NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 11/11/10

November 11, 2010

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Mamrie Hart and Steve Soroka of BoF

The irresistible Mamrie Hart & best friend Steve Soroka audition their all-new sketch show tonight: "BoF: It's Pronounced Boaf"

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): Utterly delightful sketch comic comic Mamrie Hart says, “Come on out and see a brand new BoF show! This is our audition show to get a second run at UCB, so we would love your support! It’s only $5 and we are paired up with the hilarious Two Fun Men, who are all three of those things. Oh, I hope you will! There will be dancing, giveaways, all new sketches, and Steve has a monochromatic outfit.” How can you even think of saying no to this almost-free double-bill of BoF: It’s Pronounced Boaf and Two Fun Men

[TOP PICK] [$] 7:00 pm ($15): Top comics and comedic storytellers—who tonight include a blowout lineup of Dave Hill, Melanie Hamlett, and Sara Barron—joining brilliant sketch comic and storyteller Kevin Allison (The State) to share tales on tonight’s theme “Friendship” at one of the finest storytelling shows in the country: Risk!

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): 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…

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A one-woman show from the hilarious Pam Murphy about breast cancer, and an indescribable multimedia sketch show from Peter Blomquist and Jeff Wiens, in the double-bill Pam Murphy: The C Word and Franco & Billy: Diamonds of Fire

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.D. Miles (head writer for Jimmy Fallon), Laura Krafft (writer for NBC’sThe Marriage Ref and former writer for The Colbert Report), Matt Higgins (superb improv/sketch troupe Centralia), and “a special surprise guest” joining delightful hosts Andrea Rosen and Shonali Bhowmik of Variety SHAC

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Round 1 of a beloved annual November tradition—Pat Baer’s 3-on-3 Improv Tournament

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