NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 10/10/09

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World-class sketch comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Team

World-class sketch comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Team

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 (no cover, 1-item min.): Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime, host of—crossed fingers—TV version of The Liar Show), Vince Averill (Comedy Central, co-host of Beauty Bar Comedy), Morgan Venticinque, Jessie Geller, David Angelo, and Calise Hawkins performing in Ochi’s Lounge at Lil’ Seany Boy

[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

7:30 pm ($5): Superb improvisors Tara Copeland, James Eason, Jesse Falcon, Rachel Hamilton, Jessica Allen, and Paul W. Downs perform “a mono-character form with elements of monoscene, deconstruction, and La Ronde:” Sleepover

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10 suggested donation): TV and movie comedy superstar Janene Garofalo, lightning-fast & thoroughly hilarious Pete Holmes (one of the very best stand-ups in the country; Comedy Central, The Daily Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The New Yorker, co-host of hit show Punch Up Your Life), Katina Corrao (HBO, VH1), Phoebe Robinson (host of Case of the Mondays Comedy), and more performing at Karma Lounge for a show produced by Jamie Lee benefiting an animal shelter: Diamonds in the Fluff

8:00 pm ($10): Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell relating their YouTube-documented romantic adventures live on stage—possibly accompanied by visits from some of the gals—on Double Date Us

[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] 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

[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): Vibrant improv from acclaimed trio Statues of Liberty

12:00 am ($5): Andy Rocco’s extravaganza of sketch comedy, music, dancing, free t-shirts, and special guests—who tonight include the fabulous Wau Wau sisters: The Hipster Show

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