NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 4/29/10

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Comedy giants Marc Maron and Janeane Garofalo tonight perform a live taping at the Comix Comedy Club of Marc's podcast WTF

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:

7:30 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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm ($36.66 online if you use code VIPAPRIL, plus 2-item minimum): Two comedy legends, Marc Maron and Janeane Garofalo, taping an episode of Marc’s podcast live on stage at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Marc Maron’s WTF with Janeane Garofalo

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): 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 real-life married couple James Eason & Jessica Allen, who are both superb veteran improvisors, stretching themselves with a scripted sketch show directed by Rachel Hamilton, in the double-bill Amy Heidt: Dominate Yourself! and D-Bags, A-Holes & Lovers

8:00 pm ($8): Elizabeth Blue performing a new one-woman show: Am I Blue

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Comedy giant 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, The Dave Hill Explosion) spends an hour telling charming and hilarious tales of his musical tour overseas at Dave Hill: Big in Japan

[$] 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): A battle of improv titans tonight when Reuben Williams competes with The Stepfathers for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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