NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 6/6/09

June 6, 2009

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Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

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] four sharp storytellers—who tonight are Carolyn Castiglia (Last Comic Standing, VH1), Robin Gelfenbien (VH1, 2008 FringeNYC show My Salvation Has a First Name: A Wienermobile Journey), Dan Allen (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend), and host Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion)—trying to mislead the audience at The Liar Show (6:00 pm),

Ali Wong, Kevin McCaffrey, Pat Stango & Blaine Perry, Morgan Venticinque, David Balutanski, and “special guests” at NYC stand-ups at Sean Donnelly’s Lil’ Seany Boy (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of the most razor-sharp and uproariously funny storytellers in the country performing a one-man show that should not be missed: Chris Gethard’s Magic Box of Stories (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] a blow-out gathering of wonderful comedic talent that should not be missed, including superstar Janeane Garofalo, and red-hot comics Baron Vaughn and Livia Scott, at a show benefiting an animal shelter: Diamonds in the Fluff (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] superb and internationally popular comedy star Arj Barker (HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents) Headlining at Comix (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

comics experiencing the rush of performing with no clothes on in The Naked Comedy Showcase (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of my all-time favorite improv troupes—which in 2008 broke the UCBT improv competition record for winning streaks with 17 triumphs in a row, and this year delivered a magnificent performance to capture the Cage Match Championship—the brilliant and daring members of Death by Roo Roo (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [DISCOUNTED] comedy star Marc Maron and more performing at a no-cover show (if you use code HyReviews) at the Eastville Comedy Club (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer (9:00 pm),

organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track! (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] inventive & hilarious sketch comedy from The Harvard Sailing Team (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] improvised furious action from world-class troupe Reuben Williams (10:30 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 The Terminator (midnight),

[TOP PICK] and top UCBT talents—including Neil Casey, Eugene Cordero, Sue Galloway, Curtis Gwinn, Gil Ozeri, Adam Pally, Ben Rodgers, Charlie Sanders, and Gavin Speiller—writing and/or performing sketch comedy Beneath Gristedes (midnight).

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