NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 2/4/10

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Two of the funniest and most endearing sketch comics in the biz, Katherine Bryant and Chris O'Connor, co-star tonight in The Worst Guy Ever

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 ($5): Two of the funniest and most loveable sketch comics alive, Katherine Bryant and Chris O’Connor (half of sketch troupe Fearsome) team up with also hilarious sketch comics Mike Still (sketch troupe A Week of Kindness) and John Phillips (sketch troupe Trophy Dad) to perform a comedic play about a college buddy returning after 10 years to ruin his friend’s life; and superb sketch troupe Pangea 3000 performs all-new material, in the double-bill Mace Bacon: The Worst Guy Ever and Pangea 3000 Sucks

8:00 pm ($5): Sharp improvisors directed by James Eason “take an audience suggestion and break it into a million funny pieces,” and veteran improvisors play with “elements of monoscene, deconstruction, and La Ronde,” in the double-bill The Deconstruction and Sleepover

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Stellar comedic storytellers Tom Shillue (Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents) and Margot Leitman (Conan O’Brien, Stripped Stories) and veteran stand-up Caroline Rhea joining the fresh, sexy, and razor-sharp gals of comedy group Variety SHAC

10:00 pm ($5): The wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, Sweet) and musician Vic Ruggerio join sketch comics The Upset Triangle

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Having won the Championship for two record-breaking years in a row, Death by Roo Roo takes it easy for a while as two other vibrant improv troupes—The Brothers Hines and The Law Firm—compete for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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