NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 8/10/09

August 10, 2009

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Nick Kroll will display his genius for character comedy at both "Tell Your Friends" and "Whiplash"

Nick Kroll will display his genius for character comedy at both "Tell Your Friends" and "Whiplash"

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:

6:30 pm ($5): A one-man show and a comedic hip-hop musical, all for a mere five bucks, in the double-bill Brent Sullivan: Fag Life and 2Pac: The Musical

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($12): One of the very finest troupes in improv history, visiting NYC for just this week, Chicago’s awesomely inventive and hilarious Improvised Shakespeare Company

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): One of the funniest men in the world, Doug Benson, inviting his stellar comedy friends to perform stand-up and then periodically interrupting them with razor-sharp comments at The Benson Interruption

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Nick Kroll (genius character comic; HBO, ABC), John Fugelsang (former VH1 VJ and host of America’s Funniest Home VIdeos), Hannibal Burress (Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), Vanessa Hollingshead (HBO, Comedy Central Presents), and tonight’s guest host Jamie Lee (Diamonds in the Fluff) performing at Lolita Bar in Liam McEneaney’s stand-up comedy show Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($12): The gold standard for musical improv troupes, visiting both this weekend for the Del Close Marathon and next week for FringeNYC, Chicago’s spectacular Baby Wants Candy

9:30 pm ($5): Improv veterans Peter Grosz (The Colbert Report) and John Lutz (SNL) making stuff up as comedy duo 2 Square

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: A blowout gathering of some of the finest comics in the country—Matt Walsh, Nick Kroll, Todd Barry, and Jim Norton—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

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