Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 502-0868; call for schedule, $8.
Widely popular improv troupe stages their biggest show yet; The Kraine Theater, 84 E. 4th St. (2nd Ave.), 501-1728; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $12-$15 [through 4/29]
CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO
Techno-thriller derived from actual "black box" transcripts of six real life airlines emergencies; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 254-5277; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $8 [though 5/27].
DOG & PONY
The latest installment of the low-fi favorite; Walkerspace, 46 Walker Space (betw. Church St. & B'way), 254-9888; Mon. at 8, $6.
Patrick Borelli & Jen Kirkman's weekly night of stand-up, improv & sketch comedy for "NYC's Most Beautiful Performers" & Adjutant Stork?; Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 718-832-3822; Thurs. at 8, free w/1 drink min.
THE GRAPES OF RALPH
Leading-edge sketch comedy from the up-and-coming, five member troupe Ralph, follow-up to Maybe I Can Get Laid In Jail; St. Mark's Theater, 94 St. Mark's Place (betw. 1st. Ave. & Ave. A), 777-6088; Sat. at 10:30, $12 [through 4/15].
GREG WALLOCH'S TALENT SHOW
Sharp, progressive comedy showcase hosted by Walloch; Dixon Place, 309 E. 26th St. (2nd Ave.), 532-1546; Fri. at 10, $10 [through 4/28]
The maddess returns with Epstein's Wet Dream & a free can of Bud; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 2nd Fl. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 673-4182 or www.surfreality.org; Fri. at 12, $6.
Rob Shapiro's amuses audience with his rants & amusing impersonations of what it means to be a man & if he measures up; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 388-2392 or www.surfreality.org; Sat. at 10, $10 [through 4/22].
Improv, sketch & musical comedy with a Mr. Show bend; Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.) (800) 246-1390; Mon. at 9:30, contrib..
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; Sat. at 8, $12, $8 st.
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.), 353-7716; Sun. at 7-9, $7, $6 adv.
TWELVE ANGRY SHOWS
Weekly platter of sketch & improv comedy with open jam segment by five-member troupe; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 673-4182 or www.surfreality.org; Sat. at 10, $8, $6 st.
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
A plethora of events from some of the strangest, yet sanest, people around. "The Tame Show" (Weds. at 8) followed by "Icky" (9:30); "Herald Night" double feature (Thurs. at 8 & 9:30) & "Bogus Sting" (11, free); Friday, "Naked Babies in Emotional Stuntmen" (8); "Piledriver" (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, (Sat. at 11:30); "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. 2001" long-form improv show is still running (Sun. at 7:30 & 9:30); "Eddie!," the one-man show runs (Tues. at 7); 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.