NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 8/11/09

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For comprehensive FringeNYC 2009 coverage, please click here.

Improvised Shakespeare Co., a genius comedy troupe that's making improv history, performs tonight through Thursday

Improvised Shakespeare Co., a genius comedy troupe that's making improv history, performs tonight through Thursday

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

7:00 pm ($5): NYC’s fearless and darkly disturbing heavy metal version of a sketch comedy troupe: Murderfist: Christ is Alive!

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($12): One of the very finest troupes in improv history, visiting NYC for just this week, Chicago’s awesomely inventive and hilarious Improvised Shakespeare Company

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm-11:00 pm ($5): Three full hours of improv for only five bucks; and in this extra-special Time Machine edition in preparation for the Del Close Marathon, four fabled improv teams that seldom perform anymore are reunited this one evening only—Creep, Arsenal, Dillinger, and fwand—all at Harold Night Time Machine

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Marvel Comics artist Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir: The Mark of Cain) joining in on a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): The reunion of a legendary improv troupe acclaimed for its uniformly brilliant members’ lightning-quick verbal reflexes and wit: The Swarm

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:30 pm ($15 online with code EWKN, plus 2-item min.): A red-hot rising stand-up star who’s a writer & performer on Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues; appeared on SNL and The Colbert Report; and won the 2009 ECNY Awards for both Best Male Stand-Up and Best One-Person Show (Unpronounceable; for my review, please click here; to get a feel for his style, please click here) performing for the first time at the top of the bill of an acclaimed NYC comedy club: Kumail Nanjiani Headlining at Comix

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Your opportunity to perform on the UCBT stage with legendary improvisors in NYC this week for the Del Close Marathon…but only if your name gets selected by The Lottery

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For comprehensive FringeNYC 2009 coverage, please click here.

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