NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 4/1/10

April 1, 2010

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Louis CK, who is one of the funniest men alive, is among the stand-ups performing for a good cause tonight at Karma III

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:

7:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Terrific NYC stand-ups Carmen Lynch and Leighann Lord performing deliciously long sets, plus musical act Supersonic Death Monkey, in Ochi’s Lounge at host Eric Vetter’s No Name and A Bag O’ Chips

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm ($7.44 online if you use code VIPAPRIL, plus 2-item minimum): Comedy giants Judah Friedlander, Sean Patton, Godfrey, and more perform in this very inexpensive showcase at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Judah Friedlander, Sean Patton, Godfrey, and More

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 ($10): Amy Heidt’s one-woman show was one of the very best productions at this past August’s FringeNYC Festival (for my review, please click here); if you didn’t catch it then, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Amy demonstrate her brilliance as both actress and writer. Plus the delightful Andrée Vermeulen performing a one-woman show in which she applies for “The Greatest French Person in the World Award” only to discover a terrible family secret involving waffles—and while performance trumps material here, Andrée is a fresh young talent worth discovering… (for a memorable show highlight, shot with Andrée’s real-life boyfriend Thomas Middleditch, please click here), in the double-bill Amy Heidt: Dominate Yourself! and Andrée Vermeulen: French Toast

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($50 & 2-drink min.) Some of the funniest stand-ups in the business—Louis CK, Dave Attell, Wyatt Cenac, Gary Gulman, and Lizz Winstead—performing a benefit for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary this one night only at the Gotham Comedy Club: Louis CK, Dave Attell, Wyatt Cenac, and More at Karma III

9:00 pm ($12): Sharp stand-ups Victor Varnado, Claudia Cogan, Lee Camp, Reese Waters, and H. Alan Scott performing at 92Y Tribeca: Comedy Below Canal

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 9:30 pm ($19.33 online if you use code VIPAPRIL, plus 2-item minimum): Beloved comedy duo Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman host & perform their unique magic at the elegant Comix Comedy Club, with stand-up from friends Joe Mande, Max Silvestri, and “a special guest:” Gabe & Jenny and Friends

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): The wonderful Leo Allen, Danny Cohen, and Mike Albo joining hosts Andrea Rosen & Shonali Bhomik at Variety SHAC

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Vibrant improv troupes Reuben Williams and Ragnaröck compete for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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