NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 3/13/10

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Chris Hardwick headlines tonight at Comix

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] 7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Superb stand-ups Leo Allen (SNL, Conan O’Brien, HBO, host of Whiplash), Chelsea White (wowed the entire comedy community with her wonderful videos at Monday’s ECNY Awards), Abbi Crutchfield, Lee Camp, Louis Katz, Scott Moran, and Barry Rothbart performing in Ochi’s Lounge at host Sean Donnelly’s Lil’ Seany Boy

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($10): Charming comedy duo Christina Casa and Kassi Dougherty performing as a country music group from the 70s (for sample videos, please click here) along with comedy guests at The ‘Drelles: Prime Time Variety Hour

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisor Christina Gausas and friends she originally made in Chicago—which include writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($24.78 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): The host of G4’s Web Soup, and a star duo pretending to be an acoustic Christian folk rock group, headlining tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Chris Hardwick and God’s Pottery

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A “heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-shaking, booty-quaking, love-making show,” with sketches inspired by The Boss from Murderfist, The Upset Triangle, Free Love Forum, and The Fool Hardy Manor:” The Bruce Springsteen Show: Boss-Inspired Sketch Comedy

[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

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($10): Hilarious sketch duo Chris O’Neill and Paul Valenti describe themselves as “vaudeville gold for a 2009 crowd.” Whatever. They’re funny. Especially the bit with the nose. Come catch their latest material tonight at The Chris and Paul Show Presents: Vaudevillian

[TOP PICK] 12:00 am ($5): One of the most fascinating performers in comedy finally hosting his own extravaganza—which goes beyond a stage show to have the makings of a hit MTV series—with guests including Shannon O’Neill, Bethany Hall, Vincent Milosevich, Michael Kayne, Don Fanelli, the Kung Fu Monkeys…and maybe Sean “Diddy” Combs: The Chris Gethard Show

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