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Choose your own comedy adventure

Lynn Bixenspan
Zack DeZon

Considering Lynn Bixenspan got her start in comedy by telling the awkward story of how she lost her virginity to a disturbed socialist, you can count on things getting pretty personal at her December NYC shows. And what stories she has. Get the low-down on her upcoming shows below and pick the one that’s perfect for you.

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Dec. 11, 9:30 p.m.
27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Go if: You go to therapy three times a week. And it just so happens there’s a cocktail menu and your friends there.

During this show, comedians come on stage and share true stories about all sorts of relationships in their life. “Everything from dating, to family, to your relationship with your pet cat or your middle-school bully,” Bixenspan explains. The last 30 minutes of the show, a comedian will sit and talk about a relationship they want advice on in front of a panel of actual therapists, who are also comedians. “There’s oddly a lot of overlap there,” she says.

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Stand Up and Sing!
Dec. 14, 9 p.m.
Union Hall
702 Union St., Brooklyn
$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Go if: Your idea of the perfect night out is getting tipsy and singing some Boys II Men with your friends.

The concept behind Stand Up and Sing! is simple yet genius: It’s karaoke plus comedy. “There will be four comics who will each do standup and then perform a karaoke song at the end of their set,” Bixenspan explains, adding that the whole room can get in on the fun thanks to a giant projector showcasing the song lyrics. “I’ve been singing since I was a little kid, way before I was doing comedy, so I think anything that blends the two is really fun,” she says.

My First Time
Dec. 16, 9 p.m.
27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Go if: You’d love to dig out your childhood diary and give it a read.

Whether losing your virginity was magical or the most awkward moment of your life, hearing how other people cashed in their v-card is bound to make you feel better about your own experience. Down some drinks and prepare to be the human embodiment of the tears of joy emoji as comedians get super personal on stage.

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