Cheap things to do: See comedy stars
Thu Feb 26 2009
Tearing the Veil of Maya
Eugene Mirman and Michael Showalter host this supercozy—and small, so get in line early—Sunday-night show that quickly became a scene. Regular guests include John Mulaney, Jon Glaser, Demetri Martin and Jessi Klein. Union Hall, 702 Union St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-638-4400). Sun 7:30pm, $7.
Leo Allen currently holds court in the UCBT’s wildly popular late Monday slot, in which a wide array of the hottest local talent fills the bill. Frequent performers include Kristen Schaal, Todd Barry, Dave Hill and John Oliver. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W 26th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-366-9176, ucbtheatre.com). Mon 11pm. FREE
Seth Herzog’s weekly event has the laid-back, boozy vibe appropriate for one of the longest-running comedy showcases in the city. Regulars include Pete Holmes, Janeane Garofalo, Reggie Watts, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long and Pete Dinklage. Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St at Stanton St (212-253-7246). Tue 9:30pm, $5.
Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri’s night is silly, sweet and full of energy. In addition to one or two bigger names, the bill often features tomorrow’s generation of alt stars. Cameo, 93 North 6th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-8087). Wed 8pm. FREE
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