NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 5/15/09

May 15, 2009

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Jen Nails

Jen Nails

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] Jen Nails performing a 40-minute one-woman show about an “exuberant sixth-grader” Time Out New York called “explosively funny:” Lylice (7:00 pm),

[$] the revival of a popular comedic play, smartly directed by the wonderful Kimmy Gatewood and with a standout performance from actress Lee Eddy: Kidnapped by Craigslist (8:00 pm),

[FREE] NYC stand-ups Joselyn Hughes (in her final NYC appearance for a while, as she’s moving to LA to blog for Comedy Central’s Tosh.O), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien, NBC, VH1, Comedy Central), Dan Curry (Comedy Central), Kenny Zimlinghaus (host of Cosmo Radio on Sirius), Lucas Held, Kevin Williams, Scott Moran, and Matt Rittberg at this free weekly show in Brooklyn hosted by Cassidy Henehan and Nick Turner: Too Cool for School (8:00 pm),

[$] comedy genius Pete Holmes (Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker) opening for TV & movie star TJ Miller (David Letterman, ABC’s Carpoolers, film star), who’s Headlining at Gotham Comedy Club (8:30 pm & 10:30 pm),

NYC stand-up 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),

[TOP PICK] [DISCOUNTED] brilliant improvisors making up plays on the spot using the language and themes of the Bard: Improvised Shakespeare (10:00 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),

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

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