We’re now two days removed from the Mets not winning the World Series, and it still hurts, so maybe you still want to sit in a dark room by yourself. I understand. Still, who knows how long this November heat wave will last (and if it goes on too long it’s just gonna be disturbing and not fun) so get out there using the Brokelyn Events Calendar and these five best picks from it as your guide.
GRAND STAND COMEDY SHOW
Sometimes you just want a good old fashioned, no-frills, no gimmicks comedy show. Also you’d probably prefer it were free. That’s what you’ve got here at The Grand tonight, where the likes of standup and masterful Thought Catalog troll Nick Mullen and comic/deep thinker Joe Zimmerman will be telling some jokes for your amusement.
9pm, The Grand, 647 Grand Street, Williamsburg, FREE
LATE MIC WITH MIKEY AND COLIN
On the other hand, sometimes you want something really weird and you also probably prefer that be free. That’s what you’ve got here at Over the Eight tonight, as you can attend a talk show that’s picking its acts for interview, musical and comedy sets out of a hat. A hat you can put your name in and be a temporary star. Hell, you could even write some monologue jokes.
9:30pm, Over the Eight, 647 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE
BACKFAT 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
On the third hand, uh oh you’ve got three hands. But also, sometimes you want a variety show, and you also probably prefer THAT to be free. In that case, you’re in luck for a third straight time, but before you go buy a lottery ticket, stop in to 61 Local for Backfat. Like Night Train last night, they’re celebrating their third birthday, with guests like comedian Carolyn Busa, singer Mary Mack, jokes specifically for dogs, cake and prizes.
8pm, 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Cobble Hill, FREE
JENNIFER WARE ON UNJUST KIDDING
Ah, The PC Wars. Is someone just being a bit too sensitive about that joke you told, or are you just being a big ol’ jerk? Philosopher Jennifer Ware will take up the question from an empirical angle, using evidence and data and other things that you wouldn’t expect from comedy analysis, to argue the position that it’s the effects of a joke that determine its morality, not who tells is. But she’ll also tell some jokes, so there’s that.
7pm, Brooklyn Public Library Info Commons, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, FREE
LIVE LAW: REAL STORIES ABOUT THE LAW TOLD LIVE
The law, like the Force, is all around us at all times. Even if you go out to nature, if you kill someone, you’re still breaking the law, remember that. Some people have more compelling stories about the law than most, so podcast Live Law has invited professional storytellers like Will Coley of The Moth and Joselin Linder of This American Life to talk about the law with the theme “Truth or Dare.”
6:30pm, The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, $15