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If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, East Village

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Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.

Featuring comedians Victor Varnado, Liz Miele, Evan Williams, Sarah Tollemache, Tanael Joachim, Saurin Choksi. Hosted by Robert Dean.

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Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

Bell House, Gowanus

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Sasheer Zamata Party Time is a monthly variety showcase hosted by Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life)! She and resident DJ and pal, Donwill, invite comics and musicians to perform and play party games with the audience. We're all here to party, and you're invited too!

Featuring Sasheer Zamata, Michelle Buteau, Baratunde Thurston, Marie Faustin, musical guest Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio).

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Aparna N' Jo Present: Live & Order!

Union Hall, Park Slope

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Serial. Making a Murderer. People vs. OJ. There's nothing hotter right now than true crime. And there's nothing the industry*** loves more than cashing in on what's popular. While Jo Firestone and Aparna Nancherla have neither committed nor solved any homicides as of now, they are totally open to it in the future if their schedules allow. In the meantime, they are both loyal devotees of the fake-but-based-on-true crime industry: Dick Wolf's Law & Order: SVU**. So, for one fine evening, allow them, with the help of some special comedy guests, to pay tribute to the episodic criminal procedural with their own reimagining of the form. At the very least, prepare to walk away with more questions than answers, and blood on your hands. Whose blood? That's for you to decide.

***The entertainment industry, not the murder industry, but good guess.
**Nothing but the worst, most heinous crimes for these two voyeur monsters.

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Improvised 30 Rock

The PIT Loft, Gramercy

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Ain’t no party like a Liz Lemon party ‘cause a Liz Lemon party is MANDATORY! A group of 30 Rock fans are throwing a Liz Lemon party, a.k.a. resurrecting 30 Rock for one night only. Dressed in costume, Liz, Tracy, Jenna, Jack, Kenneth and the rest of your favorite characters will improvise a never-before-seen episode of 30 Rock based on an audience suggestion. Bring your Slanket and your night cheese!

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