Rev. Jen hosts a scorn free open mic; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 539-7570; Weds. at 8, $3.
BRAIN CANCER CAUSES CELL PHONES
Sketch play bashes media, earthquakes & NYU; Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond St. (betw. Lafayette St. & Bowery), 560-7492; Fri.-Sun. at 8, $10.
Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 502-0868; Fri. & Sat. at 10, $8.
Chicken fried eggnog
All women sketch comedy pres. new material each week; The Triad, 158 W. 72nd St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 799-4599; Mon. at 10:30, $10 & $10 min.
DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! THIRTY SECONDS TO HELL
Musical comedy based on 1970 disaster movies; Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. 7th Ave. & Bleecker St.), 539-2614; Weds.-Sun. at 8, $12.
FREE EGGNOG & COOKIES
Brain Trust's answer to the holiday special, feat. improv. comedy based on audience interviews; the Red Room at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 802-8604; Thurs. at 8, free.
Patrick Borelli hosts weekly night of stand-up comedy, improv & sketch comedy for "NYC's Most Beautiful Performers" at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 718-832-3822; Thurs. at 8, free & 1 drink min.
GOTHAM CITY IMPROV
Main troupe for Gotham City Improv pres. "Original Sketch Comedy Show" (Fri. at 9); "Minimum Wage," history of fast food set to music! (Sat. at 8); Gotham City Improv, 158 W. 23rd St., 2nd Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 367-8222; $5-$10, $3 st.
Last weeks for fully improved one acts feat. music, movement & puppetry; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 254-5277; Fri. at 12, $5.
Sketch comedy troupe TV Head utilizes puppets, video & "creepy characters" to amuse you; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611; Sat. at 12 a.m., $5.
Sketch comedy troupe appears at the Gotham City Improv Theater, 158 W. 23rd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 367-8222 or www.miniwage.com; Sat. at 8, $8 [through 12/31].
THE MOBIUS EXPERIMENT
The last scene comes first in this totally spontaneous play from the people who brought you Burn Manhattan; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 330-6540, Tues. at 9, $6.
PLAY IT BY EAR
Improv opera ensemble collaborates with audience for their "In The Moment" theme; the Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 330-7790; Sun. at 3, $20.
Weekly sketch, improv, stand-up comedy & space aliens? at Raven Cafe, 194 Ave. A (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 529-4712; Thurs. 8-11, free.
SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV
Weekly improv comedy jam based on audience participation, incl. performers from Chicago City Limits, Chainsaw Boys & others; Homegrown Theater, 2628 B'way (betw. 99th & 100th Sts.), 316-4916; Sun. at 7, $6-$7.
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
A plethora of events from some of the strangest, yet sanest, people around. "Pixie Chick" (Weds. at 8) followed by John O'Donnell's "O'Donnellogues" (9:30); "Piledriver" (see above, Fri. at 10); Open improv jam (Fri. at 12 a.m.); New scenes from Comedy Central's "The Hand of Adonis" (Sat. at 8); "The Real Real World," skits MTV too fraidy-cat to air (Sat. at 10), "Feature Feature," improvised movies, (see above, Sat. at 11:30); "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. 2000" long-form improv show is still running (Sun. at 7:30); Todd Barry's solo performance, "Icky" (Tues. at 8) & students of UCB get a chance to practice in "New Team Harold" (Tues. at 9:30); Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; most performances $5.