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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:
[FREE] 7:00 pm: Razor-sharp comedic singing duo Stuckey & Murray, stand-ups Emily Epstein, Elon James White, and Dave Lester, band The Summer Replacements, and more performing atOtto’s Shrunken Head (538 East 14th Street, between Avenues A and B) hosted by Eric Vetter: No Name and A Bag O’ Chips
7:00 pm ($8): Award-winning improv duo Lucas Kavner and Bradford Jordan make stuff up with “a celebrity guest improvisor’ at Swords
[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): A delightful tale of heartbreak by Leslie Meisel —who manages the impressive feat of being adorable, sexy, and hilarious all at the same time, and is a sharp comedic talent very much worth keeping an eye on—quite ably abetted by co-writer Megan Neuringer in one of the smartest theatrical shows to grace UCBT this year: Love Can Suck a Dick…and So Can I …
…plus, as the second half of this double-bill, “pop culture obsessed Billy Eichner takes you on a fun-filled 30 minute journey through his twisted and topical celebrity-fueled world:” Billy Eichner Goes Pop!
[$] 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm ($35 & 2-drink min.) A TV & film star whose credits include Beauty Shopwith Queen Latifah and Bulworth; hosting BET’s Hollah! and Comic View; and appearing on ABC’sThe View, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Politically Incorrect, and Showtime’s Laffapalooza, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Sheryl Underwood
[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 on ($19.33 online with discount code WONG, plus 2-item minimum): A petite comedy dynamo, this razor-sharp rising star will shock you and make you roar with laughter with a fearlessness that’s won her acclaim in San Francisco and, over the past year, a devoted following in NYC; don’t miss her headlining for one night only—along with performances from Hannibal Buress, Sheng Wang, and Kevin Camia—at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Ali Wong
[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A groundbreaking and surreal improv/sketch troupe performing with new guests each Friday and making a valid complaint: Centralia: We Were Supposed To Have Flying Cars By Now
[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): Some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers
[TOP PICK] [$] 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm ($25 & 2-drink min.) A stand-up who co-hosts FUSE’s A Different Spin; has performed on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, NBC’s 30 Rock, Jimmy Fallen, John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show; and has interviewed such celebs as Sarah Silverman (to watch, please clickhere), headlining tonight and Saturday at the Gotham Comedy Club: Amy Schumer
[MEGA-TOP PICK] [$] 9:30 pm ($18): My pick for #1 show (out of 197) at this year’s spectacularFringeNYC 2010 was an award-winning comedy about comedy legend Judy Holliday featuring one of the best performances you’re likely to see anywhere this year. Please read my review by clickinghere; and don’t miss this second chance provided by the FringeNYC Encore Series to experience the delightful Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story
[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Always fresh and imaginative world-class sketch troupe that uses song, movement, and clever scenarios to turn familiar rituals on their head (for a video about awkward goodbyes at the end of a party, please click here) delivering a brand new collection of sketches titled Ms. Larsen’s Class: The Harvard Sailing Team
10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical
[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): Jonathan Gabrus, Sue Galloway, and other superb improvisors make up scenes about an audience member’s legal dispute at The Law Firm: Law & Disorder
11:15 ($5):Roman Rimer performs a one-man show about “inspirational and comedic true stories intertwining spirituality, sex, laws, identity, drug busts, discomfort, fear and discovery from a spontaneous road trip down South” in Evolution
[TOP PICK] [$] Midnight ($22.50 & 2-drink min.) Some of the raunchiest shock comics in the biz—Adrienne Iapalucci, Kurt Metzger, Mike Vecchione, and headliner Jay Oakerson—performing stand-up through Sunday at Carolines: Jay Oakerson’s Dirty Minds
[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): Stand-up comic Tom McCaffrey switches to a career as “a hip-hop superstar,” performing as TMC his “hip-hop/comedy rapsterpiece” Get Rich or Move Back in With my Dad, aided by such comedy greats as Carolyn Castiglia, Mara Herron, Joe Derosa, Rob Cantrell, Dan Curry, and Boris Khaykin: Joke Life
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