NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 3/13/09

March 13, 2009

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Derrick, which just won the ECNY Award for Best Sketch Comedy Group

Derrick, which just won the ECNY Award for Best Sketch Comedy Group

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] 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),

[$] a frequent comedic commentator on Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever headlining at Comix: Christian Finnegan (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[$] two comedy giants as part of tonight’s lineup at Stand Up NY: Marc Maron and Todd Barry (8:00 pm),

stand-ups including Allison Castillo (Comedy Central) and Danny Leary (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics) 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),

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

[TOP PICK] a sketch show (with some improv thrown in) that just won its superb stars the 2009 ECNY Award for Best Sketch Comedy Group: Derrick (11:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and UCBT’s free monthly open-mic stand-up show, where deliciously odd things tend to happen around 1:30 am, hosted by lightning-quick & hilarious Pete Holmes (Comedy Central, VH1; one of the finest comics in the country) at Gutbucket (12:20ish am).

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