NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 3/4/10

March 4, 2010

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Star Australian stand-up Jim Jefferies headlines tonight through Sunday at Carolines

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 ($29 & 2-drink min.): Stellar Australian comic who’s been a regular on Opie & Anthony and who performed his own HBO special, I Swear To God, headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: Jim Jefferies

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): An entirely improvised hour from the staff of one of the best-crafted comedy shows on TV: The Colbert Report Writers

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] [$] 9:00 pm ($12): Star stand-ups Kristen Schaal (one of the funniest women alive, and amazingly still getting better and better), Hannibal Buress (red-hot rising star; staff writer for Saturday Night Live), Scott Moran, Wayne Federman, and Hari Kondabolu performing at Comedy Below Canal

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): Razor-sharp, adorable, irresistible comedic storyteller Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Champion, host of Sideshow Goshko) spins yarns about her childhood in her one-woman show Vodka Shoes

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 9:30 pm ($12.89 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): Kumail Nanjiani (red-hot hilarious stand-up and writer; David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, writer/performer for Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues) and Kyle Kinane (Comedy Central, NBC) headlining along with host Jared Logan at the elegant Comix Club for one night only: Kumail Nanjiani and Kyle Kinane

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Wonderful comics Todd Barry and Kurt Braunohler, plus musical guests Supercute, join the fresh, sexy, and razor-sharp gals of Variety SHAC

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Two vibrant improv troupes—The Brothers Hines and Scootch—compete for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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