Too many Tuesday night options

Ah, Facebook. So great for allowing my comedy friends to keep me in the loop on upcoming shows and inviting me to them. So awkward when several of these shows get booked at the same time on the same night. How many times can you click on "maybe attending" before you have to buckle down and accept or reject an RSVP? Perhaps that’s a rhetorical question. I just needed to type it, though, because tonight, many of my comedy friends are performing in comedy shows in New York City. One of these days, I’ll figure out the best way to add show listings to this site. This is not that day. This day, I’ll list my friends and their shows so you all can have the option of seeing them, too.

Two Girls For Five Bucks, showcase at Ars Nova in Hell’s Kitchen, 8 p.m., $15, two women (one from NYC, the other from Boston) perform their full hourlong comedy burlesque show (hence the higher ticket price). I’ve reviewed them before.

Pant-Hoot, stand-up comedy and a short educational film about non-human primates, at Magnetic Field in Brooklyn Heights (in the best neighborhood in Brooklyn, I might add with necessary neighborly bias), 8 p.m., free, hosted by Charles Star, and tonight his monthly show features Moody McCarthy, Adam Wade, DJ Hazard, Gilad Foss and Rachael Parenta.

Sweet, weekly stand-up comedy and music and more, at the Slipper Room in the LES, 8:30 p.m., $5, hosted by Seth Herzog and featuring Janeane Garofalo, Chelsea Peretti, Laura Krafft, Whitney Cummings, Jason Sudeikis on the ones and twos, and a conversation with Seth’s mom.

Archers of Ha, weekly stand-up comedy, at Spike Hill in Williamsburg, 9:30 p.m., free, hosted by Jamie Lee and Bryce Richardson, and featuring Pete Holmes, Will Franken, Kumail Nanjiani, Shawn Pearlman and Will Hines.

Flying Carpet, stand-up comedy, at Rififi in the East Village, 9:45 p.m., free, hosted by Matt Ruby and featuring God’s Pottery, Tony Pizzazz & Dr. Xanax, Master Lee, John F. O’Donnell and Dan Curry.

And I haven’t even begun to list all of the fun shows going on in the many Manhattan comedy clubs.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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