NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 11/4/10

November 4, 2010

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Louis C.K.

One of the finest comics of all time performs a not-to-be-missed show tonight at Carnegie Hall: "Louis C.K.: Word"

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:

6:30 pm ($5): Young talents make up comedy scenes based on a popular board game in Clue: The Improvised Edition

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($5): The invaluable Jane Borden (Comedy Editor for Time Out New York) presents her picks for some of the finest comics in NYC—genius storytellers Chris Gethard and Adam Wade, sketch master Kurt Braunohler, stand-ups Joe DeRosa, Sara Schaefer, and Mike Vecchione, and more—performing at Time Out Live

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($35-$55, depending on seat location): One of the finest stand-ups in the history of comedy, who’s currently also making television history with his phenomenal FX series Louie, performing at the bargain cover price of $35-$55 (and I’m not just saying that, I gratefully purchased my $55 ticket months ago…)—and with “openers” including world-class stand-up Ted Alexandro—for one night only at the legendary Carnegie Hall: Louis C.K.: Word

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($15): W. Kamau Bell (FringeNYC one-man show Ending Racism in About an Hour), Bridget Everett (cabaret show At Least It’s Pink), and Jeff Kreisler (Get Rich Cheating) performing in the triple-bill The Three Party: A Night of One-Person Shows

8:00 pm ($8 at the door, $5 online with discount code Supermango): Victor Varnado, W. Kamau Bell, Greg Leitman, and Marc Theobald performing at Dan Allen’s & Ray Devito’s monthly comedy event ¡Sacapuntas!

8:00 pm ($8): The Magnet’s co-owner Armando Diaz performs monologues on the spot and improvisors then act out scenes based on them at The Armando Diaz Experience

[FREE] 9:00ish pm: Typically terrific NYC stand-ups performing stand-up on this weekly show at the Kabin Bar and Lounge hosted by Chesley Calloway and comedy genius Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killerset on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1): Comedy as a Second Language

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): A blowout lineup of Ted Alexandro (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials) and Jessi Klein (fresh, unique, deliciously organic comic who’s one of the best stand-ups in the country; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim) joining sensual hosts Margot Leitman (VH1, Spike TV) and Giulia Rozzi (MTV, in telling true tales about their sex lives—plus comedic songs from superb duo Stuckey & Murray—at the best sexy storytelling comedy show in NYC: Stripped Stories

[$] 9:30 pm pm ($16.50 & 2-drink min.) Ali Wong (fearless, razor-sharp, hilarious comedy dynamo; MTV, Comedy Central), Josh Rabinowitz, and Nick Vatterott performing stand-up at the Carolines Comedy Club’s Breakout Artist Comedy Series

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the country—who tonight include phenomenal comics Anthony Jeselnik (writer/performer for Jimmy FallonConan O’Brien, HBO,Comedy Central Presents; debut comedy CD Shakespeare), Ted Alexandro (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials), and John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’sBest Week Ever; for John’s great bit on Weekend Update, please click here)—with guest host Chris Gethard (brilliant improvisor and comedic storyteller; star of Comedy Central sitcom Big Lake;Magic Box of Stories, The Stepfathers, The Nights of Our Lives, author of book Weird New York) at Whiplash

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