NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 10/29/10

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Neil Casey and Anthony Atamanuik

Comedic horror written by Matt Walsh and performed by such scary-smart stars as Neil Casey & Anthony Atamanuik: "Killgore: The New Blood"

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 ($10): Marc Bonnée, member of acclaimed sketch troupe Drop Six, goes solo with this show consisting of character bits and one-man sketches loosely tied to the theme of excess: Too…

[$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm ($35.57 online if you use code PLAYBILL, plus 2-item minimum): A star of MTV, Road Trip, and Freddy Got Fingered headlining tonight and Saturday at the Comix Comedy Club: Tom Green

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm & midnight ($15): “In ancient times, an evil spirit would rise from hell every Halloween and appear incarnate at the UCB Theater…where he would soak the stage (and parts of the audience) with a ridiculous amount of fake blood. Now that demon is back, ready to unleash a gory, hopelessly bloody torrent of vengeance…and a ridiculous amount of fake blood. Fortunately, the beast only slaughters those who are rife with selfishness, greed, hatred, and a few people who just suck (though a little bit of fake blood sometimes gets on the audience). That demon’s name is Killgore.” This show is written by legendary UCB co-founder Matt Walsh and stars such comedy geniuses as Anthony Atamanuik & Neil Casey (Death by Roo Roo, Two Man Movie), and will run three times tonight and tomorrow night to celebrate Halloween. Come wearing cheap washable clothes and enjoy Killgore: The New Blood

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: A blowout One Year Anniversary edition, with phenomenal comedy talents Sean Patton, Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, and Jesse Popp performing at O’Hanlon’s(14th Street off 1st Avenue), hosted by Matt Ruby: Hot Soup

[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

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Always fresh and imaginative world-class sketch troupe that uses song, movement, and clever scenarios to turn familiar rituals on their head (for a video about awkward goodbyes at the end of a party, please click here) delivering a brand new collection of sketches titled Ms. Larsen’s ClassThe Harvard Sailing Team

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

[TOP PICK] 11:30 ($5): “In 1976, 1977, and 1978, Paul annually taped his zany Halloween show. Now, through the use of Doc Brown’s time machine, Paul will travel to the future—all the way to the year 1985—to bring his light-hearted satirical look at television variety specials with a new generation of celebrities. Join Paul and his guests, Christa McAuliffe, Gary Coleman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Soleil Moon Frye, Hulk Hogan, Cyndi Lauper, and Vincent Price as they celebrate the Halloween season as only Paul can” at The Paul Lynde Halloween Special: 1985

[$] 12:30 am ($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

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