NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 9/12/09

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Genius comic Charlie Sanders performs his last NYC show before moving to LA at tonight's Reuben Williams

Genius comic Charlie Sanders performs his last NYC show before moving to LA at tonight's Reuben Williams

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 in Jen & Angie at last month’s FringeNYC, demonstrates she’s got other hilarious characters in her repertoire in the one-woman show Don’t Cry Out Loud

7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Sharp NYC stand-ups Leo Allen, Brooke Van Poppelen, Pat Stango & Blaine Perry, Ritch Duncan, Chris Sifflet, Tom McCaffrey, David Cope, and Rachel Hastings performing in Ochi’s Lounge 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

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 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 at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Todd Barry

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($31.25 & 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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Stellar gay comics Kate McKinnon (brilliant character actress; Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show), Cara Kilduff (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), Lisa Kaplan (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), Brad Loekle (TruTV’s Smoking Gun Presents, host of Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour), and Edison Apple (Logo’s Laughing Matters: The Next Generation) telling personal & funny “coming out” tales at Closet Cases

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10 suggested donation): Hilarious, red-hot comic Baron Vaughn hosts stand-ups Myq Kaplan, Carla Rhodes, and more performing at Karma Lounge for a show produced by Jamie Lee benefiting an animal shelter: Diamonds in the Fluff

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

[TOP PICK] [$] 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 ($5): Organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track!

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe—which tonight features the final performance of comedy genius Charlie Sanders before Charliee moves to LA to pursue deeply deserved fame & fortune: Reuben Williams

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] ($15 both online and at the door using discount code BECKYD, otherwise $20): A Chicago-based troupe that’s wowed audiences around the world with their skill at creating a completely improvised hour-long musical. The plot and characters, the musical accompaniment; even the song lyrics and the “choreography” are made up on the spot, with no pre-planned structure. Come see why BWC won a FringeNYC Award this August for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event at the magical Baby Wants Candy

10:30 pm ($5): A fun new improv show that makes up scenes based on the contents of an audience member’s wallet: Gimme the Loot!

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): Three sharp NYC sketch troupes—Team Submarine, Secret Hospital, and Classerum & Welch—each performing one of their most popular bits and one of their personal favorites in the fun sketch revue A-Side/B-Side

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For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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