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( pm; $12—which includes a second show, How to Write a Book: The Play; UCB Hell's Kitchen at 555 West 42nd Street) Friday 2/23: Highly talented hip-hop improv group North Coast attempts to create a Hamilton on the spot by making up a musical based on an audience suggestion of a famous historical figure: Anybody: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera ( pm, $20, LES' Caveat at 21-A Clinton Street; take F/J/M/Z subway to Delancey Street/Essex Street) Saturday 2/24: Comics and comedic storytellers (TBA) join pioneering sketch comic and storyteller Kevin Allison (The State) to tell well-crafted tales of comedic adventure: Risk!
I don't know anything else about this show, but Eric is always worth watching.The best way to be instantly notified about new show postings is to subscribe to my Best New York blog and allow for email notifications, and/or to follow me on Twitter (@hybender) or Instagram (@hybenderny).In addition, you can use the links below to explore the schedules of all the major comedy venues in NYC; and you can find excellent live comedy recommendations weekly via The New York Times.Tonight's yarn-spinners are Andy Christie (The New York Times, NPR, Moth Grand Slam champion, host of The Liar Show), Gastor Almonte (Comedy Centrals This Is Not Happening, host of Stoops2Stages, co-host of I'm Dead Comedy), and Catie Lazarus (The New York Times, host of Employee of the Month): Sideshow Goshko ( pm, Free!, KGB Bar at 85 East 4th Street off Second Avenue) Thursday 2/22: Brothers Hari Kondabolu (David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents; fascinating Tru TV documentary The Problem with Apu) and Ashok Kondabolu (Dap in Das Racist) spontaneously interact with each other, sharing family stories, discussing current events, and more for this podcast recording: Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Live ( pm, $10, Brooklyn's Littlefield at 635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Thursday 2/22: Aparna Nancherla (one of the very finest stand-ups in the country; co-star of HBO's Crashing and 2 Dope Queens, Netflix's Master of None, and Comedy Central's Corporate; former writer for Seth Meyers; Conan O'Brien, @Midnight, Comedy Central Half Hour, comedy album Just Putting It Out There) is interviewed during a game of Jenga (as soon as the tower falls, the conversation ends), plus stand-up or storytelling by Chanel Ali, Melissa Diaz, and Savannah Des Ormeax hosted by Molly Mc Gaughey: Everything is Falling Apart ( pm, $10, Astoria Queens' QED: A Place to Show & Tell at 27-16 23rd Avenue) A glorious collection of hilarious film & TV clips and lectures by mass media experts hosted by super-fan Kevin Maher and friends, this month focusing on punk rock and related pop culture (for a sneak peek video, please click here), with guests Tenebrous Kate (host of the Bad Books For Bad People podcast), Kevin Rice (writer/producer/director of Tvs Ghoul A Go-Go), Heather Buckley (producer for Red Shirt Pictures), Marcus Pinn (creator of Pinnland Empire), Christopher Funderburg (editor/writer for The Pink Smoke.com), and Kate Wilkinson (Wig Wurq website "judging pop culture's wigs from lace fronts to split ends"): Kevin Geeks Out Goes Punk!"Out of over 100 couples matched, four couples have managed to develop actual long-term relationships. It's amazing and defies all odds:" Friends of Single People ( pm, $10, Brooklyn's Littlefield (635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Wednesday 2/14: A show celebrating the app that redefined online dating, with the lovely and quick-witted Lane Moore (above; HBO's Girls; Sex & Relationship Editor of Cosmo; writer for The Onion, Mc Sweeney's) going on a live Tinder safari for guys while a packed audience watches her every choice with fascination.
Offering comments and suggestions during the adventure are tonight's stellar guests Aparna Nancherla (one of the very finest stand-ups in the country; co-star of HBO's Crashing and 2 Dope Queens, Netflix's Master of None, and Comedy Central's Corporate; former writer for Seth Meyers; Conan O'Brien, @Midnight, Comedy Central Half Hour, comedy album Just Putting It Out There), Jon Friedman (MTV producer, Jimmy Fallon; host of former legendary annual anti-Valentine's Day event The Rejection Show: VD Edition), and Sally Kohn (CNN pundit, Daily Beast columnist; author of upcoming book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity).
The tension between Jena's placid external demeanor—as in the scene above, where she shoots the breeze with college frat boys about campus rape—and what we know she's really feeling is often riveting.
(This is epitomized in an exchange between a sex doll manufacturer who explains the difference between his products and Jena is "You fuck the doll but the doll doesn't fuck you back," to which Jena responds, "So it's pretty much the same thing." He adds, "There's no emotional connection, really." Jena nods and replies, "Same thing.") The result is a darkly funny and oddly intense show that will leave you exhausted while wanting more... In contrast to Jena, Eric Andre has made a career of being a wild man.
( pm, $16 [buying in advance is highly recommended, as this show crammed with rich imagery and ideas usually sells out], Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema at 136 Metropolitan Avenue; take the L to Bedford) Friday 2/23: One of the very best shows at UCB is by Jay Malsky, a super-charged & hilarious character comic who also sings beautifully.
This 25-minute solo musical shows off all of Jay's strengths, as he plays a variety of women whose boyfriends he stole.
This show usually sells out, so I highly recommend nabbing tickets ASAP for Tinder Live: Valentine's Day Special ( pm, $15, Brooklyn's Littlefield (635 Sackett Street; take R subway to Union Street) Wednesday 2/14: World-class singing improvisors Evan Kaufman & Rebecca Vigil interview an audience couple about their love life and then turn it into a musical—with breathtaking skill (see my review of their award-winning Fringe NYC 2015 shows here).