NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 6/10/10

June 10, 2010

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Livia Scott

Livia Scott is one of a small army of top sketch comics performing in this year's magical SketchFest NYC

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:

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm ($26.95 online if you use code VIPJUNE, plus 2-item minimum): A fresh, unique comedy genius who (like Bill Burr) is one of the very finest stand-upsever in a not-to-be-missed run headlining tonight through Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Maria Bamford

[MEGA-TOP PICK] [$] 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm ($38.25 & 2-drink min.): A comedy force of nature—tough, smart, honest, hilarious—who (like Maria Bamford) is one of the very finest stand-ups ever in a not-to-be-missed run headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Bill Burr

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 7:00 pm-midnight ($10 per show, $40 for the whole night, $90 for entire 3-night festival): One of the finest sketch comedy festivals in the country, which will be running through Saturday—and tonight features such thoroughly wonderful comics as Livia Scott, The Harvard Sailing Team, B.O.F., Katherine Bryant & Chris O’Connor (half of Fearsome), and Tom David (ofSNL’s Franken & Davis)—at the first evening of the not-to-be-missed SketchFest NYC 10

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Saturday 6/13/09

June 13, 2009

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World-class troupe Fearsome closes out this final day of the wonderful SketchFest NYC 09
World-class troupe Fearsome closes out this final day of the wonderful SketchFest NYC 09

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] one of the finest sketch comedy festivals in the country, which began on Thursday and concludes today with over 10 hours of shows, featuring such wonderful world-class comedy groups as The Story Pirates, Steve and Jordan, Summer of Tears, Elephant Larry, and Fearsome, plus an in-depth interview with The Kids in the Hall star Kevin McDonald, and a beloved party-like show titled the Closing Night Craptacular—at the final day of the not-to-be-missed SketchFest NYC 09 (shows running from noon till around 2:00 am),

[TOP PICK] Lauren Olson performing a one-woman show about the death of her mom that’s reportedly funny and superb in Our Condolences (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] a stand-up comedy superstar, performing in NYC tonight through Sunday:
Dave Attell: Headlining at Carolines (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] a TV and movie comedy star who frequently appears on HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime,and is a hilarious comedy club veteran: Patrice Oneal: Headlining at Comix (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] a one-woman show from stellar comedic storyteller & actress Sara Benincasa: AGORAFABULOUS (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer (9:00 pm),

organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track! (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] inventive & hilarious sketch comedy from The Harvard Sailing Team (9:30 pm),

[$] 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 Friday 6/12/09

June 12, 2009

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Kevin McDonald performs a one-man show about his days with The Kids in The Hall, as part of this weekend's spectacular SketchFest NYC 09
Kevin McDonald performs a one-man show about his days with The Kids in The Hall as part of this weekend’s spectacular SketchFest NYC 09

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] one of the finest sketch comedy festivals in the country, which began on Thursday and will be running through Saturday—and tonight features such wonderful comedy groups as The Harvard Sailing Team, The 3rd Floor, and Pangea 3000; plus a one-man show from The Kids in the Hall star Kevin McDonald, and a collection of failed sketches for a special edition of The Rejection Show—at the second evening of the not-to-be-missed SketchFest NYC 09 (7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, and midnight),

[TOP PICK] [$] a stand-up comedy superstar, performing in NYC tonight through Sunday: Dave Attell: Headlining at Carolines (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] a TV and movie comedy star who frequently appears on HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime, and is a hilarious comedy club veteran: Patrice Oneal: Headlining at Comix (8:00 pm & 10:30 pm),

NYC stand-up comics at a gay-themed comedy show hosted by Jenny Rubin: The Back Room (9:00 pm),

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

[$] 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 6/11/09

June 11, 2009

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The Apple Sisters, one of over two dozen sketch comedy troupes at this year's spectacular SketchFest NYC
The Apple Sisters, one of over two dozen sketch comedy troupes at this year’s spectacular SketchFest NYC

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] one of the finest sketch comedy festivals in the country, which will be running through Saturday—and tonight features such thoroughly wonderful comics as movie/TV star & comedy genius Kristen Schaal, the musical & irresistible Apple Sisters, hilarious trio A Week of Kindness, always-inventive troupe Olde English, and much more—at the first evening of the not-to-be-missed SketchFest NYC 09 (7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, and midnight),

[TOP PICK] brilliant improvisors Tara Copeland and James Eason leading a semi-revival of legendary troupe Mother in this new Magnet show: Sleepover (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] Adira Amram (brilliantly funny, sexy, rising star writer/singer) tonight guest-hosts Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Jessica Delfino (immensely talented comic and raunchy singer/songwriter), Mike Drucker (freelance writer for Saturday Night Live), and other razor-sharp comics at a weekly variety show in the East Village: Entertaining the Bartender (8:30ish pm),

[TOP PICK] stellar stand-ups Patrick Borelli (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, ESPN, Adult Swim, co-author of book Holy Headshot!), DC Benny (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Sean Patton (VH1), Michelle Buteau (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), and more at the 92YTribeca comedy showcase Comedy Below Canal (9:00 pm),

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

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