NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 10/31/08

October 31, 2008

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Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

three Halloween-themed shows at The Peoples Improv Theatre, including Pure Evil (7:00-11:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a fun Halloween horror play written by comedy star & UCB co-founder Matt Walsh, directed by UCBT artistic director Anthony King, and performed by some of the top comics in NYC: Killgore: The Resurrection (8:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and midnight).

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.


NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 10/30/08

October 29, 2008

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Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

[TOP PICK] The Apple Sisters, who are winners of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Musical Comedy Act, and one of the most charming & entertaining groups in NYC, in their final NYC show performing a Halloween musical: Ghoul’s Night Out (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a fun Halloween horror play written by comedy star & UCB co-founder Matt Walsh, directed by UCBT artistic director Anthony King, and performed by some of the top comics in NYC: Killgore: The Resurrection (8:00 pm & 10:00 pm),

superb stand-ups including Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), Brooke Van Poppelen (Carolines, Macho!), and Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central) telling jokes and then answering personal questions on stage at Matt Ruby’s & Mark Normand’s We’re All Friends Here (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and crime being solved with laughs and sans scripts by brilliant comics Anthony King, Lennon Parham, Ben Schwartz, Gavin Speiller, Matt Fisher, and Jim Santangeli at CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation (11:00).

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.


NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wed. 10/29/08

October 29, 2008

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

five free hours of improvisation in The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday (7:00 pm-midnight),

[TOP PICK] a fun Halloween horror play written by comedy star & UCB co-founder Matt Walsh, directed by UCBT artistic director Anthony King, and performed by some of the top comics in NYC: Killgore: The Resurrection (8:00 pm & 10:00 pm),

comics competing for laughs based on an assigned topic in So You Think You Can Stand (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and crime being solved with laughs and sans scripts by brilliant comics Anthony King, Lennon Parham, Ben Schwartz, Gavin Speiller, Matt Fisher, and Jim Santangeli at CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation (11:00).

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.


NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 10/28/08

October 28, 2008

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

the perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours, who tonight include Joe DeVito, Myq Kaplan, Becky Ciletti, and John Morrison—at John Morrison’s Broadway Motel (6:00 pm),

17 NYC stand-ups—including RG Daniels, Jen Kwok, Chelsea White, and Shawn Pearlman—competing for audience laughs and votes at Eric I’s Comedy Showdown (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] the wonderful Kimmy Gatewood at one of her final appearances on an NYC stage (before moving to LA), plus comics pro Todd Dezago, joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about comic books at Comic Book Club (8:00 pm),

three full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Bangs, The F*cking Kennedys, The Scam, Bastian, and Ragnaröck—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedy giants Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale (former co-hosts of seminal NYC stand-up show Invite Them Up), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien), and more at the Halloween costumes & sketches edition of one of the finest and funniest shows in NYC, the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm),

hilarious & thoroughly charming stand-ups Joselyn Hughes and Brooke Van Poppelen, and more, at the return of a popular weekly show mixing sketch & stand-up: Sweet Haven (9:00 pm),

a funny exploration of where comedy comes from in Roots (9:00 pm),

a spooky comedy blast from the past at The Paul Lynde 1977 Halloween Special (9:30 pm),

and former Kissing Booth hosts Brandy Barber and Sara Jo Allocco performing a sketch show directed by the superb Owen Brimer: Jar Full of Roaches (9:30 pm).

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.


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