NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 7/31/11

July 31, 2011

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Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory headlines for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club...

Carmen Lynch

...and Carmen Lynch performs at the Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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] 4:00 pm: An unusually early walk-in open-mic stand-up show (for details, please click here) at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: Face-Plant Comedy Showcase

[FREE] 7:00 pm: Sketch, improv, and more at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City from comedy troupe Froduce

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’s signature improv comedy extravaganza, which typically includes stars in the improv world, and sometimes even TV & movie stars such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz: ASSSCAT 3000

[$] 8:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Dick Gregory

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Ali Wong (fearless, razor-sharp, hilarious comedy dynamo; MTV, FOX’s Breaking In), David Angelo (writer for Jimmy Fallon), Joey Gay (Last Comic Standing), Joe Zimmerman, and Jessie Richardson performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): A sketch show about time travel and unfortunate mistakes: Swartzlander: Unstuck; and in the other half of this double-bill, improvised comedy from Andrew Cornelius and Andrew Fafoutakis, who call themselves The Andrew Sisters

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not announced) performing at The PIT’s downstairs lounge for a free weekly show typically hosted by Chris Grace: Cold Soda Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Music from the unforgettable dark comedy group The Cowmen and more at The Creek downstairs lounge in Queens’ Long Island City hosted by Murderfist’s Holden McNeely & Ed Larson: Stage Fright

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sketch at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City from a comedy troupe consisting of Sean O’Connor, Nick Maritato, Danny Solomon, Robert Dean and Neal Stastny: Meatsteak

9:30 pm ($5): Improvisors team up with poets at Kiss*Punch*Poem

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Ophira Eisenberg (brilliant storyteller with notable bangs; VH1, Showtime, host of TV pilot of The Liar Show), Carmen Lynch (finalist on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), and David Hodorowski performing stand-up at a free weekly gay-themed show atTherapy guest-hosted by show founder Adam Sank: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Open-mic stand-up, with 4 minutes per comic, at The PIT’s downstairs loungehosted by Rob Stern: Vicious Cycle

11:00 pm ($5): “Michael Martin dared Alan Starzinski to bake a pie with him, naked. Alan said sure, if Michael could get 100 people to ‘like’ it on Facebook. Now, 100 likes later, they are going to do a musical improv show for you, naked, in aprons, and serve you the pie they made. One time only. Starzinski/Martin:” Nakey Bake 2011

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 2/3/11

February 3, 2011

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Ted Alexandro and Dick Gregory

Comedy giants of their generation: Ted Alexandro headlines tonight at Comedy Below Canal, while Dick Gregory headlines tonight and tomorrow at Carolines

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:

[$] 7:30 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining tonight and tomorrow at Carolines: Dick Gregory Celebrates Black History Month

[$] 8:00 pm ($15 & 2-item min.)  Two pillars of NYC’s comedy community headline for one night only at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Jon Friedman and Giulia Rozzi

8:00 pm ($5): John O’Donnell tells lots of comedic stories in his long-running one-man show The O’Donnellogues

9:00 pm ($12): Ted Alexandro (one of the very finest stand-ups in the country; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials; delivered perfect set recently at Carnegie Hall; upcoming appearance this month on David Letterman), Ben Lerman (witty & raunchy singer/songwriter), Sherrod Small (VH1′s Best Week Ever), Tom Papa (The Marriage Ref), and host Shawn Hollenbach performing stand-up 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 (throughout February) by the wonderful Brooke Van Poppelen: Comedy as a Second Language

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1′s Best Week Ever; for John’s great bit on Weekend Update, please click here), Seth Herzog (staff comic for Jimmy Fallon; Comedy Central, CBS, VH1, movie star; host of Sweet), and Lisa Delarios (Comedy Central) joining delightful hosts Andrea Rosen and Shonali Bhowmik for Variety SHAC

[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 New York Jet Eric Smith and comedian Matt Mccarthy: 12 Angry Mascots

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Genius improv troupe Outlook of the Poet (Jon Gabrus, Ben Rodgers, and Gavin Speiller) competes with improv troupe Dreamboat for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

11:00 pm ($5): A monthly screening of new short filmed sketch and comedy produced by members of the Magnet community: Flick Video Showcase

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/7/10

November 7, 2010

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For the best of Bill Hicks, please click here.

Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory helps close out the New York Comedy Festival headlining tonight 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:

[$] 5:00 pm ($20 & 2-drink min.) A lovely comic who’s performed on Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central, and a comic with a podcast, both headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Carmen Lynch and Harrison Greenberg

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 7:00 pm: Star storyteller Tom Shillue (Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents), Louie Katz (Comedy Central Presents), Todd Womack (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and more performing stand-up at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Adam Lowitt (producer of The Daily Show) and Matt Goldich (Comedy Central, VH1) that used to be on Mondays but, as of tonight, has shifted to every Sunday: It Is It

[$] 7:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Dick Gregory

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’s signature improv comedy extravaganza, which typically includes stars in the improv world, and sometimes even TV & movie stars such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz: ASSSCAT 3000

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Thoroughly wonderful stand-ups Dave Hill, John Mulaney, and Julian McCullough performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman, who’s just renamed his weekly event (presumably because Tell Your Friends and We’re All Friends Heredidn’t meet the NY’s quota for comedy shows with Friends in the title): Pretty Good Friends

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Andrea Rosen (HBO, Comedy Central, Variety SHAC), Rory Scovel (hilarious stand-up worth catching; Comedy Central), Ben Lerman (superb raunchy singer/songwriter), Louie Katz (Comedy Central Presents), and Harry Terjanian performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Sketch troupe Dept. of Etc. depicts the end of it all in Nuclear-Biological-Robot-Zombie Apocalypse Now!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Jason Good, Aminah Imani, Prescott Tolk, and Michael Che performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress (writer for30 Rock and SNL): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Greg Johnson, Mark Normand, Ed Larson, James Parkinson, and Sean Gabbert performing stand-up in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[$] 9:30 pm ($20 & 2-drink min.) NYC stand-ups Matt McCarthy, Julian McCullough, Colin Jost, and Mike Vecchione performing at the Carolines Comedy Club: Breakout Artist Comedy Series

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/28/10

February 28, 2010

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Legendary political comic Dick Gregory celebrates Black History Month tonight when he headlines 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] 3:00 pm ($18): One of the highlights of FringeNYC 2008 was Allen Warnock and Andrea Alton (members of sketch troupe Freedumb) teaming up to create hilarious characters in a very silly and fun show—for my review, please click here. The production was revived in February, and this is the final day of its commercial run: Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever

[$] 7:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining at Carolines: Dick Gregory Celebrates Black History Month

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’s signature improv comedy extravaganza, which typically includes stars in the improv world, and sometimes even TV & movie stars such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz: ASSSCAT 3000

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central, VH1′s Best Week Ever, host of stellar comedy show Tell Your Friends), Adam Newman (MTV’s College Humor), Ben Kronberg (Jimmy Kimmel), Negin Farsad (FringeNYC), Lee Camp (The Onion), and John F. O’Donnell performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: The debut of a weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by red-hot rising stand-up star Hannibal Buress (who needs to get in the habit of announcing lineups, but otherwise is wonderful): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Roger Hailes, Katina Corrao, Kenny Zimlinghaus, and Dan Newbower
performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Adam Sank (Last Comic Standing, VH1′s Best Week Ever), Brian Barry (Broadway’s Pal Joey), and Yameneika (BET, NBC’s Standup for Diversity) performing stand-up at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

For the best of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, please click here.

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.


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