Rev. Jen hosts a scorn free open mic; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 539-7570; Weds. at 8, $3.
Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 502-0868; Fri. & Sat. at 10, $8.
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Sketch comedy troupe performs some of their "best of" skits, preceded by Brain Tucker's stand-up; Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 591-1820; Fri. at 7, $5 [through 12/10].
Audience suggestion drives this improv troupe in song, games & performance; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. Washington & West. Sts.), 501-1728; Fri. at 10, $8, $6 st. [through 12/17].
Unscripted two-act play structured by audience suggestion; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 539-3896; Thurs. at 8, $8, $6 st. [through 12/18].
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.
UCB's newest show creates improvised "movies" from audience suggestion; Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; Sat. at 11:30, $5.
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.
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.
The audience will bring to life this improvised comic book one last time in a super-mega-show feat. the entire cast; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611; Fri. at 8, $8.
NYC's 25-piece comedy improv troupe is back at it again with a special performance by the women of Klaatu at 8:30; the Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 802-9297 or 501-2905; Mon. at 6:30, $7.
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].
Fifth night film & video series & script reading (Tues.), Creative Unity Collective, followed by open mic (Weds.) & The Living Room, directed by Frank Perez (Thurs.-Sat.); Nuyorican Cafe, 236 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 505-8183, call for price.
OTHELLO & I
Open mic for comics, improv & sketch performers, hosted by Steve Yankel & Joe 'Othello' Dixon; Bar None, 98 3rd Ave. (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 777-6663; Tues. 9-12, free.
More queer business from the LES's favorite dropped children, plus all the box wine you can drink; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. Sat. at 10, $6.
Group Captain, the latest in long form improv, results in delightful mix of Mummenshanz & Mr. Show; Creative Place Theater, 750 8th Ave. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), Fri. at 8, Sat. at 10, $7.
PLAY IT BY EAR
Improvisational 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 improvised 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); Friday, Delaney & Dave's first sketch comedy, "Marooned" (8); Mobile Assult Unit (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.
Y2K, You're OK
The newest show from Chicago City Limits takes a satirical look at the past thousand years; Chicago City Limits Theater, 1105 1st Ave. (61st St.), 764-7900, Thurs. at 8:30, Fri. & Sat. at 8, $10.