NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 10/2/09

October 2, 2009

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Cock Lorge

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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 ($5): Brilliant sketch/improv comic Gil Ozeri performing his one-man show about comedy gone bad: Buzzy Shore’s Master Class in Comedy

7:30 pm ($10): Superb raunchy comedic singer/songwriter Ben Lerman joining even raunchier comedic singer/songwriter Cock Lorge in Thank Cock It’s Friday

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Magical character performer Kate McKinnon (co-star of Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show) plays five very different actresses waiting to hear which of them won an Oscar (keep an eye out for the old lady, who’s one of the funniest characters you’ll see this year, anywhere); and a sharp sketch troupe performing all new material, in the double-bill Best Actress and Pangea 3000 Sucks

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Wonderful NYC comics Leo Allen, Roger Hailes, and Giulia Rozzi Dan Soder, Jessie perform stand-up and are then interviewed about their personal lives at Matt Ruby’s and Mark Normand’s “comedy chat show with boundary issues” at The Creek in Queens’ Long Island City: We’re All Friends Here

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Terrific stand-ups Seth Herzog, Tom McCaffrey, Dustin D’Addato, Andy Haynes, Dan Carroll, and more performing at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for Nick Turner’s Too Cool for School

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Superb raunchy comedic singer/songwriter Ben Lerman, and stand-ups Amy Beckerman, Chris Doucette, Alison Grillo, and more 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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:00 pm ($15 online using discount code EASYST, otherwise $20): Acclaimed Chicago-based improv duo TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi visit NYC to perform tonight through Sunday at the Barrow Street Theatre: “Fans forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions): TJ and Dave

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

[FREE] 12:20ish am: A free opportunity for you to perform sketch on the UCBT stage at Liquid Courage

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