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Laugh Riot



Bill Maher
The Beacon Theater; 11/12 at 7:30 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
The always-topical, tell-it-like-it-is comedian and best-selling author preaches from the pulpit of comedy. Your dad would probably also enjoy a ticket.

Norm McDonald
The Town Hall; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 123 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-840-2824
The droll SNL vet (whose WTF with Marc Maron interview we highly recommend) takes the stage to talk about, well, whatever Canadians talk about.

Kathy Griffin
Carnegie Hall; 11/12 at 8 p.m.; 154 W. 57th St., at Seventh Ave.; 212-247-7800
No celebrity is safe when the prolific redhead returns to the New York stage with her show "Tired Hooker," picking up where she left off with Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony on Broadway earlier this year.

"Live from New York… A Discussion with the Saturday Night Live Writers"
The Paley Center for Media; 11/13 at 4 p.m.; 25 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-621-6800
Writers (and very funny people) Seth Meyers, Erik Kenward, John Mulaney, Colin Jost and Marika Sawyer pull back the curtain on what happens behind the scenes of the weekly sketch show. Hopefully they'll also dish out some good celebrity gossip.

Ricky Gervais
92nd Street Y; 11/13 at 7:30 p.m.; 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-415-5500
Class is in session when the creator and star of The Office sits with Bill Carter of the New York Times for a discussion of his career.


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