NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 11/24/11

November 24, 2011

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Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies, an Australian unfazed by US-specific holidays, headlines tonight at the Carolines Comedy Club

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:

[FREE] 6:00 pm: Open-mic stand-up with comics’ names drawn from a bucket and each chosen one receiving three minutes at The Creek’s upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: Corby Haas

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($38.25 & 2-drink min.): Stellar Australian comic who’s been a regular on Opie & Anthony and performed his own HBO special, I Swear To God, headlining tonight through Saturday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Jefferies

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00ish pm: James Adomian (hilarious, super-charged character comic/impressionist; finalist on last summer’s Last Comic Standing), Mark Normand (hilarious stand-up; Last Comic Standing; co-host of Hot Soup and We’re All Friends Here), Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents, FOX, VH1, E!), and more performing stand-up for the Thanksgiving edition of this weekly show at the Kabin Bar and Loungehosted tonight by comedy genius Sean Patton: Comedy as a Second Language

[TOP PICK] [$] 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 the Carolines Comedy Club: Paul Mooney

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 11/25/10

November 25, 2010

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Thanksgiving

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in NYC live comedy are sparse, as most of the usual suspects are dark for Thanksgiving. If you aren’t at home with loved ones, though, here are a few  shows to consider:

[$] 7:30 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) Stephen Glover of Jackass headlining at the Carolines Comedy Club: Steve-O

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00ish pm: NYC stand-ups James Adomian (finalist on this summer’s Last Comic Standing) , Travis Irvine (Jay Leno), Sean Donnelly (XM Radio, host of Lil’ Seany Boy), and more performing for this weekly show at the Kabin Bar and Lounge hosted by Chesley Calloway and comedy genius Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1): Comedy as a Second Language

[$] 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

For this blog’s typically more extensive listings, please tune in here again on Friday.

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Top NYC Comedy Choices for Friday 1/1/10

January 1, 2010

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Paul Mooney predicts our fate in 2010 tonight and Sunday when he headlines at Carolines

The recommendation for the best in New York City comedy
on New Year’s Day is:

[$] 12:30 am ($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, doing a special New Year’s show tonight and Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney: Negrodamus Makes His Predictions for 2010

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 5/22/09

May 22, 2009

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Jen Nails

Jen Nails

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] Jen Nails performing a 40-minute one-woman show about an “exuberant sixth-grader” Time Out New York called “explosively funny:” Lylice (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] superb stand-ups Leighann Lord (HBO, Comedy Central, ABC, Huffington Post), Michelle Buteau (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Jenny Rubin (WE TV, host of The Back Room), and more, plus musical guests Josefin Fundin (Swedish musician featured at Sidewalk Café) and Jamie Scandal (New York Ukulele Cabaret) at Calvin S. Cato’s show for our current economy: Nouveau Poor (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] the wonderful Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central, MTV, Cloverfield, Shoot the Messenger, Awkward Kings of Comedy) and “surprise guests” celebrating the three-year anniversary of this popular NYC show hosted by Blaine Perry & Pat Stango: Don’t Touch Me There (7:30 pm),

[$] the revival of a popular comedic play, smartly directed by the wonderful Kimmy Gatewood and with a standout performance from actress Lee Eddy: Kidnapped by Craigslist (8:00 pm),

[FREE] Greg Johnson (The Comedians), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), Mark Normand (co-host of We’re All Friends Here), Dustin D’Addato (NBC), and Greg Stone (Comedy Central) at this free weekly show in Brooklyn hosted by Nick Turner: Too Cool for School (8:00 pm),

NYC stand-up comics Amy Beckerman (co-host of Dykes on Mics, here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), Robin Cloud (Under the Pink Carpet), Trevor Boris (Logo TV), Selene Luna (VH1’s The Cho Show), and more at a gay-themed comedy show hosted by Jenny Rubin: The Back Room (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers (9:30 pm),

[$] absurdist cult fave sketch comedy troupe Spurn (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of the most razor-sharp and uproariously funny storytellers in the country performing a one-man show that should not be missed: Chris Gethard’s Magic Box of Stories (11:00 pm),

[FREE] a free opportunity for you to perform sketch on the UCBT stage at Liquid Courage (12:20ish am),

[$] and 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 at Carolines: Paul Mooney (12:30 am).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 4/9/09

April 9, 2009

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The Apple Sisters

The Apple Sisters

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:

a razor-sharp member of star improv/sketch/film troupe Derrick premiering a stand-up comedy show: Donald Glover: Weirdo (8:00 pm),

[FREE] Shayna Ferm (brilliant, hilarious singer/songwriter), Team Submarine (comedy duo Nate Fernald & Steve O’Brien), Ross Hyzer (host of NYC comedy show County Fair), and Micah Sherman (co-host of NYC comedy show Micah Myq Club) at a free weekly variety show in the East Village hosted by sharp dark comedy stand-up Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] star stand-ups Rich Vos (NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents special, Tough Crowd, Opie & Anthony), Bonnie McFarlane (David Letterman, Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents special, HBO special), and Nate Bargatze (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central), plus other sharp comics performing at the only comedy club in the East Village: Rich Voss and More at Eastville (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] superb comedic storyteller Tom Shillue, hilarious comedic rapper MC Chris, standup Jessica Kirson (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1, Bravo), and music group The Psychedelic Knights of Zohar joining the fresh, sexy, and razor-sharp gals of Variety SHAC (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] three hilarious gals who won the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Musical Comedy Act, and are one of the most charming & entertaining groups in NYC—and now also one of the finest troupes LA, where they’ve lately been seeking well-deserved fame and fortune—performing their special magic tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: The Apple Sisters (10:00 pm),

[$] 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, tonight headlining at Carolines: Paul Mooney (10:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and two of the finest troupes in improv history, The Stepfathers and Death by Roo Roo, competing for audience laughs & votes at the raucous Cage Match (11:00 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/22/09

March 22, 2009

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Paul Mooney concludes his run at Carolines

Paul Mooney concludes his run at Carolines

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] [FREE] UCBT’s playground for celebrities and ace improvisors, ASSSSCAT 3000 (paid show at 7:30 pm, free show at 9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] typically some of the best comics in the country joining comedy giants Eugene Mirman & Michael Showalter—winners of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Hosts—for their weekly shindig at Brooklyn’s Union Hall: Tearing the Veil of Maya (8:00 pm),

[FREE] typically superb stand-ups at what’s often among the funniest free productions in NYC, from hosts Greg Johnson and Jacqueline Novak: President Johnson (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents, Craig Ferguson, E!), Kumail Nanjiani (2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up and Best One-Person Show; Saturday Night Live; The Colbert Report), Ali Wong (hilarious San Franciscan comic; The Onion), Blaine Perry (co-host of Don’t Touch Me There and Ochi’s Motel), and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm).

[$] a sharp, likeable comedy star who hosted a political comedy show on CNN, starred in an ABC/UPN sitcom, and was one of the Original Kings of Comedy, tonight wrapping his headlining run at Carolines: D.L. Hughley (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] superb comics Sara Schaefer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, VH1’s Best Week Ever), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, award-winning Verizon FIOS guy), Ali Wong (hilarious San Franciscan comic; The Onion), and more at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[$] 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, tonight concluding his headlining run at Carolines: Paul Mooney (10:00 pm),

[FREE] and fine stand-ups Susan Prekel (Comedy Central), Jodi Wasserman (Comedy Central), Stacia Jensen, and Chris Doucette at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 3/20/09

March 20, 2009

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D.L. Hughley
D.L. Hughley

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:

sharp, funny sketch troupe Secret Hospital in America’s Sweethearts (7:00 pm),

[$] [DISCOUNTED] lovely & witty Cathleen Carr & Daiva Deupree turning life’s darkness into comedy as Two Girls for Five Bucks (8:00 pm),

[$] a sharp, likeable comedy star who hosted a political comedy show on CNN, starred in an ABC/UPN sitcom, and was one of the Original Kings of Comedy, headlining at Carolines through Sunday: D.L. Hughley (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

talented stand-ups Carolyn Castiglia (VH1), Amy Beckerman (MTV), Vicki Cuperman (Homo Comicus), Adam Lehmann (Here TV’s Hot Gay Comix), and Rob Driemeyer (Poole Party) at a gay-themed comedy show hosted by Jenny Rubin: The Back Room (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] several comedy giants as part of tonight’s lineup at Stand Up NY: Ted Alexandro, Patrice ONeal, Judah Friedlander, and More (10:00 pm),

singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical (10:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] superb comics Kurt Braunohler (Penelope, Princess of Pets; 2008 ECNY Award for Best Director) and Dominic Dierkes (award-winning member of star comedy troupe Derrick) joining ace sketch troupe and host Olde English performing all-new material for a show that’s Very Fresh (11:00 pm),

[FREE] a free opportunity for you to perform sketch on the UCBT stage at Liquid Courage (12:20ish am),

[$] and 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 at Carolines through Sunday: Paul Mooney (12:30 am).

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