NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 11/14/09

November 14, 2009

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Larry Miller headlines tonight at the Comix Comedy Club

Larry Miller headlines tonight 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] 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

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) The former star of Comedy Central’s much-missed Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn headlining tonight and Sunday at Carolines: Colin Quinn

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($37 & 2-item min.): A star actor who’s performed in over 50 films and TV shows, and an exceptionally sharp stand-up, headlining tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Larry Miller

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Gay comics Jackie Monahan, Michael Brill, William Mullin, and Brandy Rowell, and host Shawn Hollenbach telling personal & funny “coming out” tales at Closet Cases

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): The gutsiest comedy troupe in NYC, genius improvisors Death by Roo Roo

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 Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) and Leslie Korein, who’ve formed the new troupe Trike

12:00 am ($5): One of the most fascinating performers in comedy debuting his own comedy extravaganza, with guests Shannon O’Neill, Zach Woods, Neil Casey, Will Hines, and musical group The Kung Fu Monkeys: The Chris Gethard Show

[$] 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

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