NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 1/29/09

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

Death by Roo Roo

Death by Roo Roo

vs.

The Stepfathers

The Stepfathers

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

[TOP PICK] superb comedic actress Amanda Duarte performing a one-woman show about working in the entertainment biz: Lucky Pink Wonderland (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a comedy star (NBC’s Ed, MTV’s The State) headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: Michael Ian Black (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] Ann Carr doing a one-woman show about the crap New York actresses endure, and Rob Cuthill and Hallie Haglund performing sketch comedy as two Kansas actors trying to make it in the Big Apple, in the double-bill Use It and Catch a Rising Star(s) (8:00 pm),

acclaimed theatre writers gather to create 10-minute odes to a pop star—who tonight is Phil Collins—in the new show The Downtown Superstar Ten Minute Hour (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] superb stand-ups DC Benny (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1), Todd Levin (Comedy Central, The Onion) and David Cope at a free weekly Brooklyn show hosted by Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] the debut of Scott Bateman’s animated version of an infamously dreadful 1960 sci-fi feature film: Atom Age Vampire (9:30 pm),

a very popular comedy site’s talents coming out from behind the Net tonight, accompanied by sharp NYC comics Kumail Nanjiani, Roger Hailes, Amy Schumer, and Justin Kredible, at CollegeHumor.com, Live on Stage (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and two of the finest improv troupes in the country, Death by Roo Roo and The Stepfathers, battling for the title of 2009 Champion in this season’s electrifying final competition for audience laughs & votes at the raucous Cage Match (11:00 pm).

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

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