NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 3/20/09

March 20, 2009

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D.L. Hughley
D.L. Hughley

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:

sharp, funny sketch troupe Secret Hospital in America’s Sweethearts (7:00 pm),

[$] [DISCOUNTED] lovely & witty Cathleen Carr & Daiva Deupree turning life’s darkness into comedy as Two Girls for Five Bucks (8:00 pm),

[$] a sharp, likeable comedy star who hosted a political comedy show on CNN, starred in an ABC/UPN sitcom, and was one of the Original Kings of Comedy, headlining at Carolines through Sunday: D.L. Hughley (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

talented stand-ups Carolyn Castiglia (VH1), Amy Beckerman (MTV), Vicki Cuperman (Homo Comicus), Adam Lehmann (Here TV’s Hot Gay Comix), and Rob Driemeyer (Poole Party) 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),

[TOP PICK] [$] several comedy giants as part of tonight’s lineup at Stand Up NY: Ted Alexandro, Patrice ONeal, Judah Friedlander, and More (10:00 pm),

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

[TOP PICK] superb comics Kurt Braunohler (Penelope, Princess of Pets; 2008 ECNY Award for Best Director) and Dominic Dierkes (award-winning member of star comedy troupe Derrick) joining ace sketch troupe and host Olde English performing all-new material for a show that’s Very Fresh (11:00 pm),

[FREE] a free opportunity for you to perform sketch on the UCBT stage at Liquid Courage (12:20ish am),

[$] and a provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining at Carolines through Sunday: Paul Mooney (12:30 am).

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