NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 10/23/09

October 23, 2009

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Super-fan Kevin Maher unveils a glorious collection of horror movie clips tonight at Kevin Geeks Out About Vincent Price

Super-fan Kevin Maher unveils a glorious collection of horror movie clips tonight at Kevin Geeks Out About Vincent Price

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): The debut of a comedic play about the erotic escapades of heavily franchised characters: The Sex Lives of Disney Princesses

7:00 pm & 8:30 pm & 10:00 pm & 11:30 pm ($6.13 per show online): NYC improv and sketch troupes—many of whom perform at The PIT—compete against each other via this unusual annual contest in which each group, regardless of specialty, will perform both improv and sketch…as well as a comedy form known as sketchprov using the Second City routine The Pad. The 27 teams participating this year are Audience of Two, Bacivo Nuggets, Bad Luck Rising, Cool Guyot, Dave and Ethan, Do You Like This in Your Face?, Dumpster Tequila, Etc…, Foolhardy Manor, Friends of the Museum, Gentleman Caller, Halfbear, Hopeful Chester, Inside Joke Films, Maybe Sherman, Mrs. Estherhouse, Ninja Sex Party, Nobody’s Token, Party Lights, Pembroke and Lu, Peoples Sketch Association, SidViscous, Sisters!, Slapstick Picnic, Swords, Veal, and Yawn. The competition, running through Saturday, is SketchProv

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 7:30 pm: Superb stand-ups Christian Finnegan (three Comedy Central specials, commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show) and Julian McCullough (Comedy Central), plus much more in Karma Lounge at this special Halloween edition of occasionally uncomfortable comedy from beloved sketch & stand-up comedy hosts Blaine Perry & Pat Stango: Don’t Touch Me There

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A glorious collection of horror movie clips from super-fan Kevin Maher at 92 Y Tribeca when Kevin Geeks Out About Vincent Price

[$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($29 & 2-item min.): A highly popular co-star of the Comedians of Comedy tour and Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, and a regular on Conan O’Brien, headlining tonight and Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Brian Posehn

[$] 8:00 pm ($38.25 & 2-drink min.) A Curb Your Enthusiasm star and superb stand-up headlining at Carolines: Susie Essman

8:00 pm ($10): One-man shows by Greg Tuculescu (ace sketch troupes Quiet Library and Stone Cold Fox) and stand-up comic Brent Sullivan, in the double-bill F@#&ing Foreigners and Fag Life

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Sean Patton, Ali Waller, Bobby Miyamoto, Luke Cunningham, and Zach Sims, plus clips from the filmmakers of the new film Everything is Terrible, at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for Nick Turner’s Too Cool for School

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-up comics performing stand-up in Ochi’s Lounge at a gay-themed show hosted by the lovely Jenny Rubin: The Back Room

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

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

[FREE] 12:20ish am: Your opportunity to perform on the UCBT stage with improv veterans, hosted by stellar troupe The Law Firm: Jammin’ with Ralph

[$] 12:30 am ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For Q&A with bestselling author Elna Baker, please click here.

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