NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 6/17/10

June 17, 2010

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Adira Amram

The spectacular Adira Amram (above) joins Kevin Allison, Katina Corrao, and more at Tim Ellis' & Matthew Park's Of the Moment

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 ($28.04 online if you use code VIPJUNE, plus 2-item minimum): A stand-up who’s performed three Comedy Central specials, is a commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever, and has appeared onChappelle’s Show and The Today Show, headlining through Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Christian Finnegan

7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): H. Alan Scott, Greg Leitman, and Dr. Michelle-Leona Godin join thoroughly charming and razor-sharp host Leslie Goshko for her delightfully quirky monthly storytelling show in which comics and comedic yarn-spinners are asked to reveal aspects of themselves that are odd and unusual—and that includes such carnival elements as an accordion player, and a challenging trivia contest for someone in the audience to win a bottle of wine:Sideshow Goshko

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): Superb comics Peter Grosz (writer for The Colbert Report, star of over 100 Sonic fast-food commercials) and John Lutz (writer & occasional actor on SNL since 2004;recurring character on 30 Rock) perform acclaimed two-man improv in 2 Square

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($8): Leslie Collins performing a one-woman show based on her memories of growing up in Texas: Poteet Girls

[$] 8:00 pm ($51.25 & 2-drink min.): Marlon and Shawn Wayans headlining tonight through Saturday at the Carolines Comedy Club: The Wayans Brothers

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 9:30 pm ($12.89 online if you use code VIPJUNE, plus 2-item minimum): All-star stand-ups & storytellers Ted Alexando, Jessi Klein, and Kurt Braunohler joining an irresistable stand-up and comedic actor—and the Verizon FIOS guy—at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: The Matt McCarthy Stand-Up Comedy Show

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($8): Delightful sketch comedy & musical duo Tim Ellis and Matthew Park closing out this season’s run with thoroughly wonderful guests Adira Amram (fresh, sexy, hilarious rising star singer/songwriter), Kevin Allison (legendary MTV sketch show The State, host of top storytelling show Risk!), Katina Corrao, and musical guest Phil Yanos (of the band Dangaru): Of the Moment

9:30 pm ($5): If you’re a fan of, you can see the folks behind it on stage—along with comics Jeff Rubin, Jon Gabrus, Hardly Working Live, BriTANick, Matt Little, and more—atCollegeHumor Live

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Two vibrant troupe troupes, Death by Roo Roo and Badman, competing for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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