NYC Comedy Picks for Monday 10/12/15
David Carl has been performing Replication debates, playing all the parts himself. Tonight he switches parties and gives you a preview of the upcoming Democratic debate in this installment of Road to the White House (8:00 pm, $5, The PIT Upstairs Theatre at 123 East 24th Street)...
...and genius improvisor Scott Adsit makes up scenes with a guest TBA at Adsit & ? (8:00 pm, $5, UCB Chelsea at 307 West 26th Street; sold out of seats, but you can probably get in if you arrive early on the standby line and are okay with standing)
NYC Comedy Picks for Tuesday 10/13/15
Chris Gethard, Dave Hill, Brooke Van Poppelen, and Barry Rothbart perform stand-up at Greg Barris' Unbunned (8:00 pm, $12 at the door or $11.59 in advance online, Brooklyn's Union Hall at 702 Union Street; take R subway to Union Street)...
...David Cross guest-hosts ace stand-up Myq Kaplan, sketch duo Good Cop Great Cop, and more at Sweet (9:00 pm, $7, The Slipper Room at LES' 167 Orchard Street, corner of Stanton Street)...
..and improvisors drinking beer make up scenes based on audience suggestions. Performers are systematically eliminated by audience voting (i.e., your votes) until only one player remains. Tonight's comics include superb improvisors Evan Kaufmann, Tracy Mull, and Nate Starkey, improv pianist Mark Erenstoft (Avenue Q, 50 Shades! The Musical), and guest host Devin Heater (G.U.S.) at Beerprov (8:00 pm, $10, Brooklyn's Littlefield at 622 Degraw Street; take R subway to Union Street)
NYC Comedy Picks for Wednesday 10/14/15
For Halloween, an abridged stage version of movie classic Silence of the Lambs spearheaded by Jo Firestone...under threat of obstruction by "another group made up of horrible anarchists led by J.D. Amato" in Silence of the Lambs Vs. No Silence of the Lambs (11:00 pm, $5, UCB Chelsea at 307 West 26th Street)
NYC Comedy Picks for Thursday 10/15/15
Four days of sketch comedy—starting tonight with nearly 30 half-hour sketch shows—at SketchFest 2015 (6:00-midnight, $10 per show or $60 for an all-you-can-see pass, The PIT Upstairs and Downstairs Theatres at 123 East 24th Street and The PIT Loft at 154 West 29th Street)
NYC Comedy Picks for Friday 10/16/15
The very best FringeNYC musical of 2014 about a lonely fat kid who responds to his
by eating them—with operatic music composed & orchestrated by the brilliant Christian De Gré—returns with lots of new material starting tonight through November 22nd: Fatty Fatty No Friends ($10 for opening weekend only (otherwise $20), 7:30 pm, The COW at 21 Clinton Street)...
...and it's Day #2 of a sketch festival running through this weekend—today featuring over 35 half-hour or hour sketch shows, including the hilarious Blogologues at 8:00 pm—at SketchFest 2015 (2:30 pm-midnight, $10 per show or $60 for an all-you-can-see pass, The PIT Upstairs and Downstairs Theatres at 123 East 24th Street and The PIT Loft at 154 West 29th Street)
NYC Comedy Picks for Saturday 10/17/15
Thoroughly delightful UK comic Josie Long is gracing NYC with a solo show today through October 25th, and you should most certainly see it. Why? Because within just the past 24 hours, she tweeted "I ordered a Bernie Sanders t-shirt for my friend like, months ago, and it hasn't come, and now I am disillusioned with socialism." Josie also once said (am paraphrasing) "If you're low on cash and have to choose between a meal and a book, always go for the book." Where else are you going to receive such wisdom? To get a taste, view Josie's 2012 one-woman show by clicking here; and then grab tickets for her current extravagaza (which I'll be eagerly seeing on Tuesday): Josie Long: Cara Josephine (5:00 pm, $25, West Village's Soho Playhouse at 15 Vandam Street)...
...and it's Day #3 of a sketch festival running through this weekend—today featuring nearly 40 half-hour or hour sketch shows, including such great groups as Murderfist at 10:00 pm and Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting at 11:00 pm—at SketchFest 2015 (4:00 pm-midnight, $10 per show or $60 for an all-you-can-see pass, The PIT Upstairs and Downstairs Theatres at 123 East 24th Street and The PIT Loft at 154 West 29th Street)
NYC Comedy Picks for Sunday 10/18/15
"Chloe" on FOX's 24 is a sharp, talented stand-up, and tonight she concludes a headlining run: Mary Lynn Rajskub (7:30 pm, $38.25 plus 2-drink min., Carolines Comedy Club at 1626 Broadway)...
...and it's the conclusion of a 4-day sketch comedy festival, today featuring over 30 half-hour or hour sketch shows—including the free premiere of Micah Sherman's documentary about social media titled LIke Me at 2:00 pm, and dynamite duo Leah Rudick & Katie Hartman as Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting at 8:00 pm—at SketchFest 2015 (2:00 pm-10:30 pm, $10 per show or $60 for an all-you-can-see pass, The PIT Upstairs and Downstairs Theatres at 123 East 24th Street and The PIT Loft at 154 West 29th Street)
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