NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 3/6/10

March 6, 2010

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Tonight Wyatt Cenac headlines at Comix, and Cyndi Freeman tells amazing tales at The Liar Show

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] [$] 6:00 pm ($15 including one drink; reservations via calling Cornelia Street Cafe at 212.989.9319 highly recommended): Four world-class writer/performers tell personal stories. Three of them are true…but one is a pack of lies. Then the audience asks questions to try to figure out who’s fibbing. Tonight’s yarn-spinners are stellar storyteller & burlesque star Cyndi Freeman (HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, The Moth, award-winning one-woman show Greetings From Hollywood), Brad Lawrence (FringeNYC 2008 one-man show Monsters in the Wood…and Cyndi’s fella), Daniella Schiller (Moth GrandSlam finalist), and Carter Edwards joining wonderful host Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion) at The Liar Show

7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Sharp NY stand-ups Ritch Duncan (author of The Werewolves’ Guide to Life), Erik Bergstrom (author of Grimmer Tales), Pat Stango & Blaine Perry, Phoebe Robinson, Michael Terry, Phil Murphy, Andy Haynes, and “a very special headliner” performing in Ochi’s Lounge at Sean Donnelly’s Lil’ Seany Boy

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisor Christina Gausas and friends she originally made in Chicago—which include writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($31.25 & 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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($24.78 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): A charismatic correspondent for The Daily Show on his way to stardom headlining tonight and Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Wyatt Cenac

8:00 pm ($10): In this unique monthly show, stand-up comics perform in the buff. A reviewer from The Boston Globe observed, “The dynamic of nude comedian and clothed audience added an extra dimension to self-deprecating material.” For a New York Magazine review, please click here; or simply come see for yourself The Naked Comedy Showcase

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): One of the gutsiest and most hilarious troupes in comedy history—and which recently won the Cage Match Championship for two years in a row!—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] [$] 10:00 pm ($15): Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe led by brilliant UCBT artistic director Anthony King: Reuben Williams

10:30 pm ($5): Vibrant improv from Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) and Leslie Korein as comedy trio Trike

12:00 am ($5): Andy Rocco’s extravaganza of sketch comedy, music, dancing, free t-shirts, and special guests—who tonight include MC Chris, Jake Fogelnest, and Ed Larson: The Hipster Show

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