NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 6/4/09

June 4, 2009

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Glbert Gottfried

Glbert Gottfried

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] world-class improvisor and utterly unique comic Eugene Cordero performing his special brand of silliness in a solo show, plus Caitlin Tegart, Timothy Dunn, and D’Arcy Erokan delivering sketch comedy, in the double-bill Weird Birds and How Rude (8:00 pm),

[$] a unique comedy star headlining at Carolines for one night only: Gilbert Gottfried (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] brilliant improvisors Tara Copeland and James Eason leading a semi-revival of legendary troupe Mother in this new Magnet show: Sleepover (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] Adira Amram (brilliantly funny, sexy, rising star writer/singer), Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson, concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy), Jamie Kilstein (Just for Laughs Festival; writer for Huffington Post, 236.com, McSweeney’s; opened for Lewis Black, Dave Chappelle, Dave Attel, Marc Maron), Becky Yamamoto (Stickerbook), Julia Siegal, and more performing at a weekly variety show in the East Village hosted by sharp dark comedy stand-up Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30ish pm),

[TOP PICK] one of the most respected comics in the biz, Marc Maron (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, one-man show Scorching the Earth) and other talented stand-ups at the 92YTribeca comedy showcase Comedy Below Canal (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] stellar stand-up comics Jessica Kirson (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1, Bravo), Bobby Tisdale (legendary co-host of the seminal and much-beloved former NYC comedy show Invite Them Up), and Brooke Van Poppelen (Carolines, Comix, Maxim Radio, Macho!) joining the fresh, sexy, and razor-sharp gals of Variety SHAC (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and two vibrant improv troupes, Death by Roo Roo and Scootch, in a battle to win audience laughs & votes at the raucous Cage Match (11:00 pm).

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