NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 7/23/09

July 23, 2009

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UK sketch comedy stars Bishop & Douch invade UCBT tonight, joined by magical NYC sketch duo Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler
UK sketch comedy stars Bishop & Douch invade UCBT tonight, joined by magical NYC sketch duo Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler

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] a much-beloved LES comedy show now enjoying a weekly run at UCBT, with typically stellar comedy guests, and full of fresh, inventive inventive sketch comedy from two of the sharpest & most respected comics in NYC, Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler, as they host their Hot Tub Variety Show (8:00 pm),

sharp improvisors directed by James Eason “take an audience suggestion and break it into a million funny pieces” in The Deconstruction (8:00 pm),

clever wordplay, conceptual comedy, and relentless silliness—applied to a parody of the already-goofy film Con Air—from sketch troupe Elephant Larry (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] movie & TV comedy superstar Janeane Garofalo hosting this show featuring superb stand-up comics, with guests Jessi Klein, Tom McCaffrey, AD Miles, Nathan Fielder, and tonight’s co-host Paul Dinello, all at the 92YTribeca comedy showcase Comedy Below Canal (9:30 pm),

sketch duo Leah Rudick & Katie Hartman perform a show they’ll be presenting to the world next month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] visiting UK comedy stars Bishop & Douch demonstrate their famed surreal & silly brand of humor, with stellar sketch comedy guests Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler, plus often surreal stand-up Patrick Borelli, at this one-night-only event: The Bishop & Douch Invasion (9:30 pm),

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

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