NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 8/8/09

August 7, 2009

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Sara Benincasa reveals her fear of public places in one-woman show AGORAFABULOUS

Sara Benincasa reveals her fear of public places in one-woman show AGORAFABULOUS

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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:

7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Sharp NYC stand-up comics—Kumail Nanjiani (writer & performer on Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues; Colbert Report, SNL, Jimmy Kimmel), Barry Rothbart, Claudia Cogan, Kara Klenk, Pat Stango, Steve Bossous, Cory Jarvis, Ben Kissel, and David Lee Nelson—in Ochi’s Lounge performing at Lil’ Seany Boy

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Improvisation from writers & performers at 30 Rock, The Colbert Report,and The Daily Show joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($37 & 2-item min.): A TV star who’s made a career out of confessional comedy headlining at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Christopher Titus

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.): A cast member of the much-missed Chappelle’s Show headlining at Carolines Comedy Club: Donnell Rawlings

8:00 pm ($10): Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell relating their YouTube-documented romantic adventures live on stage—possibly accompanied by visits from some of the gals—on Double Date Us

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): The gutsiest improv troupe in NYC, Death by Roo Roo

[$] 9:00 pm ($15): 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 ($10): Delightfully multi-talented gal comics Leslie Goshko, Jen Kwok, and Leigh Ann Cobb performing at Brooklyn’s Jalopy (F/G subway to Carroll Street) in the stand-up, sketch, and music show Dirty Girls in Brooklyn

9:30 pm ($10): Sara Benincasa performing her one-woman show AGORAFABULOUS

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): All-star improv troupe Reuben Williams

12:00 am ($5): Andy Rocco’s sketch comedy, music, dancing, special guests, and free t-shirts extravaganza: The Hipster Show

[$] 12:30 am ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) 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, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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For comprehensive FringeNYC 2009 coverage, please click here.


NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 8/7/09

August 7, 2009

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For comprehensive FringeNYC 2009 coverage, please click here.

Briiliant character actress Kate McKinnon tonight performs her one-woman show about the movie biz

Brilliant character actress Kate McKinnon tonight performs her one-woman show about the movie biz

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:

7:00 pm ($10): Christina Casa, who memorably played Angelina Jolie at UCBT’s Jen & Angie (a production which will be reprised this month at FringeNYC) demonstrates she’s got other hilarious characters in her in this debut of a one-woman show: Don’t Cry Out Loud

7:00 pm ($5): Razor-sharp improvisors Laura Krafft (former staff writer for The Colbert Report), Abby Sher, Rachel Hamilton, and “special guests” make up scenes based on audience suggestions at Moon Crackers

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Brilliant character performer Kate McKinnon (co-star of Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show) plays five very different actresses waiting to hear which of them won an Oscar (keep an eye out for the old lady, who’s one of the funniest characters you’ll see this year, anywhere); and foreign-born Greg Tuculescu (member of stellar sketch troupes Quiet Library and Stone Cold Fox, and superb improv troupe The Law Firm) debuts a one-man show, in the double-bill Best Actress and F@#&ing Foreigners!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Genius character comic Nick Kroll, brilliant stand-up Kumail Nanjiani (catch him headlining at Comix on 8/11), and razor-sharp stand-ups Jared Logan, Roger Hailes, Vince Averill, Liz Miele, and Chuck Watkins at a free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 hosted by Nick Turner: Too Cool for School

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($37 & 2-drink min.): A TV star who’s made a career out of confessional comedy headlining at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Chris Titus

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers

10:00 pm ($5): singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Andy Christie (host of The Liar Show) and Zach Dressler (Sirius Radio) tell tales on tonight’s theme “After Hours” at the best sexy storytelling comedy show in NYC, hosted by the sensual Margot Leitman (VH1, Spike TV) and Giulia Rozzi (MTV, VH1.com): Stripped Stories

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

[$] 12:30 am ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) 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, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For comprehensive FringeNYC 2009 coverage, please click here.