NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 9/4/09

September 4, 2009

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Huge congratulations to Jenny Slate on becoming the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live!

Huge congratulations to Jenny Slate on becoming the newest cast member of Saturday Night Live!

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] 8:00 pm ($10): Brilliant character performer Kate McKinnon (co-star of Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show) playing 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 ace sketch troupe Pangea 3000 performing all-new routines, in the double-bill Best Actress and Pangea 3000 Sucks

[TOP PICK] [FREE] A CD release party for superb stand-up Rob Cantrell, with performances by such other superb comics as Victor Varnado, Tony Camin, and Yannis Pappas, at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for Nick Turner’s Too Cool for School

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Sharp NYC stand-ups Claudia Cogan (AfterEllen), Adam Lehman (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), William Mullin (PTown Favorite), Monrok (Winner of California’s Funniest Females), and more performing at Ochi’s Lounge at a gay-themed comedy show hosted by Jenny Rubin: The Back Room

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

10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): A comedic freestyle rap contest featuring some of the funniest & sharpest comics in NYC—who tonight are Baron Vaughn, Becky Drysdale, John Dixon, Diane O’Debra, and Nate Shelkey—plus a volunteer from the audience!, hosted by genius comedic musical performers Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Eliza Skinner (I Eat Pandas), all at The BEATdown

[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 FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

For photo & video mini-profile of Jenny Slate, please click here.

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