NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 9/16/10

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Dan St. Germain and Glenn Wool
Separated at birth stand-ups Dan St. Germain (headlining at Comix) and Glenn Wool (also headlining at Comix)

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 using code PLAYBILL, plus 2-item minimum): A Canadian-born & UK-based acclaimed comedy star who’s had his own UK TV show, and is known for mixing political satire with silliness, headlining for one night only at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Glenn Wool

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): Comedy legend Emo Philips (who’s lightning-fast and damn funny, and should not be missed live), voiceover genius Larry Murphy, Jon Glaser (Conan O’Brien, Adult Swim), Ron Lynch, and more kick off the first night of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): The Emmy-winning writers of The Colbert Report gather on stage to perform an all-improvised show at Seize the Mustard

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 9:30 pm ($19.33 online using code PLAYBILL, plus 2-item minimum): Two rising star stand-ups who I’d love to see myself if I wasn’t on a book deadline this week; but you should go see them, and earn my envy, as they share headlining honors for one night only at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Dan St. Germain and Mike Lawrence

[$] 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): Brilliant improv troupe Rogue Elephant, which has crushed four opponents in a row (last week, by 107 to 38), tonight competes with improv troupe Dumpster Tequila for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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