NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 2/17/11

February 17, 2011

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Lecy Goranson and Kimmy Gatewood

Lecy Goranson and Kimmy Gatewood both make rare NYC appearances tonight at "Dealing with My Feelings"

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:

7:00 pm ($12): Terrific NYC stand-ups Tom Shillue (Comedy Central Presents), Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien), James Smith (Comedy Central), Rory Albanese (Executive Producer of The Daily Show), Chuck Nice (VH1’s Best Week Ever), Jon Fisch (In the Tank), Tom McCaffrey (The Onion), Michael Somerville (Wingman), and Dan Naturman (Last Comic Standing) performing with host Sean Donnelly at Comedy Below Canal

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A blowout lineup of Lecy Goranson (Becky from Roseanne), Kimmy Gatewood (The Apple Sisters, briefly visiting from LA), Corn Mo (wonderful singer/songwriter; .357 Lover), Matt Higgins (Centralia), Joe Schiappa (MTV, Nathan + Joe), Will Nunziata (Dystopia Gardens), and AndrewAndrew (Time Out New York) express themselves through poetry and dance in a show hosted by Nathan Phillips: Dealing With My Feelings

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Brilliant improvisor Scott Adsit (cast member of 30 Rock, co-writer/director/producer & cast member of Adult Swim’s awesome & Emmy-winning Moral Orel, UCBT’s John & Scott) and veteran improvisor Rachel Hamilton perform as a duo—if Scott gets out of shooting 30 Rock in time tonight—as Hamilton & Adsit

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A Los Vegas-based stand-up & writer/actress who’s performed on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, TBS, E!, and Chelsea Lately, and is headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines: Whitney Cummings

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm ($16.50 in advance by following instructions here): An acclaimed UK-based sketch comedy duo kicking off a four-night run at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse (38 Water Street): The Pajama Men

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): The unsinkable Mamrie Hart and her comedy partner Stephen Soroka areBest of Friends, and their new sketch show educates you about how to effectively promote it when you tell all your friends to see it: BoF: It’s Pronounced ‘Boaf’!; and in the other half of this double-bill, an interesting idea that doesn’t really get pulled off from adorable comics Geoff Garlock and Emily Strachan: Gettin’ Quaid

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:00 pm ($15): A comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories, and more) are shared by their original authors before total strangers at Mortified

[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 (throughout February) by the wonderful Brooke Van Poppelen:Comedy as a Second Language

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Kurt Braunohler (Comedy Central, Penelope: Princess of PetsHot Tub Variety), and Michele Carlo (The Moth) joining sensual hosts Margot Leitman (VH1, Spike TV) and Giulia Rozzi (MTV, VH1.com) in telling true tales on tonight’s theme “Faking It”—plus raunchy comedic songs from Ben Lerman—at the best sexy storytelling comedy show in NYC: Stripped Stories

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($8): A unique sports-themed stand-up, sketch comedy, and interview show hosted by Scott Rogowsky and Neil Janowitz that features both professional sports stars and comics doing sports-themed comedy—with tonight’s guests Christian Finnegan (co-star of TBS’Are We There Yet?; three Comedy Central specials; commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show), and Matt Oberg & Matt Walton (hosts of The Onion’s SportsDome!: 12 Angry Mascots

[$] 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): Genius improv troupe Outlook of the Poet (Jon Gabrus, Ben Rodgers, and Gavin Speiller) competes with delightfully named improv troupe Very Good Kiss for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

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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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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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