NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 9/25/09

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For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

Lenny Clarke headlines tonight and Saturday at Comix

Lenny Clarke headlines tonight and Saturday at Comix

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] 7:00 pm ($5): Ace musical improvisors Eliza Skinner, Peter Gwinn, and Jody Shelton trying out something new by actually scripting a monthly 30-minute musical about some aspect of New York in the debut of New York Cycle

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Brilliant comics Pete Holmes (The Daily Show, Comedy Central, VH1, The New Yorker), Kevin Allison (MTV’s The State, Reno 911: Miami), Stuckey & Murray (MTV, VH1, NBC, Fuse), Hari Kondabolu (CBS’ Late Late Show, Comedy Central), Matt Ruby (MTV, SXSW Festival), and BOF (ECNY Award nominee, Sketchfest NYC) performing at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for Nick Turner’s Too Cool for School

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): From a comic Time Out New York says delivers “categorically pitch- perfect one-man comedy” comes this one-man show: “When Ryan Paulson moved to New York City he was a husky boy. And he’d never had sex. Even with himself. How did this happen? Well, he grew up speaking in tongues in an ultra-conservative, fundamentalist church. But now he’s taking a crash course in sex, alcohol and self-pleasure. And it’s going pretty well…other than regularly being condemned to hell on MySpace:” Ryan Paulson: I’m Uncomfortable

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 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 ($10): “A cabaret of darkly funny songs and topical sketch comedy about culture and politics,” following sold out shows at Joe’s Pub: Political Subversities

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Stand-up comics performing in Ochi’s Lounge at gay-themed show The Back Room

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

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Always fresh and imaginative world-class sketch troupe that uses song, movement, and clever scenarios to turn familiar rituals on their head (for a video about awkward goodbyes at the end of a party, please click here): The Harvard Sailing Team

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

[FREE] 12:20ish am: My favorite open-mic stand-up show, hosted by the brilliant & lightning-quick Pete Holmes (The Daily Show, Comedy Central, VH1, The New Yorker): Gutbucket

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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