NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 2/14/09

February 14, 2009

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Judah Friedlander breaking up on Valentine's Day

Judah Friedlander breaking up on Valentine's Day

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:

three improv duos—including superb married couple Ptolemy Slocum and Shelly Stover-Slocum—making up scenes in CoupleProv (7:00 pm),

talented NYC stand-ups at Sean Sean Donnelly’s Lil Seany Boy (7:00 pm),

an exciting new NYC show developed at Chicago’s legendary iO theatre in which veteran improvisors create a play on the spot based on audience suggestions: New Play (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] star improvisation from writers & performers at 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show who joyously declare Let’s Have a Ball (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] a star stand-up comic who’s a cast member on the smash hit sitcom 30 Rock, has also performed on Jay Leno, HBO, VH1, and MTV, and is headlining tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Judah Friedlander (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell relating their YouTube-documented romantic adventures live on stage—possibly accompanied by visits from some of the gals—on Double Date Us (8:00 pm),

sharp NYC comics at a free stand-up comedy show hosted by star sketch/improv troupe Derrick in Queens’ Long Island City: This Is New York (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of my all-time favorite improv troupes—which in 2008 broke the UCBT improv competition record for winning streaks with 17 triumphs in a row, and recently delivered a magnificent performance to capture the 2009 Cage Match Championship—the brilliant and daring members of Death by Roo Roo (9:00 pm),

organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track! (9:00 pm),

[$] an unlikely matchmaker that’s resulted in actual marriages, and even a baby: The PIT Dating Game (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] a spectacular Valentine’s Day celebration of rejection and mortification, featuring some of the funniest comedic storytellers, stand-ups, and sketch comedy performers in NYC, at Jon Friedman’s The Rejection Show’s Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven (10:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer (10:30 pm).

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