NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 11/12/09

November 12, 2009

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Jessica Delfino

Jessica Delfino will demonstrate she's one of NYC's most charismatic performers at her one-night-only show Dirty Folk Rock

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): Brilliant, sexy, raunchy, and hilarious singer/songwriter Jessica Delfino performing the show that garnered sold-out audiences at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival for one night only at Ars Nova: Jessica Delfino’s Dirty Folk Rock

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Superb sketch troupe Pangea 3000 being ironically self-deprecating, and sketch troupe Sidecar performing bits about the end of the world, in the double-bill Pangea 3000 Sucks and Sidecarmageddon

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10):The increasingly gorgeous Brooke Van Poppelen demands attention in a new one-woman show that’s the best work she’s ever done: Smart, honest, fresh, charismatic, hilarious—and not to be missed. (To get a feel for Brooke’s previous work, please click here and here.) Then Mara Herron combines personal storytelling with hip-hop dancing (for Mara’s views on drugs, please click here) in this final performance of the double-bill Brooke Van Poppelen: So-Low Show and Mara Herron: Fly Girl

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Delightful sketch comedy & musical duo Tim Ellis and Matthew Park performing what’s sure to be a very fun show: An Evening with Ellis & Park

8:00 pm ($5): Sharp improvisors directed by James Eason “take an audience suggestion and break it into a million funny pieces” in The Deconstruction

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Superb stand-ups Hannibal Buress, Kurt Braunohler, Rob Cantrell, and Hari Kondabolu joining hilarious hosts Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel at Totally J/K

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Round 2 of a beloved annual tradition—Pat Baer’s 3-on-3 Improv Tournament

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