NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 6/11/09

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The Apple Sisters, one of over two dozen sketch comedy troupes at this year's spectacular SketchFest NYC
The Apple Sisters, one of over two dozen sketch comedy troupes at this year’s spectacular SketchFest NYC

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] one of the finest sketch comedy festivals in the country, which will be running through Saturday—and tonight features such thoroughly wonderful comics as movie/TV star & comedy genius Kristen Schaal, the musical & irresistible Apple Sisters, hilarious trio A Week of Kindness, always-inventive troupe Olde English, and much more—at the first evening of the not-to-be-missed SketchFest NYC 09 (7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, and midnight),

[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) tonight guest-hosts Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Jessica Delfino (immensely talented comic and raunchy singer/songwriter), Mike Drucker (freelance writer for Saturday Night Live), and other razor-sharp comics at a weekly variety show in the East Village: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30ish pm),

[TOP PICK] stellar stand-ups Patrick Borelli (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, ESPN, Adult Swim, co-author of book Holy Headshot!), DC Benny (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Sean Patton (VH1), Michelle Buteau (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), and more at the 92YTribeca comedy showcase Comedy Below Canal (9:00 pm),

[$] 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, tonight headlining at Carolines: Paul Mooney (10:00 pm).

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.

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