NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 7/17/09

July 17, 2009

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Cassidy Henehan gets roasted tonight
Cassidy Henehan gets roasted tonight

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:

improvisation with a playful theatrical approach from Stray (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] a very special edition of this free comedy show in which a small army of superb NYC stand-up comics—Vince Averill, Dan Curry, Jon Friedman, Roger Hailes, Peter Kassnove, Matt Maragno, Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Jesse Popp, Neil Stastny, Matt Ruby, Nick Turner, and Zack Sims—gather to make fun of the charismatic co-host of this weekly event in Brooklyn: Too Cool for School: The Roast of Cassidy Henehan (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a not-to-be-missed imagining by comedy jewel Jenny Slate of what her funeral would be like if she was rich and left all the money to her dog in Dead Millionaire (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] razor-sharp & gorgeous stand-up Brooke Van Poppelen hosting this free monthly comedy show in Brooklyn, which tonight features stand-ups Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson, concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy), Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1, host of Sweet), Matt Baetz (Craig Ferguson), Nick Vatterott (Second City Touring Company), and George Gordon (Zebulon): Brooke Van Poppelen Presents BVP & Bar 4 Comedy (9:00 pm),

NYC stand-up comics Jackie Monahan (Logo’s Wisecrack, Dykes on Mics), Scott Ryan (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), Chris Ducette (NPR, Gaylarious!), 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),

singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical (10:00 pm),

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

[$] and a stand-up star on two seasons of Last Comic Standing and on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and currently on the Opie & Anthony radio show: Rich Vos Headlining at Carolines (12:30 am).

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