NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 5/1/09

May 1, 2009

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Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn

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] acclaimed sketch, improv, and storytelling comics writers gather to create 10-minute odes to a pop star—who tonight is Bob Seger—in The Downtown Superstar Ten Minute Hour (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] stellar comics Kevin Allison, Sean Patton, Eric Andre, Vince Averill, Chris O’Connor, and John Knefel at this free weekly show in Brooklyn hosted by Cassidy Henehan and Nick Turner: Too Cool for School (8:00 pm),

[$] a stand-up star on two seasons of Last Comic Standing and on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and currently on the Opie & Anthony radio show: Rich Vos Headlining at Comix (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[$] a stand-up star who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and served “cringe” comedy nightly on national television on his unforgettable Comedy Central show Tough Crowd: Colin Quinn Headlining at Gotham Comedy (8:30 pm & 10:30 pm),

Claudia Cogan (Logo’s Gayest Week Ever), Ian Harvie (ABC’s Byron Allen Comics Unleashed), Roy Cruz (Logo’s Outlaugh), Cara Killduff (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), 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),

clever, inventive sketch comedy from Chocolate Cake City (9:30),

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

[TOP PICK] a comedic freestyle rap contest featuring some of the funniest & sharpest comics in NYC—who tonight are Pete Holmes, Laura Krafft, Ann Carr, Michael Kayne, and Andrew “Soce” Singer—plus a volunteer from the audience, hosted by genius comedic musical hosts Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Eliza Skinner (I Eat Pandas), at The BEATdown (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: Paul Mooney (12:30 am).

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