NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 6/22/09

June 22, 2009

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Author Bob Powers' new interactive adventure for adults
Author Bob Powers’ new interactive adventure for adults

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

the perfect show for short attention spans, open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours—tonight including Chelsea White, Hilary Schwartz, Lisa Kaplan, Raquel D’Apice, Luke Cunningham, Matt Ruby, Matt Maragno, Danny Solomon, Blaine Perry, Sean Donnelly, Aalap Patel, Matteson Perry, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

Dan St. Germain (MTV). Eric Slovin (writer for Saturday Night Live 2002-2005 and Important Things with Demetri Martin; Comedy Central Presents), Mike Drucker (freelance writer for SNL, The Onion, McSweeney’s), Bob Powers (author of You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero and upcoming The Terrible, Horrible, Temp-to-Perm Debacle), John Knefel (The Huffington Post), and the return of show producer Liam McEneaney (back from touring Europe) at Tell Your Friends (8:00ish pm),

fresh sketch comedy from UCBT house groups High Treason and Slow Burn at Maude Night (8:00 pm),

a summer musical comedy written and co-starring Leslie Korein & Marcy Jarreau, plus Caitlin Tegart, Timothy Dunn, and D’Arcy Erokan delivering sketch comedy, in the double-bill Girl Camp and How Rude (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] and a free weekly show typically featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the country and hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash (11:00 pm).

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