NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 3/20/10

March 20, 2010

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Riki Lindhome & Kate Micucci will be brilliant, sexy, and irresistibly fun tonight at the Comix Comedy Club as star music comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates

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 ($3): Stand-ups doing comic book related material at one of NYC’s best comic book stores, Jim Hanley’s Universe, with tonight’s superb guests including Ali Wong, Dan St. Germain, Mike Drucker, and Jesse Pop, hosted by Vito Delsante and Matt Maragno: Comics Love Comics

7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Chelsea White, the delightful stand-up who wowed the entire NYC comedy community with her wonderful videos at last week’s ECNY Awards, tonight guest-hosts with Aalap Patel, and performs with stand-ups Nick Turner, Matt Wayne, Meg Cupernall, Matt Maragno, Kevin Carlin, and Jeff Maurer in Ochi’s Lounge. To see why you don’t want to miss Chelsea, please click here; and then come check out tonight’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[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisor Christina Gausas and friends she originally made in Chicago—which include writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($27.50 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci are an adorably silly, super-smart , and super-talented comedy folk duo for whom the word irresistible was probably invented. The gals are very deservedly “blowing up”  in the biz, having recently appeared on such network TV shows asScrubsJay Leno, and Carson Daly…and should not be missed. If you don’t yet know why, please check out their videos by clicking here; and then treat yourself to the immense pleasure of seeing Riki and Kate tell stories, exchange spontaneous banter, and sing live—with their opening act one of the finest stand-ups in the country, Jessi Klein (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central)—at the elegant Comix Comedy Club via their stage names Garfunkel & Oates

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($24.50, plus 2-drink minimum): One of the most skilled, funny, and beloved stand-ups in the country—and a personal favorite—who’s a staff writer for Saturday Night Live, has performed repeatedly on Conan O’Brien and VH1’s Best Week Ever, and won the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up, headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: John Mulaney

[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 improvisorsDeath 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 ($8): NYC’s heavy metal version of a comedy troupe—and which recently won this year’s ECNY Award for Best Sketch Group—doesn’t always hit the mark but provides odd, unsettling, and fearless dark comedy: Murderfist: Late and Dirty

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): Adam Lustick and Billy Scafuri are stellar members of world-class sketch troupeThe Harvard Sailing Team; and they’ve now branched out to form comedic rap duo Snakes…which recently won the 2010 ECNY Award for Best Musical Group! Check out their debut album, which can be downloaded from, and then join them and their delightfully unusual guests at Snakes: FutureSex/LoveSnakes

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