The Daily Shortlist August 15
Located in the basement of the Japanese sushi restaurant Je’Bon, at Batsu! you can watch as improv players compete for comedy domination, and suffer the punishments for failure (including paintball gun executions and electric shocks!). Audience members may participate in certain challenges, with signed waiver, to win free beer and other prizes. One of the best Japanese restaurants in the city, Yama, serves up some of the hugest and freshest portions of sushi, while not being as expensive as you think. Close to Irving Plaza, 119 Bar is one dive where you can get cheap drinks, play pool, and hang with friends while not standing out or being bothered when you’re a sweaty mess from dancing after seeing Shadow and Chemist perform, and I mean that in a good way! If you’re bored and early for the show, head over to the four floor Barnes & Noble to look through magazines and get a cup of coffee.