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Five comedy shows to check out this week.

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Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 9/30 at 8 p.m.; 307 W. 26th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-366-9176
An hour-long comedy romp satirizing the art world, from the UCB’s first-ever weekend house sketch team.

Twain In the Membrane
Littlefield; 10/4 at 8 p.m.; 622 Degraw St., nr. Fourth Ave., Gowanus; 718-855-3388
Ain’t no party like a Mark Twain party, with a night of comedy, live cartoons, and skits in celebration of illustrator Michael Kupperman’s Mark Twain’s Autobiography: 1910–2010, featuring Jon Glaser, Kate Beaton, and more.

Hoboken Comedy Festival
Maxwell's; 9/30–10/2 at 7:30 p.m.; 1039 Washington St., at 11th St., Hoboken, New Jersey; 201-653-1703
Cross state lines to this three-day fest, which features the mellow charisma of Todd Barry headlining a lineup of Myq Kaplan, Andrew Schulz, and Leah Bonnema at Maxwell's and Hannibal Buress kicking it at the Clearview Cinemas. Details at hobokenfestival.com.

Louis C.K.
The Bell House; 9/30 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
His TV show's off the air for the season, but you can still catch him doing stand-up in two sets this Friday night, with tickets on sale at 10 a.m. that morning.

After Hours with Gene Hackman and Friends
UCB East; 10/4 at 8 p.m.; 155 E. 3rd St., nr. Ave. A; 212-366-9231
The new UCB East (or UCBeast) is up and running, with a weekly resident in Sara Schaefer and Scott Moran's variety show. If Gene Hackman can't make it (which is highly unlikely because we all know he loves comedy) he'll send a letter explaining his absence and instructions on how to run the evening.


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