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Seriously Funny

Seven comedy events to tickle your funny bone this week.

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Ames, Loder, and Garofalo: Dare them to make you laugh.   

The Night of the Living Head
The Bell House; 9/20 at 8 p.m.; 149 7th St.,nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
Hey, hey, it's the Monkees! Or a night in celebration of the their trippy musical Head, anyway. The evening begins with a screening, followed by an expert panel including Monkees historian Eric Lefcowitz, Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield, comedienne Julie Klausner, and moderator/awesome dude Kurt Loder.

The Eric Andre Show Live
The Studio at Webster Hall; 9/21 at 7:30 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
A live version of the manic Adult Swim talk show, whose host you may also recognize from Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt 23. With co-host Hannibal Buress and lots of crazy shenanigans.

All Tomorrow's Parties
Pier 36 ; 9/21 at 7 p.m.; 299 South St., nr. Montgomery St.,
Speaking of Hannibal Buress, you can catch him twice on Friday, also sprinkling dry humor on the famed All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. Joining him in the comedy portion of the evening will be Janeane Garofalo, and local hero turned dude making television better Kurt Braunohler.

Uptown Showdown
Symphony Space; 9/24 at 8 p.m.; 2537 Broadway,at 95th St.; 212-864-5400
This installment of the comedy debate series features performers such as Janeane Garofalo and Dave Hill facing off on the very important topic of summer versus winter. We can tell you this: we already know which side we're rooting for! But We won't tell you. Hosted by storyteller-about-town Tom Shillue.

Et Cetera Festival
Public Assembly; through 9/22 p.m.; 70 N. 6th St.,nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-4586
Where to even begin with this one? Public Assembly's throwing a party — a week-long one, filled with talks, music, dancing, comedy, and art, and most of it is free. You should peruse the lineup yourself, but we'd like to point out "The Moon Presents ... A Tribute to Books" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, for free, with Chris Gethard, Jonathan Ames, and Todd Hanson of The Onion. You've earned it, boys and girls.

Employee of the Month
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 9/27 at 8 p.m.; 307 W. 26th St., nr. Eighth Ave., 212-366-9176
Adorable host Catie Lazarus picks the brains of folks with much cooler jobs than yours. On the roster: WNYC’s Kurt Andersen and playwright Robbie Baitz.

John Roberts
Joe's Pub; 9/28 at 7:30 p.m.; 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl., 212-539-8777
The character comedian — whom you can also hear as "Linda Belcher" on the cartoon Bob's Burgers — moved to Los Angeles at the end of last year, so this is an extra-special homecoming show. Expect viral videos and guests: He's got a lot of funny friends.


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