NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 1/9/09

January 9, 2009
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Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

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

a world-class improvisor and utterly unique comic trying out his special brand of silliness in a debut solo show: Eugene Cordero (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of the funniest stand-ups alive, and a TV & movie celebrity who stars in MTV’s hit sketch comedy show Human Giant and will soon be co-starring in NBC’s sitcom spinoff of The Office, performing a deliciously long, fluid set in his trademark laid-back style headlining at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Aziz Ansari (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of the most razor-sharp and uproariously funny storytellers in the country performing this extraordinary new one-man show that should not be missed: Chris Gethard’s Magic Box of Stories (8:00 pm),

a groundbreaking and surreal improv troupe tackling our new hard times in Centralia: The Really Great Depression (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 brilliantly funny members of The Stepfathers (9:30 pm),

and a sketch show (with some improv thrown in) from the superb stars of Derrick (11:00 pm).

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