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WHIPLASH: FREE Comedy Every Monday Night

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In New York, there are two options for going to comedy clubs: There are the kind that charge a pint of plasma for a cover, have drink minimums on their $9 drinks made with well liquor that should be used to polish silverware and the comedians who base their routines on not getting laid after they get married. Then there are the places like Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, where you have to fight for a folding chair, the beers are cheap and the comics range from David Cross to improv troupes that act out an audience member’s fucked up family stories. Every Monday at UCB, Leo Allen hosts WHIPLASH, a FREE night of comics who are actually funny! Tonight’s line-up is Hannibal Buress, Kurt Braunohler, Marina Franklin and a secret guest who’s on a TV show that may or may not involve parks. Guests in the past include Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswald, etc. As a bonus, my buddy from work promises that there are always attractive people in attendance.

WHIPLASH at UCB Theatre
307 W 26th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues [Chelsea]
Monday nights, 11pm
FREE,
but make a reservation.

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.