NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 9/19/09

September 19, 2009

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Jim Gaffigan is among the brilliant star comics performing tonight at The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Jim Gaffigan is among the brilliant star comics performing tonight at The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

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] [$] 6:00 pm doors, 6:30 pm show ($10): Smoking hot rising star comics Jessi Klein (brilliant, deliciously fresh, organic, sexy storytelling stand-up; co-host of weekly Punch Up Your Life; writer/performer on Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues), Hannibal Burress (meteoric stand-up who killed on Jimmy Fallon last month and then was quickly hired as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live), Kumail Nanjiani (SNL, The Colbert Report, writer/performer on Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues), and more perform in a tongue-in-cheek-titled show I’ll Be Famous in 5 Years (or a Copywriter/Audience Coordinator) as part of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] [$] 6:30 pm doors, 7:00 pm show ($12): UK comedy genius Daniel Kitson at a sold-out show (but there might be a stand-by line) as part of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

7:00 pm ($10): Murderfist, NYC’s fearless and darkly disturbing heavy metal version of a sketch comedy troupe, along with Ben Kissel hosts this new variety show mixing stand-up, sketch comedy, an audience applause-o-meter, and something with prizes inside: Pinata

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($29 & 2-item min.): Acclaimed stand-up who’s a regular guest on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Howard Stern (over 50 appearances!); hosts his own radio show on Howard 101 and the comedy series Special Sauce on STARZ,; has done two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials: and is headlining tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Greg Fitzsimmons

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:30 pm doors, 9:00 pm show ($15): Comedy superstar Jim Gaffigan, and top comics Tom Shillue, Baron Vaughn, Eddie Pepitone, and more who’ve acted on at least one of the versions of NBC’s top crime show—The Comedians of Law & Order—as part of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[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!

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe led by brilliant UCBT artistic director Anthony King: Reuben Williams

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:30 pm ($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] 11:00 pm ($5): Sketch duo Leah Rudick & Katie Hartman perform an acclaimed show that just played at this August’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting

Midnight ($5): Andy Rocco and friends put on a sketch, music, dance, and talk event: 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

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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