The Best Indie and Alt Comedy Shows This Week
The tech world and the joke world come together this week, like a remake of The Social Network with a DVD commentary track of fart noises. Social sharing mecca Reddit hosts its regular standup show Wednesday, TED talk-inspired goof "Slideshow" is on Saturday, and the app-powered comedy night "Crowd Sourced" hits Monday. So get out there, nerds: grab your Google Glass, sit in front and give a comedian the gift of riffing about your silly face-wear.
Veronica Osorio performs at the UCBT NY Variety Hour Showcase this Thursday
Wednesday, October 16th
The Creek and the Cave, 10 p.m. Free.
Social sharing mega-site Reddit (aka "The Front Page of the Internet") hosts its very own independent comedy show every month, where the city's proud web nerds meet its shameful comedy nerds. So the caliber of jokes will be dark, cutting--and above all, very funny. The hilarious Tony Deyo headlines, along with Letterman writer Kevin McCaffrey, Danny Cruz, Jarret Berenstein and more.
Thursday, October 17th
UCBT NY Variety Hour Showcase
UCBeast, 7.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $5.
The Upright Citizens Brigade deserves a fruit basket from all of show-business for hosting these variety shows showcasing top talent for industry, agents, and lucky audience members like you. Hosted by new SNL cast member John Milhiser, Matt Fisher (of improv legends The Law Firm), tonight features the very best up and coming character, stand-up, and sketch comedy in the city. Don Fanelli (featured above) may even participate in another slap contest.
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