NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/30/08

November 30, 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] UCBT’s playground for celebrities and ace improvisors, ASSSSCAT 3000 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedy legend Jim Gaffigan performing the final evening of his smash hit NYC run at Town Hall: The Sexy Tour (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] typically stellar stand-ups at one of the funniest productions in NYC—and winner of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Variety Show—The Greg Johnson Show (8:00 pm),

fine NYC comics Joey Gay, Dan Fontaine, Jesse Popp, and Mike Lawrence at RG Daniels’ Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

sharp NYC comics at a free stand-up comedy show hosted by star sketch/improv troupe Derrick in Queens’ Long Island City: This Is New York (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and four talented stand-ups describing themselves as “foul-mouthed females”—Jessimae Peluso, Jill Twiss, Diana Saez, and Yameneika—at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 11/29/08

November 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:

an improv troupe with a theatrical approach: Stray (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] four hours of semi-finals and finals competition at the raucous conclusion of Pat Baer’s wonderful 2008 3-on-3 Improv Tournament (8:00 pm, 9:30 pm, & 11:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] comedy legend Jim Gaffigan performing the next-to-final evening of his current smash NYC run at Town Hall: The Sexy Tour (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] Kevin Allison (member of legendary sketch troupe The State) in a one-man show: F*** Up (8:00 pm),

a co-star of Comedy Central’s The Root of All Evil, with appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, etc., headlining tonight and Saturday at Comix: Andy Kindler (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

a small mob of talented comics telling funny, poignant, and at times unforgettable tales about their relatives at the gorgeous Sara Benincasa’s Family Hour (9:00 pm),

organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track! (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] inventive & hilarious sketch comedy from The Harvard Sailing Team (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show: The Complete Performer (10:30 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 11/28/08

November 28, 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] Kevin Allison (member of legendary sketch troupe The State) in a one-man show: F*** Up (8:00 pm),

a gay-themed stand-up comedy show hosted by Jenny Rubin: The Back Room (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers (9:30 pm),

a one-man show mixing comedy and magic: BalloonFREAK (9:30 pm),

singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical (10:00 pm),

Derrick hosting two sketch comedy troupes, Chubby Skinny Kids and Rue Brutalia, competing for audience laugh & votes at Backyard Brawl (11:00 pm),

and a free opportunity for you to perform improv with UCBT veterans at Jammin’ with Ralph (11:00 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 11/27/08

November 27, 2008

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in NYC live comedy are…hang out with loved ones!

All of the usual suspects are dark tonight.

But please tune in here again on Friday.

Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving!

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wed. 11/26/08

November 26, 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:

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

[TOP PICK] Violet Krumbein demonstrating she’s one of the most darkly funny talents in NYC, and Thomas Middleditch (member of genius improv troupe Baby Wants Candy) showing off a myriad of comedic characters via a dynamic one-man show, in a don’t-miss double-bill: Human Painkiller and Littlebitch (8:00 pm),

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

[TOP PICK] Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Chelsea Peretti (Comedy Central, Variety SHAC), John Gemberling (star of Fat Guy Stuck in Internet), and Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central) in Brooklyn at the hilarious Joe Mande’s & Noah Garfinkel’s Totally J/K (9:30 pm),

and an improvised imagining of what goes on at a lesser-known parade, The Macy’s Day Before Thanksgiving Day Parade (9:30 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 11/25/08

November 25, 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:

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, Karen Batista, Ray Combs, Josh Comers, and Luke Cunningham—at John Morrison’s Broadway Motel (6:00 pm),

comedians getting rid of their stuff by telling tales about the items and then selling to the highest bidder at the very fun Auction! (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] comics creators Marc Bernardin (Monster Attack Network, Highwayman) and Neil Kleid (Marvel.com, Brownsville) 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 Whorenado, The Law Firm, Ragnaröck, Bastian, and The F*cking Kennedys—at Harold Night (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and star Demetri Martin testing out material for his upcoming new TV show Important Things, plus rising star character performer Thomas Middleditch (Baby Wants Candy), and sharp stand-ups Hannibal Buress (Comedy Central) and Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien) at one of the finest and funniest shows in NYC, the wonderful Seth Herzog’s Sweet (9:00 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 11/24/08

November 24, 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:

[the perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours, tonight including Joe DeVito, Margie Kment, Emily Epstein, Matt Ruby, Daniel Dratch, Dan St. Germain, Blaine Perry, and Sean Donnelly—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel (6:30 pm & 9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] luminous actors including Sandy Rustin (Comedy Central’s upcoming The Scariest Show on TV) mixing it up with brilliant improvisors such as Michael Delaney and Anthony King as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at Gravid Water (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a free weekly comedy show in Brooklyn featuring superb comics Adira Amram, Seth Herzog, Taylor Williamson, Margot Leitman, and Matt Goldich, plus music from Car on the Moon, hosted by the razor-sharp Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] typically stellar stand-up comics who perform their sets but are periodically interrupted by the host—one of the funniest men on the planet, Doug Benson—at a very special show called The Benson Interruption (9:30 pm).

[TOP PICK] and one of the sharpest and most popular stand-up comics in the country performing an hour-long set: Demetri Martin (11:00 pm).

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