NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 9/26/09

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Lenny Clarke concludes his headlining run tonight at Comix

Lenny Clarke concludes his headlining run tonight 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] [$] 6:00 pm ($10 plus $7 drink min.): Six world-class storytellers—Ophira Eisenberg (guest hosting), Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion), Melanie Hamlett (Moth GrandSlam Champion, roving adventurer), Sherri Eldin (Osbornes Reloaded), Rob Gorden (Spike TV), and Matt Bresler (NYC theatre teacher)—trying to mislead the audience at The Liar Show

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Star improvisation from writers & performers at 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, Conan O’Brien, and more joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($35 & 2-item min.): TV star of Rescue Me and Comedy Central Presents half-hour special headlining at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Lenny Clarke

8:00 pm ($5): Sharp stand-ups including Rob Cantrell and Ricky Reyes performing at Karma Lounge for a show hosted by Greg Barris: Heart of Darkness

[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] Midnight ($5): The hilarious Adam Lustick and Billy Scafuri of world-class sketch troupe The Harvard Sailing Team perform at & host this show devoted to top NYC comics who happen to be great at rapping from such genius troupes as Freestyle Love Supreme, I Eat Pandas, and more: Snakes: NYC’s Top Comedic Rappers

For full details, please visit

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.


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