Sunday, December 9th

Chameleon comedian Steve Martin brings his funny to the 92nd Street Y, in the wake of his new book, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life. And if you thought the party train slowed to a halt just because it’s Sunday, you were wrong! The burgeoning political force that is the Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats hosts a winter brunch, perhaps contemplating how to get away with endorsing Obama without bringing down the wrath of She Who Will Not Be Named.

[Steve Martin at the 92nd Street Y, Kaufman Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue, 7:30 p.m., www.92y.org; Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats winter brunch, Woolworth Tower Kitchen, 233 Broadway]