SKITS & IMPROV BLOCK THIS KICK Comedy variety …

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Comedy variety
show w/changing theme. This week: "Teasing," kids can be so cruel;
Barrio, 99 Stanton St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 212-533-9212; Tues.
at 8, $5 contrib.


 


BON BOCK



Three one-act
plays deal w/drinking, drugs & self destruction–put on your happy face;
The Red Room, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-539-7686 or www.httheater.org;
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8, Sun. at 3, $15.


 


THE DIRTY MATRIX



In a neutered
future, who will save humanity from a world without smut?; Surf Reality,
172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-591-2149 or www.surfreality.org;
Fri. at 12, $6, incl. 1 beer & after party.


 


THE DYING VAUDEVILLE



Tribute to
the genre feat. acrobats, dancing girls & psychic Siamese twins; The Present
Theatorium, 196-198 Stanton St. (betw. Attorney & Ridge Sts.), 212-420-8888;
Weds.-Fri. at 7, $7.


 


EATING IT



Comedy-driven
variety event at Luna Lounge feat. "The Best of the Virgins
Show" w/host Tom Shillue, 171 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.),
212-260-2323 or www.eatingit.net; Mon. at 8, $7, incl. free drink.


 


FACEBOYZ OPEN
MIC



Everyone has
an ten-minute time limit at weekly open mic, hosted by bald & bisexual art-star
Faceboy; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-330-6856
or www.surfreality.org; Sun. at 8, sign-up at 7:45, $3.


 


THE FLYING
QUEENS



A festival
of perverts feat. geriatric mimes, dirty therapists & a pissed off UPS worker;
Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-636-9203
or www.surfreality.org; Fri. at 10, $10.


 


FOUR NOTES
& A BLENDER



Kooky sketches
about marital mix-ups; Altered Stages, 212 W. 29th St., 2nd fl. (betw. 7th &
8th Aves.); 212-712-7003 or www.newavenue.org for res.; Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
at 8, $15 [through 6/2].


 


FUNNY…SHEESH



Improv comedy
game show w/audience participation & prizes; Sidewalk, 94 Ave. A (6th St.),
212-473-7373; Sun. at 7:30, 2 drink min.


 


GERSHWIN HOTEL



"The Louis
A. Smaldone II Jazz Trio" (Weds. at 9:30); Patrick Borelli hosts "Great
Free Comedy," night of stand-up, improv & sketch (Thurs. at 9:30);
"The Laffeteria" (Fri. at 10); The 10:17 Comedy Night (Sat. at 10)
"Mr. Monday Comedy Show" w/Deke Haylon (Mon. at 8); The Gershwin Hotel,
7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-447-6466; most shows are
free.



 



GOTHAM CITY
IMPROV



Improv is their
specialty. "Cow Revolution" (Fri. at 8); "Fidget" (Fri.
at 10); "Gotham Beyond" (Fri. at 10) Gotham City Improv, 158 W. 23rd
St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-8222 or www.gothamcityimprov.com, most
performances $5.


 


HIGH FIFE



Sketches, improv,
audio & video blend to create new brand of comedy (not Miller’s
"champagne of beers"); Freaks Local 413, 413 W. 44th St. (betw. 9th
& 10th Aves.), 212-981-9384; Thurs. at 8:30, $5.


 


MISTER RALPHS’
NEIGHBORHOOD



Visit Abe Lincoln’s
Def Jam Set & Mr. Roger’s sweatshop in this dark comedy feat. talent
from The Upright Citizens Brigade & "talent" from
MTV; St. Mark’s Theater, 94 St. Mark’s Pl. (betw. 1st Ave.
& Ave. A), 212-502-0318; Sat. at 10:30, $12, $10 st./s.c. [through 6/9]


 


MEMBER DRIVE:
SKETCH COMEDY GOES PUB(L)IC



Network executive
saves PBS by introducing sleazy shows; Gotham City Improv, 158 W. 23rd St. (betw.
6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-8222; Tues. at 8, $7 [through 6/12].


 


RANDOM ARTS
FESTIVAL II: THE SILENCE



Poetry, cabaret,
improv comedy & whatever else the random artists can throw together,
sounds pretty random; Sidewalk, 94 Ave. A (6th St.), 212-726-1149; Sun.
at 8:30, free.


 


SOME OF MY
PARTS



Party girl
Pat Galante tells all in her one-woman comedy extravaganza; Duplex, 61 Christopher
St. (7th Ave.), 212-255-5438; Weds. at 7, $12 & 2 drink min.


 


THE TENTH FLOOR
SKETCH COMEDY GROUP



Politically
incorrect humor w/a colorful cast of characters incl. The Armless Nazi &
Korean Bodega Man; El Flamingo, 547 W. 21st St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.),
212-243-2121; Thurs. at 10, call for price.


 


THEATERSPORTS



Freestyle Repertory
Theater pres. improv comedy at The Trilogy Theater, 341 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th
& 9th Aves.), 323-595-3258; Sun. at 7, $5 [through 6/17].


 


THESE ARE ROCKETSHIP
PEOPLE



New series
of sketches from NYC comedy group "Naked Babies" feat. weed developed
by Gulf War scientists; Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw.
6th & 7th Aves.), 212-366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; Fri.
at 8, $5.


 


TOAST



Sketch comedy
w/performers trained at the UCB Theater; Freaks Local 413, 413 W. 44th
St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-946-1827; Fri. at 10:30, $5, incl. a Dixie
cup of champagne.



 



TOWER OF BURDEN



Actor &
playwright Onukaba Ojo revives this Nigerian comedy about pride; The Raw Space,
529 W. 42nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-279-4200; Weds.-Sat. &
Tues. at 8, Sun. at 3, $15, $12 st./s.c.


 


UPRIGHT CITIZENS
BRIGADE



A plethora
of events from some of the strangest, sanest people around feat. "The
Sarian Show" (Weds. at 8); "Experiments in Music Improv" (Weds.
at 9:30); "Harold Night" (Thurs. at 7, 8 & 9:30) "Cagematch
(Thurs. at 11); "Naked Babies: These Are Rocketship People" (Fri.
at 8); "The Swarm" (Fri. at 10); "When Amish Attack" (Fri.
at 12 a.m.); "May I Help You Dumbass?" (Sat. at 8); "Feature
Feature" (Sat. at 10); "Ali Farahnkian: Word of Mouth" (Sat.
at 11:30); "Asssscat 3000" (Sun. at 7:30 & 9:30); "Eddie
the Sequel" & "Lylice" (Mon. at 8); "Kathie Lee &
the Legion of Good Meet Ricky Martin & the Loca Power Team" (Mon. at
9:30); "Riot Nrrrd" (Tues. at 8); "The Third Degree" (Tues.
at 9:30); Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw.
6th & 7th Aves.), 212-366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; most
performances $5.


 


WHITE TRASH
FAMILY FEUD



Improv troupe
"Scrambled Eggs" serves up a spoof on the classic gameshow, wait a
minute–how is this different from the normal Family Feud?; Surf Reality,
172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-460-1813 or www.surfreality.org;
Weds. at 7:30, $8.



 


SKITS & IMPROV BLOCK THIS KICK Comedy variety …

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Comedy variety
show w/changing theme, "Puzzles & Words" feat. stories about math
problems, word puzzles & drinking games; Barrio, 99 Stanton St. (betw. Ludlow
& Orchard Sts.), 212-533-9212; Tues. at 8, $5 contrib.


 


BON BOCK



Three one-act
plays deal w/drink, drugs & self destruction. Put on your happy face; The
Red Room, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-539-7686 or www.httheater.org;
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8, $15.



 



THE DIRTY MATRIX



In a neutered
future, who will save humanity from a world without smut?; Surf Reality,
172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-591-2149 or www.surfreality.org;
Fri. at 12, $6, incl. 1 beer & after party.


 


EATING IT



Comedy-driven
variety show at Luna Lounge, w/host (& potentially great comedian–what
happened to this guy?) Mark Maron, 171 Ludlow St. (betw. Houston &
Stanton Sts.), 212-260-2323 or www.eatingit.net; Mon. at 8, $7, incl. free drink.


 


FACEBOYZ OPEN
MIC



Everyone has
an ten-minute time limit at weekly open mic, hosted by bald & bisexual art-star
Faceboy; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-330-6856
or www.surfreality.org; Sun. at 8, sign-up at 7:45, $3.


 


THE FLYING
QUEENS



A festival
of perverts feat. geriatric mimes, dirty therapists & a pissed off UPS worker;
Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-636-9203
or www.surfreality.org; Fri. at 10, $10.


 


FOUR NOTES
& A BLENDER



Kooky sketches
about marital mix-ups; Altered Stages, 212 W. 29th St., 2nd fl. (betw. 7th &
8th Aves.); 212-712-7003 or www.newavenue.org for res.; Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
at 8, $15 [through 6/2].


 


FUNNY…SHEESH



Improv comedy
game show w/audience participation & prizes; Sidewalk, 94 Ave. A (6th St.),
212-473-7373; Sun. at 7:30, 2 drink min.


 


GERSHWIN HOTEL



"The Louis
A. Smaldone II Jazz Trio" (Weds. at 9:30); Patrick Borelli hosts "Great
Free Comedy," night of stand-up, improv & sketch (Thurs. at 9:30);
"The Laffeteria" (Fri. at 10); The 10:17 Comedy Night (Sat. at 10)
"Mr. Monday Comedy Show" w/Deke Haylon (Mon. at 8); The Gershwin Hotel,
7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-447-6466; most shows are
free.


 


GUIDE TO HEALTH
& STRENGTH



One-man multimedia
show has Jason Stella bring mental hygiene films to life; Surf Reality,
172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-696-6615; Thurs. at
10, $5.


 


HIGH FIFE



Sketches, improv,
audio & video blend to create new brand of comedy (not Miller’s
"champagne of beers"); Freaks Local 413, 413 W. 44th St. (betw. 9th
& 10th Aves.), 212-981-9384; Thurs. at 8:30, $5.


 


IT’S THE
INGA STUDTMEIER SHOW!



Although Inga
never shows up, Jennifer Glick, Eric Seims & special guests are ready to
pinch hit in this monthly comedy variety shebang; Collective Unconscious, 145
Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington), 212-254-5277; Thurs. at 8, $7.


 


KA-BAAM



Improv actors
team up w/comic book writers to create characters based on audience suggestions;
The Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E. 4th (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-995-5302;
Tues. at 8, $10.


 


LET ME TELL
YOU



Part of Here’s
"Literary Lust" series, the show promises "an evening of unconventional
lessons;" Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-496-9507
or www.here.org; Mon. at 8:30, $10.


 


LI’L RICKY’S
LITTLE SECRETS



In his one-man
show of masks & puppets, Ricky Muniz uses the Spanish soap opera form to
rip on his childhood; Botanica Bar, 47 E. Houston St. (betw. Mott & Mulberry
Sts.); Sat. & Sun. at 6, $12, incl. free drink.


 


MISTER RALPHS’
NEIGHBORHOOD



Visit Abe Lincoln’s
Def Jam Set & Mr. Roger’s sweatshop in this dark comedy feat. talent
from The Upright Citizens Brigade & "talent" from
MTV; St. Mark’s Theater, 94 St. Mark’s Pl. (betw. 1st Ave.
& Ave. A), 212-502-0318; Sat. at 10:30, $12, $10 st./s.c. [through 6/9]


 


MEMBER DRIVE:
SKETCH COMEDY GOES PUB(L)IC



Network executive
saves PBS by introducing sleazy shows; Gotham City Improv, 158 W. 23rd St. (betw.
6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-8222; Tues. at 8, $7 [through 6/12].


 


SOME OF MY
PARTS



Party girl
Pat Galante tells all in her one-woman comedy extravaganza; Duplex, 61 Christopher
St. (7th Ave.), 212-255-5438; Weds. at 7, $12 & 2 drink min.


 


THE TENTH FLOOR
SKETCH COMEDY GROUP



Politically
incorrect humor w/a colorful cast of characters incl. The Armless Nazi &
Korean Bodega Man; El Flamingo, 547 W. 21st St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.),
212-243-2121; Thurs. at 10, call for price.



 



THEATERSPORTS



Freestyle Repertory
Theater pres. improv comedy at The Trilogy Theater, 341 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th
& 9th Aves.), 323-595-3258; Sun. at 7, $5 [through 6/17].


 


THESE ARE ROCKETSHIP
PEOPLE



New series
of sketches from NYC comedy group "Naked Babies" feat. weed developed
by Gulf War scientists; Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw.
6th & 7th Aves.), 212-366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; Fri.
at 8, $5 [through 5/25].


 


TOAST



Sketch comedy
w/performers trained at the UCB Theater; Freaks Local 413, 413 W. 44th
St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-946-1827; Fri. at 10:30, $5, incl. a Dixie
cup of champagne.


 


TOWER OF BURDEN



Actor &
playwright Onukaba Ojo revives this Nigerian comedy about pride; The Raw Space,
529 W. 42nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-279-4200; Fri. & Sat.
at 8, Sun. at 3, Tues. & Weds. at 8, $15, $12 st./s.c.


 


THE UNUSUAL
SUSPECTS



The troupe
is back w/their latest improv creation; the Producer’s Club, 358 W. 44th
St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 718-284-3120 for info; Sat. at 8:30, $8.


 


UPRIGHT CITIZENS
BRIGADE



A plethora
of events from some of the strangest, sanest people around feat. "The
Sarian Show" (Weds. at 8); "Manson Roast" & "Mr. A$$"
(Weds. at 9:30); "The Best of UCB Theater" (Thurs. at 7, 8, 10 &
11); "Naked Babies: These Are Rocketship People" (Fri. at 8); "The
Swarm" (Fri. at 10); "When Amish Attack" (Fri. at 12 a.m.); "May
I Help You Dumbass?" (Sat. at 8); "Feature Feature" (Sat. at
10); "Ali Farahnkian: Word of Mouth" (Sat. at 11:30); "Asssscat
3000" (Sun. at 7:30 & 9:30); "Eddie the Sequel" & "Tami
Boy" (Mon. at 8); "Experiments in Music Improv" (Mon. at 9:30);
"Riot Nrrrd" (Tues. at 8); "The Third Degree" (Tues. at
9:30); Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th
& 7th Aves.), 212-366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; most performances
$5.


 


WHITE MEAT



Uni-racial
comedy welcomes you into the world of the aged frat boy Bush-era
white male; The Red Room, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-517-1709
or www.httheater.org; Thurs. at 10:30, $15.



 



WHITE TRASH
FAMILY FEUD



Improv troupe
"Scrambled Eggs" serves up a spoof on the classic gameshow, wait a
minute–how is this different from the normal Family Feud?; Surf Reality,
172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-460-1813 or www.surfreality.org;
Weds. at 7:30, $8.



 


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