NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 3/10/11

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Super Mario Bros

Patrick Cassels & Jeff Rubin reveal the worst game-based films of all time at "Bad Videogame Movies: The Definitive History"

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] 6:00 pm ($5): Some of the finest comedic actresses in NYC, including Amy Heidt (NBC’s The Office, The Other Guys, Grease 3: Threase, Dominate Yourself) and the unsinkable Mamrie Hart (rising star; half of sketch duo Best of Friends; creator/host of Celebrity Funeral) debut a one-act comedy written by superb UCBT sketch faculty member Leila Cohan-Miccio: The Cleanse

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Patrick Cassels and Jeff Rubin, who write for College Humor and co-host the online video game talk show Bleep Bloop, explore the worst game-based movies of all time, with clips from Super Mario Bros, Mortal Kombat, and many more, for an unforgettably hilarious journey into the deliciously awful that’s non-stop laughs—and one of my favorite comedy shows of all time: Bad Videogame Movies: The Definitive History

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.)  A star stand-up who’s done half-hour comedy specials for HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime; was a regular on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and cast member on FOX’s The Jury; appeared repeatedly on Late Night with Conan O’Brien; and guest starred on such TV shows as NBC’s The Office and FOX’s Arrested Development, headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Patrice Oneal

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

9:00 pm ($12): NYC stand-ups Hedda Lettuce (Project Runway), Adam Cozens (The Moth), Pat Candaras (Jimmy Fallon), and Adam Lowitt (The Daily Show, co-host of It Is It) 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 ($12): Top comics and comedic storytellers joining brilliant sketch comic and storyteller Kevin Allison (The State) to share tales on tonight’s theme “Imposters” at one of thefinest storytelling shows in the country: Risk!

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Joe Mande (Comedy Central, VH1; co-host of Totally J/K; author of new book Look at This F*cking Hipster), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films, The Other Guys, comedy CD Come Clean), and Nimesh Patel performing stand-up for delightful hosts Andrea Rosen (ace stand-up/storyteller) and Shonali Bhowmik (rockin’ singer/songwriter) for Variety SHAC

[$] 10:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

[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 Sunday Morning for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

11:00 pm ($5): Short films from the NYC comedy community screened at The Magnet: Flick

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Please tell your friends about my new book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease.

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