NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 12/11/10

December 11, 2010

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Sean Donnelly will struggle to stay awake as he hosts a free and spectacular all-night comedy marathon featuring over 25 superb NYC stand-ups (Sean Patton, Matt McCarthy, and many more) at "Lil' Seany Boy is Up All Night"

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:

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 Anthony King, Christina Gausas, Becky Drysdale, and more—including writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously declaring Let’s Have a Ball

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: A wild all-night comedy showcase that mixes laughs with insomnia, as Sean Donnelly struggles to stay awake hosting over 25 superb NYC stand-ups including Sean Patton, Victor Varnado, Matt McCarthy, Jared Logan, Mike Lawrence, Liz Miele, Julian McCullough, Pat Dixon, Pat Stango, Nick Turner, Mark Normand, Mike Recine, and many more performing at The Creek in Queens’ Long Island City for Lil’ Seany Boy is Up All Night

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($46.50 & 2-drink min.): A comedy superstar headlining tonight and Sunday at Carolines: D.L. Hughley

[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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:00 pm ($15 both online and at the door using discount codeSBWC, otherwise $20): This top musical improv troupe has wowed audiences around the world with its skill at making up an hour-long musical moment by moment. The plot and characters, the musical accompaniment, even the song lyrics and the “choreography” are invented on the spot, with no pre-planned structure. Come see why BWC won a FringeNYC Award last year for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event by catching tonight’s edition of Baby Wants Candy

[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

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): “It’s going to be a Festival of Fights as UCBW MegaStars do battle in Eight Crazy Matches at this annual holiday season spectacular!” Featuring Jay Leno vs. Conan O’Brien, Old Man Winter vs. Beach Cop, Holy Ghost vs. God with special referee Jesus Christ, Helen Keller vs. Annie The Miracle Worker Sullivan, and much much more. As crazy as professional wrestling is, this show takes things to a whole other level. Physical sketch comedy to the extreme, it’s UCBW: Hanukkaos

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