NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 11/6/09

November 6, 2009

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Bill Burr 4

As part of The New York Comedy Festival, phenomenal stand-up Bill Burr performs tonight at Town Hall...

Tracy Morgan

...and 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan performs at Carnegie Hall

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] 6:30 pm – midnight ($10, $15, and $15): An entire night of comedic musical improvisation in 90-minute slots, with the highlight being the 8:30-11:00 show (for $15) starring world-class troupes Baby Wants Candy and I Eat Pandas: The Magnet’s Musical Improv Festival

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($10): Time Out New York’s Comedy Editor Jane Borden, who is herself a rare treasure, presents NYC comics who she feels are among our most precious comedy resources: Tom Shillue, Donald Glover, Marina Franklin, Morgan Murphy, Adam Lustick & Billy Scafuri (as rap duo Snakes), and Paul Downs, all performing at a show that’s sold out of seats (but if you don’t mind standing, come and enjoy): Time Out New York Approved

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($30-$39.50): One of the finest stand-ups alive (to view some choice videos, please click here) performing at Town Hall as part of The New York Comedy Festival: Bill Burr

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($32.50-$59.50): A hilarious co-star of 30 Rock performing stand-up at Carnegie Hall as part of The New York Comedy Festival: Tracy Morgan: Hard Knock Life

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($32 & 2-item min.): A stand-up acclaimed for shocking comments who’s hosted Comedy Central’s The Man Show, performed a Comedy Central Presents half-hour special, and performed the Showtime special No Refunds headlining tonight and Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Doug Stanhope

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($25 & 2-drink min.) A comedy icon who’s performed on David Letterman over 40 times and The Tonight Show over 10 times, and did the acclaimed HBO comedy special This’ll Take About An Hour, headlining at the Gotham Comedy Club: Jake Johannsen

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A new sketch show from highly talented husband & wife comedy team Tim Girrbach & Alicia Levy about “The journey of two unlikely hip-hop stars to the top of the charts told through the people who made them—managers, stylists, choreographers, optometrists. Written and preformed by Alicia & Tim, and directed and choreographed by Wendy Seyb: Paired Up and Pumpin’

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Sara Schaefer, Baron Vaughn, Jon Friedman, Dan Allen, Claire Titelman, and Sean Gabbert at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for Nick Turner’s Too Cool for School

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

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): A groundbreaking and surreal improv/sketch troupe focusing on our favorite city: Centralia: The New York Show

11:00 pm ($5): Three sharp NYC sketch troupes—Free Love Forum, Adam & Trevor, and Party Central USA—each performing one of their most popular bits and one of their personal favorites in a fun sketch revue hosted by James Eason & Aaron Kheifets: A-Side/B-Side

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

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