Around NYC Today (3/25) Scratch Paper, Retrobits, Police Sketch Game, Style IQ


Scratch Paper, Caveat – LES, 3:30pm – 6pm

Scratch Paper is an open mic for informative comedy, research-inspired storytelling, and charismatic talks. Are you a researcher or science writer who wants to work jokes into your upcoming piece? Are you a stand-up comedian who wants to use history, science, or your other nerdy obsession to fuel your sets? Whether it’s comedy based in research or research with a little something extra, Scratch Paper will help you test out new material that offers audiences exciting insights into the world… before the punchline. Free. RSVP.

Retrobits, QED – Queens, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join comedians Brian McGuinness (Playable Characters Podcast) and TJ Del Reno (Unlimited Lives Radio) as they watch the audience play mostly terrible video games with funny commentary. $5.

Funhouse: Police Sketch Game, The Drawing Center – SoHo, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Funhouse is an interactive drawing game where the audience helps three exhibitors from the show identify the perpetrator of a crime. The audience will be shown an image of a criminal and will be tasked with giving clues to each artist as they try to sketch a portrait. After the audience shouts out enough details about the criminal’s appearance, the artist will reveal their portrait of the criminal, seeing how it matches up against the original photo.

Style IQ: A Guide to Sartorial Realness, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

Self proclaimed sartorialists (on a budget) comedians Anna Roisman and Maya Deshmukh discuss seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. Featuring Jon Wan (UCB) Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert), Emmy Blotnick (The President Show, Comedy Central), Tommy DiDario (Style Expert on Rachael Ray, GQ), Janelle Lloyd (WaitYouNeedThis Blogger). $10.



Shy kids, Shining Mirrors, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 2pm, $8 – $10.

Robbing Johnny, Ransom Pier, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Ariah & Rain Johannes, Mae Krell, Gabrielle Marlena, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Brett Hendrix, Hotel RL – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Derek Humphrey (Bushwick Bears), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Curtain Act! Variety Show w/ Tim Dillon (Netflix, Comedy Central), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HBO), Nimesh Patel (SNL, 2016 Oscars with Chris Rock), Sam Jay (SNL, Comedy Central), VON – East Village, 7pm, $5.



Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Central Park (East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), Every day except Wednesday until March 31, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.


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