NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 3/20/10

March 20, 2010

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Riki Lindhome & Kate Micucci will be brilliant, sexy, and irresistibly fun tonight at the Comix Comedy Club as star music comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates

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:

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($3): Stand-ups doing comic book related material at one of NYC’s best comic book stores, Jim Hanley’s Universe, with tonight’s superb guests including Ali Wong, Dan St. Germain, Mike Drucker, and Jesse Pop, hosted by Vito Delsante and Matt Maragno: Comics Love Comics

7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Chelsea White, the delightful stand-up who wowed the entire NYC comedy community with her wonderful videos at last week’s ECNY Awards, tonight guest-hosts with Aalap Patel, and performs with stand-ups Nick Turner, Matt Wayne, Meg Cupernall, Matt Maragno, Kevin Carlin, and Jeff Maurer in Ochi’s Lounge. To see why you don’t want to miss Chelsea, please click here; and then come check out tonight’s Lil’ Seany Boy

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisor Christina Gausas and friends she originally made in Chicago—which include writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($27.50 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci are an adorably silly, super-smart , and super-talented comedy folk duo for whom the word irresistible was probably invented. The gals are very deservedly “blowing up”  in the biz, having recently appeared on such network TV shows asScrubsJay Leno, and Carson Daly…and should not be missed. If you don’t yet know why, please check out their videos by clicking here; and then treat yourself to the immense pleasure of seeing Riki and Kate tell stories, exchange spontaneous banter, and sing live—with their opening act one of the finest stand-ups in the country, Jessi Klein (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central)—at the elegant Comix Comedy Club via their stage names Garfunkel & Oates

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($24.50, plus 2-drink minimum): One of the most skilled, funny, and beloved stand-ups in the country—and a personal favorite—who’s a staff writer for Saturday Night Live, has performed repeatedly on Conan O’Brien and VH1’s Best Week Ever, and won the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up, headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: John Mulaney

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): One of the gutsiest and most hilarious troupes in comedy history—and which recently won the Cage Match Championship for two years in a row!—genius improvisorsDeath by Roo Roo

9:00 pm ($5): Organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track!

[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): The Harvard Sailing Team

[TOP PICK] [$] 10:00 pm ($15): Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe led by brilliant UCBT artistic director Anthony King: Reuben Williams

10:30 pm ($5): Vibrant improv from Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) and Leslie Korein as comedy trio Trike

[TOP PICK] 11:00 ($8): NYC’s heavy metal version of a comedy troupe—and which recently won this year’s ECNY Award for Best Sketch Group—doesn’t always hit the mark but provides odd, unsettling, and fearless dark comedy: Murderfist: Late and Dirty

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): Adam Lustick and Billy Scafuri are stellar members of world-class sketch troupeThe Harvard Sailing Team; and they’ve now branched out to form comedic rap duo Snakes…which recently won the 2010 ECNY Award for Best Musical Group! Check out their debut album, which can be downloaded from BillyandAdam.com, and then join them and their delightfully unusual guests at Snakes: FutureSex/LoveSnakes

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 3/19/10

March 19, 2010

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Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome rock the Comix Comedy Club tonight and Saturday as stellar musical comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates

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:

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): In this fun show, 16 musical performers turn an audience member’s suggestion into two musical fairy tales that tell what happened from the viewpoint of first the hero and then the villain, with “all the music and magic of a Disney flick…plus the darkness of the Brothers Grimm:” Once Upon a Time

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A glorious collection of hilarious film clips from super-fan Kevin Maher and friends at 92 Y Tribeca, which tonight is summed up by this trailer; this has entirely sold out, but grab tickets for subsequent shows now while they’re still available so next month you can enjoy an event like tonight’s Kevin Geeks Out About Sharks

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($24.50, plus 2-drink minimum): One of the most skilled, funny, and beloved stand-ups in the country—and a personal favorite—who’s a staff writer for Saturday Night Live, has performed repeatedly on Conan O’Brien and VH1’s Best Week Ever, and won the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up, headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: John Mulaney

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($27.50 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci are an adorably dark comedy folk duo who have appeared on such network TV shows on Scrubs and Jay Leno (to check out their videos, please click here); and they’re headlining tonight and Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club via their stage names Garfunkel & Oates

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Amy Heidt’s one-woman show was one of the very best productions at this past August’s FringeNYC Festival (for my review, please click here)—if you didn’t catch it then, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Amy demonstrate her brilliance as both actress and writer; plus two of the funniest and most loveable sketch comics alive, Katherine Bryant and Chris O’Connor (half of sketch troupe Fearsome) team up with also hilarious sketch comics Mike Still (sketch troupe A Week of Kindness) and John Phillips (sketch troupe Trophy Dad) to perform a comedic play about a college buddy returning after 10 years to ruin his friend’s life, in the double-bill Amy Heidt: Dominate Yourself! and Mace Bacon: The Worst Guy Ever

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Andrea Rosen (Comedy Central, Variety SHAC), Tony Camin (Comedy Central, VH1), Barry Rothbart (MTV), Jay Bois, and Jimmy Merritt, plus sharp sketch troupe Sidecar, performing at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for hosts Nick Turner’s & Jason Saenz’s Too Cool for School

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm ($10):Stellar storyteller Kevin Allison (The State, host of Risk!), Patrick Borelli (Comedy Central), and Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien) performing at the Luca Lounge (200 Avenue B) with lovely producer/host/ECNY winner Carol Hartsell, Sean Crespo, and more: Shark at Work

[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

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-ups performing in Ochi’s Lounge at a gay-themed show hosted by the lovely Jenny Rubin: The Back Room

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers

10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): “Jon Gabrus is a rugby player from Long Island who loves to drink, which is the perfect trifecta for getting into ridiculous and dangerous situations. Come drink along with Gabrus as he shares some of his beer-soaked tales, like the time he ate a dead snake, or cooked a fork on a barbecue and branded himself…twice. There will plenty of drinking games, lots of audience participation, and an appalling lack of shame. His bartender, special guests, and his lack of self-control will join forces to create a night Jon probably won’t remember:” Blackout Drunk

11:00 pm ($5): A fun improv show that makes up scenes based on the contents of an audience member’s wallet: Gimme the Loot!

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Chris Gethard, Shannon O’Neill, and other top comics—plus musical guest Owen Biddle of The Roots (Jimmy Fallon’s band)—interact with the newest Web sensation atChatroulette Live!

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 10/12/09

October 12, 2009

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For cherished moments from David Letterman, please click here.

Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome as musical duo Garfunkel & Oates

Kate Micucci & Riki Lindhome as musical duo Garfunkel & Oates

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:

6:30 pm & 9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): The perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel

[FREE] 7:30 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Joe Devito, Tom McCaffrey, Dan Mahoney, Mike Sheehan, Jonathan Powley, and David Felsen performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

8:00 pm ($5): Two of UCBT’s house sketch comedy troupes, Gramps’ and Thunder Gulch, trying out new bits at Maude Night

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Anthony Jeselnik (genius dark comedy stand-up; writer for Jimmy Fallon; Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central Presents), David Javerbaum (writer for The Daily Show; co-writer of Cry-Baby: The Musical and A Colbert Christmas; will read from his new book What to Expect When You’re Expected), Jena Friedman (Entertaining the Bartender), Alan Lebetkin, and more performing in the Lolita Bar with producer Liam McEneaney at Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Riki Lindhome (Last House on the Left) and Kate Micucci (Scrubs) deliver an evening of comedic songs in this sold-out-of-seats show (though if you’re okay with standing, come and enjoy), including their hits Pregnant Women Are Smug and F*ck You, as musical duo Garfunkel & Oates

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-ups in the country—who tonight include Garfunkel & Oates (see directly above), Noah Garfinkel (Totally J/K), and Brendan Burns—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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For cherished moments from David Letterman, please click here.


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