NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 3/3/11

March 3, 2011

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Al Madrigal and Gilbert Gottfried

Al Madrigal (headlining at Carolines) and Gilbert Gottfried (also headlining at Carolines)

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $12 marked with $) include:

[TOP PICK] [$] 7:30 pm ($24.50 & 2-drink min.)  A one-of-a-kind comedy star headlining at the Carolines Comedy Club: Gilbert Gottfried

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Veteran improvisors Jesse Falcon (Mother) and Rachel Hamilton (30 Rock, Second City) perform as duo Hamilton & Falcon

8:00 pm ($5): Abbi Jacobson performing a one-woman show in which she plays everyone you’ve ever met at summer camp at Welcome to Camp!; and young talents doing a loud and mildly amusing sketch show as cops in The Sit Down and Shut Up NYPD Variety Hour

9:00 pm ($12): NYC stand-ups Wyatt Cenac (star correspondent of The Daily Show), Katina Corrao (HBO, Comedy Central), Costaki Economopoulos (The Economonologue), and Dean Obeidallah (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival), plus musical guest Mark Douglas (BarelyPolitical.com), performing at Comedy Below Canal

[FREE] 9:00ish pm: Typically terrific NYC stand-ups performing on this weekly show at the Kabin Bar and Lounge hosted by Chesley Calloway and a guest-host (while Sean Patton shares his gifts with other cities): Comedy as a Second Language

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Joe DeRosa (HBO’s Down and DirtyComedy Central Presents, co-host of Righteous Kill) and Paul Case (The Backroom) joining sensual hosts Margot Leitman (VH1, Spike TV) and Giulia Rozzi (MTV, VH1.com) in telling true tales on tonight’s theme “Weddings”—plus music from the BTK Band—at the best sexy storytelling comedy show in NYC: Stripped Stories

9:30 pm ($5): “Where there is a stage and a piano, she will be there. Where there are strangers with embarrassing stories, she will be there. Where there is a group of people willing to sit and watch someone make up songs, she will be there. A one-woman musical improv journey through the lives of the audience. You tell the story, Rebecca Vigil sings the soundtrack:” The Vigilante

[$] 9:30 pm ($24 & 2-drink min.)  An award-winning stand-up who’s performed on Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, and his own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Al Madrigal

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): All-star improv troupe The Stepfathers (Michael Delaney, Chris Gethard, Will Hines, Bobby Moynihan, Shannon O’Neill, Silvija Ozols, Andy Secunda, and Zach Woods) compete with improv troupe Sandino for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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