NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 11/6/10

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Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is among the wonderful comics performing tonight as part of the New York Comedy Festival

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] All Evening: Too many NYCF events to list individually tonight, but visit the schedule to find shows from Aziz Ansari (Beacon Theatre), Brian Reagan (Lincoln Center), Tracy Morgan (The Times Center), and more as part of the spectacular New York Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] [$] 6:00 pm ($15, which includes 1 drink): Four funny people tell amazing stories. Three of the tales are absolutely true…but one of them is a pack of lies. The audience then asks questions to try and identify the fibber—and everyone who does gets a free t-shirt! This evening’s yarn-spinners are Mark Katz (author of Clinton and Me), Andy Ross (The Onion News Network), Colin Dempsey, and Joey Novick. Come let host Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion) attempt to mislead you at The Liar Show

7:00 pm ($8): Jessica Marasco and Becky Flaum performing two-gal sketch comedy as Geek Dreams

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisors Christina Gausas, Scott Adsit, Becky Drysdale, Anthony King, and more—including writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, andThe Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[$]  7:30 pm & 10:00 pm & 12:30 am ($51.25, plus 2-drink minimum): Former Man Show host and current Internet sensation headlining tonight and Saturday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Adam Carolla

[$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm ($25.95 online if you use code PLAYBILL, plus 2-item minimum): A co-star of Whose Line Is It Anyway? who’s also performed on Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, and his own Comedy Central Presents special: Greg Proops

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): One of the gutsiest and most hilarious troupes in comedy history—and the Cage Match Champion for two years in a row!—genius improvisors Death by Roo Roo

9:00 pm ($7): Organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track!

9:30 pm ($10): “A cabaret of darkly funny songs and topical sketch comedy about culture and politics,” following sold out shows at Joe’s Pub: Political Subversities

[TOP PICK] [$] 10:00 pm ($15): Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, fast-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience interaction and audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe led by brilliant UCBT artistic director Anthony King: Reuben Williams

10:30 pm ($5): Vibrant improv from Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) and Leslie Korein as comedy trio Trike

Midnight ($5): Storytelling from Sara Schaefer (inventive, luminous comic; Emmy-nominated staff writer for Jimmy Fallon; VH1’s Best Week Ever), stand-up from Ray Payton, and music from Jordon Cooper (folk pioneer) and Morgan O’Kane (acclaimed banjo player) “celebrating the seedy and urbane life in America; think of us as The Prairie Home Companion, just a little more fucked up” atAndy Rocco’s Underground Americana

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For the best of Bill Hicks, please click here.

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