NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 9/24/09

September 24, 2009

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The Raspberry Brothers provide their homage to Patrick Swayze tonight via running comedic commentary on Dirty Dancing

The Raspberry Brothers provide their homage to Patrick Swayze tonight via running comedic commentary on Dirty Dancing

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:

5:00 pm on (NYTVF pass): Comedy pilots from creators hoping to interest networks at a fun event runnnig through Saturday: New York Television Festival

7:00 pm on ($5): I Eat Pandas improvisor trying out sketch material: Glennis McMurray

7:00 pm ($5): Jamie Cummings & Elizabeth Blue improvising a tale about the King and his love Priscilla Presley based on the memorable TV movie Elvis & Me

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 monthly show hosted by Grant Gordon and the delightful Helen Hong: Odd Baggage

[$] 7:30 pm ($35 & 2-item min.): TV star of Rescue Me and Comedy Central Presents half-hour special headlining tonight through Saturday (get $5 off tickets by buying before day of show) at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Lenny Clarke

8:00 pm ($8): One-man shows from brilliant comics Gil Ozeri (member of star comedy troupes Death by Roo Roo and Hot Sauce) and Ryan Karels (superb improv troupe Krompf) in the double-bill Buzzy Shore’s Master Class in Comedy and Don’t Honk at Me!

[$] 8:00 pm ($24.50 & 2-drink min.) A unique comedy star headlining at Carolines for one night only: Gilbert Gottfried

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): Superb improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, ace stand-up Kumail Nanjiani, and many other talents at a show from highly popular comedy site CollegeHumor.com: CollegeHumor Live

[$] 9:30 pm ($15 & 2-item min.): The Raspberry Brothers continuing the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000 by providing live comedic commentary on films, with tonight’s victim an homage to Patrick Swayze at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Dirty Dancing

[$] 10:00 pm ($24.50 & 2-drink min.): LA-based stand-up who’s performed frequently on Showtime and Chelsea Lately, headlining at Carolines for one night only: Whitney Cummings

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Genius improv troupe Death by Roo Roo—taking over this season with an all-time record-breaking 22 wins in a row (though beating last week’s opponent SMIRK by a relative whisker, garnering 89 ballets to 74)—tonight facing improv challenger Classic Masculinity 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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