NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 4/3/10

April 3, 2010

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Sketch comedy master Sara Taylor performs tonight with her world-class troupe The Harvard Sailing Team

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] [$] 6:00 pm ($15 including one drink; reservations via calling Cornelia Street Cafe at 212.989.9319 highly recommended): Four world-class writer/performers tell personal stories. Three of them are true…but one is a pack of lies. Then the audience asks questions to try to figure out who’s fibbing. Tonight’s yarn-spinners are Joanne Solomon (De La Guarda), Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Champion, one-woman show Vodka Shoes, host of Sideshow Goshko), Emily Epstein (superb stand-up comic), and Robert Hurst (Moth Urban Storytelling) joining wonderful host Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion) at The Liar Show

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisor Christina Gausas and friends she originally made in Chicago—which include writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously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

7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Sharp NYC stand-ups Ali Wong, Joe Devito, Mark Normand, Laura Prangley, Chesley Calloway, Jamie Roberts, and Chris Laker perform in Ochi’s Lounge at Sean Donnelly’s Lil’ Seany Boy

8:00 pm ($10): In this unique monthly show, stand-up comics perform in the buff. A reviewer fromThe Boston Globe observed, “The dynamic of nude comedian and clothed audience added an extra dimension to self-deprecating material.” For a New York Magazine review, please click here; or simply come see for yourself at The Naked Comedy Showcase

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): One of the gutsiest and most hilarious troupes in comedy history—and which recently won the Cage Match Championship for two years in a row!—genius improvisorsDeath by Roo Roo

9:00 pm ($5): Organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track!

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Always fresh and imaginative world-class sketch troupe that uses song, movement, and clever scenarios to turn familiar rituals on their head (for a video about awkward goodbyes at the end of a party, please click here): The Harvard Sailing Team

[TOP PICK] [$] 10:00 pm ($15): Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with 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): Andy Rocco’s extravaganza of sketch comedy, music, dancing, free t-shirts, and special guests—who tonight include Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set onJimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1) and musical guest The Stumblebums Brass Band: The Hipster Show

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