NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 6/5/09

June 5, 2009

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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:

Ann Carr doing a one-woman show about the hardships of being a struggling New York actress in Use It (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a one-woman show from Jenny Slate (one of the most unique and intriguing comics in NYC, who co-hosts acclaimed weekly comedy show Big Terrific), plus the debut of a fantasy play about our President, in Dead Millionaire and Waiting for Obama (8:00 pm),

[$] internationally popular comedy star Arj Barker (HBO, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents) performing tonight and Saturday night Headlining at Comix (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[FREE] sharp stand-ups Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents), Roger Hailes (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and Chappelle’s Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever), Julia Segal, Scott Boxenbaum, Trey Galyon, and more at this free weekly show in Brooklyn hosted by Nick Turner and Cassidy Henehan: Too Cool for School (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] an extra-special musical comedy lineup tonight, including stellar singer/songwriter Ben Lerman, hilarious YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, Danny Leary (MTV, here! TV), Chris Ducette (FOX, NPR), 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),

a groundbreaking and surreal improv troupe tackling our new hard times in Centralia: The Really Great Depression (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 comedic freestyle rap contest featuring some of the funniest & sharpest comics in NYC—who tonight are Adira Amram, MC Chris, Victor Varnado, John Gemberling, and Utkash Ambudkar—plus a volunteer from the audience!, hosted by genius comedic musical performers Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Eliza Skinner (I Eat Pandas), all at The BEATdown (11:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] The Raspberry Brothers—Jerm Pollet, Johnny McNulty, and Aaron Glaser—making funny remarks about a Hollywood feature film screened in an actual movie theatre, with tonight’s victim being Terminator (midnight),

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

[$] and sharp stand-ups Marina Franklin (Last Comic Standing, Chappelle’s Show), Big Jay Oakerson (Comedy Central Presents, HBO, Showtime), and more providing Late Night Laughs at Comic Strip Live (12:30 am).

For a chance to win free tickets to a star-studded comedy club show, please click here.

For full details about tonight’s shows, please visit HyReviews.com.