David Cross, Cheryl,and Louis CK in NYC - Apr 29, 2007 (CRED)
David Cross & Louis CK

Didn't get Franz Ferdinand tickets, huh? Neither did I. Well here are several opportunities to laugh ourselves out of the depths of despair....


  • 6/7/07 through 6/9/07 The 13th Street Theater: SKETCHFESTNYC 2007!!: This is one of the most important comedy events this year and I urge you to see as much of these shows as you can. Comedy from all over the nation delivered to NYC for all to enjoy.
  • 6/7/07, 8:00pm UCB Theater: Variety Shac: Galapagos' monthly show packs its bags and comes to spend the night with UCBT. Music from host Shonali Bhowmik, comedy from Andrea Rosen, Chelsea Peretti, and Heather Lawless--and a Shac short film featuring all four. My idol Bobby Tisdale will be there too!
  • 6/7/07, 10:30pm The Green Room: FatSmiles: A new monthly comedy showcase is born tonight and features guests David Cross, Reggie Watts, God's Pottery, Andres DuBouchet, Laura Krafft. Hosted by John Roberts, admission is $12.00 or, if you say the code 'O.W.', you get a two-for-one deal!
  • 6/8/07, 8:00pm Queensborough Performing Arts Center: Todd Barry and Ted Alexandro: Ted and Todd hop on the 7-train to co-headline what promises to be a stellar show at Queensborough Performing Arts Center.
  • 6/8/07, 8:00pm Rififi: Greg Johnson: Greg Johnson's weekly comedy showcases at Rififi are hard to beat. This week your $5.00 will get you Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Demetri Martin, Andy Blitz, Nick Kroll, and members of my favorite band The Forms
  • 6/9/07, 6:00pm The Pit: Kristen Schaal as You Have Probably Never Seen Her Before: Kristen Schaal is one of my favorites. Kristen Schaal is a favorite of Brooklynvegan readers. Spending a measly $5 to see her perform for 60-minutes seems like the greatest way to kick off a Saturday evening
  • 6/10/07, 8:00pm Rififi: I Like Attention: Comedy enfant terrible Max Silvestri is launching a new monthly show at Rififi aptly entitled I Like Attention. The premiere installment features an incredible line-up that includes Nick Kroll, Dave Hill, John Mulaney, and Sean O' Connor. More info at A Special Thing
  • 6/11/07, 8:00pm Rififi: Totally J/K with Joe and Noah: Joe and Noah always put on a great show and have wonderful guests. This week, in addition to themselves, they bring you Todd Barry, Jon Friedman, Gabe Liedman, and Taylor Williamson. This is the best thing you could possibly experience on a Monday.
  • 6/11/07 8:00pm, Mo Pitkins: YouTube Show & Tell with Julie & Jackie : Julie and Jackie are a mega-awesome comedy duo that put on some pretty remarkable shows. Their 6/11 show at Mo Pitkins features David Cross, Jon Benjamin, Leo Allen and Amelie Gillette
  • 6/13/07, 8:00pm Blender Theater at Gramercy: Flight of the Conchords with Eugene Mirman: New Zealand's finest and funniest motherfolkers not only have their own show on HBO, but they're playing some larger venue gigs.
  • 6/14/07, 8:00pm Blender Theater at Gramercy: Flight of the Conchords with Rhys Darby: Your second chance to see New Zealand's finest and funniest motherfolkers. New Zealand's Michael Winslow Rhys Darby opens
  • 6/15/07 and 6/16/07, See Calendar Comix: Paul F. Tompkins: One of my favorite west coast comedians is in NYC for Father's Day weekend. Don't know if he'll drop by any of NYC's smaller venues before these gigs, so this may be your only chance to catch him.

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