NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 3/25/10

March 25, 2010

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Legendary comedy star Marc Maron is among the storytellers telling hilarious tales tonight about personal tough choices at Kevin Allison's Risk!

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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm ($19.33 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): “Hosted by Late Show with David Letterman writer Matt Goldich, Twenty-Five Words or Less features some of New York City’s top comedians telling their funniest one-liners. The jokes will be even shorter than this description of the show;” tonight Amy Schumer, Joe Mande, Roger Hailes, Josh Comers, Julian McCullough, Neal Stastny, and more will be at the elegant Comix Comedy Club making you laugh in 25 Words of Less

[TOP PICK] [$] 7:00 pm ($15): Top comics and comedic storytellers—who tonight are legendary star Marc Maron (a comic’s comic; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, and numerous other top credits), Margot Leitman (Conan O’Brien, co-host of superb Stripped Stories), Matt Higgins (acclaimed sketch/improv troupe Centralia), Beowulf Jones (The Sitcom), Virginia Scott (The Glass Contraption Clown Theatre), and Elon James White (This Week in Blackness)—joining brilliant sketch comic and storyteller Kevin Allison (The State) to share tales on tonight’s theme “Dilemmas: Really Hard Choices” at one of the finest storytelling shows in the country:Risk!

7:30 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] 8:00 pm ($5): What’s likely to be a world-class sketch show from critically acclaimed Chicago-based veteran comics Jordan Klepper and Steve Waltien; and superb sketch troupe Pangea 3000 performs material better than its show’s title indicates, in the double-bill Steve and Jordan Are Standing In It and Pangea 3000 Sucks

8:00 pm ($5): The debut of a sketch show from Will Nunziata and Jerry Miller (both formerly of NYC sketch powerhouse THE ROYAL WE), who “present a brand new two-man show which serves a love letter to the dystopian films of the 70s, 80s, and 90s:” Dystopia Gardens

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($12): Jessica Delfino (hilarious raunchy singer & stand-up; Good Morning America, FOX News, Dirty Folk Rock, host of Top Friends), Sara Schaefer (brilliant, inventive, luminous comic; staff writer for Jimmy Fallon; VH1’s Best Week Ever), Michael Musto (famed book author and Village Voice columnist), Frank DeCaro (The Daily Show), and Judy Gold (veteran stand-up) at an ironic version of a classic game show hosted by wonderful comedic singer Ben Lerman (Logo, Here TV!): Match Game Live!

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Chris March (Project Runway), Claywoman, and surprises from host Dave Hill (one of the most original and hilariously sharp alternative comics in the country; HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, star of The King of MiamiThe New York Times, The Huffington Post, Salon, Big in Japan) at The Dave Hill Explosion

[$] 10:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Improv giants The Brothers Hines (steamrolling over challengers with seven wins in a row) and star-studded troupe Reuben Williams compete for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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