NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 9/10/09

September 10, 2009

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Stellar Aussie stand-up Jim Jefferies headlines tonight through Sunday at Carolines

Stellar Aussie stand-up Jim Jefferies headlines tonight through Sunday at Carolines

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 ($5): Jamie Cummings & Elizabeth Blue improvise a tale about the King and his love Priscilla Presley based on the memorable TV movie Elvis & Me

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm ($20 using code TODDB online & 2-item min.): Wryly brilliant stand-up who’s one of the very best in the biz, with performances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim, and feature film The Wrestler, headlining tonight through Saturday (get additional $5 off tickets by buying before day of show) at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Todd Barry

7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): “Alternative and mainstream comedians who don’t quite fit in” performing in Ochi’s Lounge at a monhly show hosted by Grant Gordon and the delightful Helen Hong: Odd Baggage

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($29 & 2-drink min.): Stellar Australian comic who’s been a regular on Opie & Anthony and who recently performed his own HBO special, I Swear To God, headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: Jim Jefferies

8:00 pm ($8): “Pat Shepherd thought he was getting married. He was wrong. Follow his story in the premier of this hilariously heartbreaking one man show:” The Breakup

8:00 pm ($5): Sharp improvisors directed by James Eason “take an audience suggestion and break it into a million funny pieces” in The Deconstruction

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): World-class storyteller Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion and record-breaking 10-time StorySlam Champion; host of True Tales of College; for Adam’s award-winning tale of being an NBC page on Conan O’Brien, please click here), Jenna Brister (The Moth), and sensual hosts Margot Leitman and Giulia Rozzi tell sexual tales revolving around tonight’s theme “My Place or Yours?”, accompanied by world-class raunchy comedic singer/songwriter Jessica Delfino, at the best sexy storytelling comedy show in NYC: Stripped Stories

9:30 pm ($8): “A magical and sometimes drunken hazy vision of a wonderful fairy tale adventure,” created on the spot by improvisors: The Princess Tea Party

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Genius improv troupe Death by Roo Roo—taking over this season with an all-time record-breaking 20 wins in a row—tonight facing improv challenger The Stamp & Coin Club in a battle for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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