NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 10/31/09

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Among tonight's Halloween treats is Aisha Tyler headlining at the Comix Comedy Club

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] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm & midnight ($15): “In ancient times, an evil spirit would rise from hell every Halloween and appear incarnate at the UCB Theater…where he would soak the stage (and parts of the audience) with a ridiculous amount of fake blood. Now that demon is back, ready to unleash a gory, hopelessly bloody torrent of vengeance…and a ridiculous amount of fake blood. Fortunately, the beast only slaughters those who are rife with selfishness, greed, hatred, and a few people who just suck (though a little bit of fake blood sometimes gets on the audience). That demon’s name is Killgore.” This show is written by legendary UCB co-founder Matt Walsh and directed by brilliant UCBT Artistic Director Anthony King, and will run three times tonight and tomorrow night to celebrate Halloween. Come wearing cheap washable clothes and enjoy Killgore: The Resurrection

[$] 7:30 pm ($30 & 2-item min.): Former host of E!’s Talk Soup, co-star of CBS’ Ghost Whisperer, a memorable girlfriend from NBC’s Friends, and an actress in the film Bedtime Stories, headlining tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Aisha Tyler

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] [FREE] 9:30 pm: The hosts of comedy shows Don’t Touch Me There and New Young Comedians encourage you to “make out with drunk people in monster costumes” and “make out with drunk people in homeless person costumes—oh wait, that’s a homeless person who wandered in…which is fine, because admission is free” at Karma Lounge for this year’s Halloween Dance Party

10:30 pm ($5): Vibrant improv from Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) and Leslie Korein, who’ve formed the new troupe Trike

[$] 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

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


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