"Violently effeminate" variety show feat. the uproariously damaged soul Steve Bird (as well as a free beer); Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-561-9740; Fri. at 12 a.m., $6 [through 8/4].
Improv group returns to Here, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-647-0202 or www.chainsawboys.com; Thurs. at 10:30, $10.
CHICAGO CITY LIMITS
Long running comedy revue pres. "Chicago City Limits Turns 20" at Chicago City Limits Theater, 1105 1st Ave. (61st St.), 212-888-LAFF; Weds., Thurs. & Mon. at 8, Fri. & Sat. at 8 & 10:30, $20, Mon. are $5.
Inspired & silly Craig Baldo hosts weekly summer variety show feat. stand-up & video shorts; Siberia, 250 W. 50th St., B'way (at 1/9 subway station), 212-560-2580; Mon. at 8, call for price.
FACEBOYZ OPEN MIC
Everyone's favorite bald & bisexual art-star runs riot which can last (literally) hours, just like its host apparently can; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-673-4182; Sun. at 8, $3.
FREE BREAD & WINE
Improv comedy from audience suggestion feat. the Brain Trust; St. Mark's Theater, 94 St. Mark's Pl. (betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A), 212-387-2028; Sun. at 8, free.
Patrick Borelli & Jen Kirkman's weekly night of stand-up, improv & sketch comedy for "NYC's Most Beautiful Performers" with new house band, The Disturbed; Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 718-832-3822; Thurs. at 8, free w/1 drink min.
Singing, video, boxing & "scatological talk shows" from Atlantic Theater Company Acting School's own Elena's Landlord; Atlantic Theater Studios, 453 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-591-0084; Thurs., Fri. & Sun. at 8, Sat. at 1 & 8, $10.
Various forms of improv are explored by troupe named after 70s band once thought to be Beatles in disguise; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 800-883-4147; Thurs. at 7:15 & 8:45, $8; Thurs. at 6, free [through 9/7].
MARY PURDY'S ALL-FEMALE COMEDY HOUR
Alternately titled "Why Jerry Lewis Is A Prick" (this week, that is), feat. Dana Eagle, Cate Smit, Leanna Connelly & Jamie Denbo; Chicago City Limits Theater, 1105 1st Ave. (61st St.), 212-888-LAFF; Mon. at 8, $10.
REV. JEN'S ANTI-SLAM
Pointy-eared Saint Jen Miller's deathless enclave of "pretty cool" open-mic revelry; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277; Weds. at 8, $3.
Weekly show in which this frequently compelling comic interacts fiercely with "inattentive" audience members (who are almost always cute girls) on topics ranging from sex & drugs to Hollywood's condescension towards all known life forms; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-673-4182; Weds. at 9, $10.
TOM SOTER'S SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV
Long-running "jam" feat. members of Chicago City Limits, Chainsaw Boys, Hiatus, First Amendment & NY Improv Squad; HomeGrown Theater, 2628 B'way (betw. 99th & 100th Sts.), 212-353-7716; Sun. at 7, $7.
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
A plethora of events from some of the strangest, yet sanest, people around. McCartney & Tolan in "2 Irish Jerks" (Weds. at 9:30); "Harold Night" double feature (Thurs. at 8 & 9:30); "Son of O'Donnellogues" (Fri. at 8); an open improv jam (Fri. at 12 a.m.); "Mobile Assault Unit" (Sat. at 8); "Feature Feature," improvised 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 & 9:30, free); 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.), 212-366-9176 or www.uprightcitizens.org for info; most performances $5.