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THE DOG &
PONY SHOW SPECTACULAR


Spin off of The Dog
& Pony Show feat. different show each week; Walkerspace, 46 Walker St. (betw.
B’way & Church St.), 995-1979; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $6 [through 10/23].


DOPPELGANGERS

Unscripted two-act
play structured by audience suggestion; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton
& Rivington Sts.), 539-3896; Thurs. at 8, $8, $6 st. [through 12/18].


FEED THE RICH

Bedtime Sketch Comedy
pres. Tim Burr’s & Aaron Ring’s "bi-curious" comedy
with free candy!; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.),
581-6030; Weds. at 8, $10 [through 10/27].


FREE BREAD
& WINE


Improv comedy based
on audience member interviews, performed by Brain Trust; the Red Room at KGB,
85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 802-8604; Sat. at 10:30, free [through
12/18].


GERSHWIN HOTEL

Patrick Borelli hosts
weekly night of stand-up comedy, improv & sketch comedy for "NYC’s
Most Beautiful Performers" at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw.
5th & Madison Aves.), 718-832-3822; Thurs. at 8, free & 1 drink min.


GOTHAM CITY
IMPROV


Main troupe for Gotham
City Improv pres. blend of sketch, improv & hilarity (Fri. at 9), "Near-Life
Experiences" by Shelagh Ratner (Sun. at 8, through 10/31); Gotham City
Improv, 158 W. 23rd St., 2nd Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 367-8222; $5-$10,
$3 st.


KA-BAAM!!

Audience suggestion
drives this "comic book" superhero improv; Surf Reality, 172 Allen
St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 917-906-5770; Fri. at 8, $8
.


LEGS WIDE SHUT


Sketch-comedy spoof on Kubrick’s
latest film; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. Washington & West. Sts.),
501-2346; Sat. at 10, $10 [through 10/30]
.


MINIMUM WAGE

Sketch comedy troupes
appear at the Gotham City Improv Theater, 158 W. 23rd St., (Betw. 6th &
7th Aves.), 367-8222 or www.miniwage.com; Sat. at 8, $8 [through 12/31].


NUYORICAN POETS

Theater Double pres.
Chameleon & Uncle, two one-acts, (Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30), followed
by Latin Jazz band, Syotos (Thurs. at 10), poetry slam & open mic with Keith
Roach & Julie Gomez (Fri. at 10) & music from Iceland (Sat. at 10);
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 505-8183; Thurs.-Sat.
at 7:30, $10 theater, $5-$10 for 10 p.m. events.


OTHELLO &
I


Open mic for comics,
improv & sketch performers, hosted by Steve Yankel & Joe ‘Othello’
Dixon; Bar None, 98 3rd Ave. (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 777-6663; Tues. 9-12,
free.


OUTTALINE

New comedy group performs
sketch comedy, improv & stand-up at the Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St.
(betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 367-9000; Mon. at 8:30, $8 & 2 drink min.


PILEDRIVER

Upright Citizen Brigade’s
& William Merritt’s Fat Ass Productions’ improvised version of
professional wrestling starring, "The Serbian Nightmare," "Beniet
the Mad Frenchman," & "Broadcaster Dick Duffy;" 161 W. 22nd
St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org/schedule
for info; Fri. at 8, $5.


REAL REAL WORLD

Upright Citizens Brigade’s
version of MTV’s "The Real World," cast includes Mayor Guiliani,
a serial killer, black plague victim, Nancy Drew & obese teenager; 161 W.
22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org/schedule
for info; Sat. at 10 & Tues. at 8, $5.


RAVEN COMEDY

Weekly sketch, improv,
stand-up comedy & space aliens? at Raven Cafe, 194 Ave. A (betw. 12th &
13th Sts.), 529-4712; Thurs. 8-11, free.


SUNDAY NIGHT
IMPROV


Weekly improvised
comedy jam based on audience participation, including performers from Chicago
City Limits, Chainsaw Boys & others; Homegrown Theater, 2628 B’way
(betw. 99th & 100th Sts.), 316-4916; Sun. at 7, $6-$7.


UPRIGHT CITIZENS
BRIGADE


A plethora of events
from some of the strangest, yet sanest, people around. Todd Barry finds himself
on the internet in "Icky" (Weds. at 8); "Evente," show that
depends on audience for fully-improvised production feat. NYPress’ John
Ross Bowie (9:30); "Harold Night," is long-form improv (Thurs. at
8 & 9:30); "Piledriver" feat. behind-the-scene look at wrestling
(see above, Fri. at 8); "Rich Brown" (Fri. at 10); Open improv jam,
hosted by William Merritt (Fri. at 12 a.m.); New scenes from Comedy Central’s
"The Hand of Adonis with a Minty Grab Bag" (Sat. at 8); "The
Real Real World," skits MTV too fraidy-cat to air (see above, Sat. at 10);
"A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. 2000" long-form improv show is still running (Sun.
at 7:30) & so is "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T." (Sun. at 9:30, free); "Mobile
Assault Unit (Tues. at 8) & students of UCB get a chance to practice in
"New Team Harold" (Tues. at 9:30); Upright Citizens Brigade Theater,
161 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org
for info; most performances $5.


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