NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 4/2/10

April 2, 2010

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Brilliant & hilarious singer/songwriter Mindy Raf tears up the stage tonight as her character Leibya Rogers at Thank Cock It's Friday

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 ($5): In this fun show, 16 musical performers turn an audience member’s suggestion into two musical fairy tales that tell what happened from the viewpoint of first the hero and then the villain, with “all the music and magic of a Disney flick…plus the darkness of the Brothers Grimm:” Once Upon a Time

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Brilliantly funny singer/songwriter Mindy Raf as her unforgettable character Leibya Rogers, plus PTC, join raunchy comedic singer/songwriter Cock Lorge and his band performing at his monthly show at Pianos: Thank Cock It’s Friday

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10):Two of the funniest and most loveable sketch comics alive, Katherine Bryant and Chris O’Connor (half of sketch troupe Fearsome) team up with also hilarious sketch comics Mike Still (sketch troupe A Week of Kindness) and John Phillips (sketch troupe Trophy Dad) to perform a comedic play about a college buddy returning after 10 years to ruin his friend’s life; and Deborah Gross recreates absurd and amusing conversations she’s experienced through her sharp storyteller’s perspective,in the double-bill Mace Bacon: The Worst Guy Ever andConversations with Deb

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1), Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents), Christine Nangle (writer forSaturday Night Live), Dan Soder (Comedy Central), Sean Donnelly (host of Lil’ Seany Boy), and Jessie Geller performing at Brooklyn’s Coco 66 for hosts Nick Turner’s & Jason Saenz’s Too Cool for School

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A groundbreaking and surreal improv/sketch troupe performing with new guests each Friday and making a valid complaint: Centralia: We Were Supposed To Have Flying Cars By Now

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-ups performing in Ochi’s Lounge at a gay-themed show hosted by the lovely Jenny Rubin: The Back Room

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers

10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): A comedic freestyle rap contest featuring some of the funniest & sharpest comics in NYC…who tonight are all improvisors!—Peter Gwinn (The Colbert Report), Jessica Allen, Amber Petty, Craig Rowin, and comedic rapper Andrew Singer—plus a volunteer from the audience!, hosted by genius comedic musical performers Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Eliza Skinner (I Eat Pandas), all at The BEATdown

11:00 pm ($5): Pat Shepherd thought he was getting married. He was wrong. Learn the details in his one-man show Disengaged

[FREE] 12:20ish am: A free opportunity for you to perform sketch on the UCBT stage at Liquid Courage

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