Add this to your list of reasons why Brooklyn is better than Manhattan: The first-rate storytelling series Tom Shillue’s Funny Story, formerly at the UCBeast in the East Village, now has a new home at Brooklyn Brewery. Which means you’ll get a free beer with admission. Besides ECNY winner Shillue, tonight’s lineup includes two fabulous comedians and yarn spinners: John Mulaney, a writer for Saturday Night Live and the man behind Stefon, and Bobby Tisdale, whose former comedy show, Invite Them Up, we still really, really miss. More guests to be announced.

Thu., June 21, 8 p.m., 2012