NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 1/23/09

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The Whitest Kids U' Know

The Whitest Kids U' Know

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

[TOP PICK] genius guest comics Anthony Jeselnik (Conan O’Brien, HBO, NBC, Comedy Central) and Dave Hill (HBO, VH1, Spike TV, The New York Times), plus regulars including Roger Hailes (Chappelle’s Show, VH1), joining in on occasionally uncomfortable comedy hosted by Blaine Perry & Pat Stango: Don’t Touch Me There (7:30 pm),

fine NYC stand-ups joining delightful hosts Jackie Monahan, Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Gloria Bigelow at Dykes on Mics (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] rising star Charlie Sanders performing one of the most vibrant and hilarious autobiographical shows you’ll ever see, plus sharp sketch comedy duo Greg & Lou debuting a show about an art heist, in the double-bill Minnesota Muslim and Grand Theft Auto…Oh (8:00 pm),

stand-ups Jessica Halem, Scott Ryan, Chantal, Jason Saft, and more at a gay-themed 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 groundbreaking and surreal improv troupe tackling our new hard times in Centralia: The Really Great Depression (9:30 pm),

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

a star sketch comedy troupe—with a popular TV series on IFC—performing tonight and Saturday live on stage at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: The Whitest Kids U’ Know (10:30 pm),

and a free opportunity for you to perform sketch on the UCBT stage at Liquid Courage (12:20ish am).

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