Rev. Jen hosts a scorn free open mic; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (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.
BREAKUP GIRL LIVE!
This month it's Breakup Girl vs. the Millennium Bug as BG continues to fight crimes of the heart; Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 367-9000; Mon. at 8:30, $8 & 2 drink min.
camera shy seniors
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].
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.
DECK THE HALLMANS
The Hallman family attempts a "nice" holiday dinner which audience suggestion & imrprov inevitably spoil?if that ain't enough, there's free punch; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 254-5277; Fri. & Sat. at 10, $5.
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.
FREE BREAD & WINE
Improv comedy based on audience member interviews, performed by Brain Trust; the Red Room at KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 802-8604; Sat. at 10:30, free [through 12/18].
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.
HARDCORE SOCIAL LIFE
Lady schizophrenia lays a wet one on the Uncouth Players; New York Comedy Club, 241 E. 24th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd. Sts.), 695-0876; Fri. at 7. $10 & 2 drink min.
Fully improved one acts feat. music, movement & puppetry; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (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.
NYC's 25-piece comedy improv troupe is back at it again with a special performance by the women of Klaatu; 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].
THE MOBIUS EXPERIMENT
The last scene comes first in this totally spontaneous play from the people who brought you Burn Manhatten; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (Greenwhich Ave.), 330-6540; Tues. at 9, $6.
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 time & price.
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.
Behind the scenes look at pro wrestling; Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 161 W. 22nd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 366-9176; Fri. at 10, $5.
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.
SAMMY VELVET'S ALL STAR CELEBRITY DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY TELETHON
Sammy Velvet returns to host sham telethon with unusual gang of downtown laughsmiths; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611; Fri. at 7:30, $7.
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," improv movies, (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.
WHO YOU CALLIN' A HO, HO HO?
Diva Delaria spreads holiday cheer with skits, music & guests; Joe's Pub at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Layfayette St. (Astor Pl.), 539-8643; Fri.-Sun., 9, $25.
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.