NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/16/08

November 16, 2008

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Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

[TOP PICK] UCBT’s playground for celebrities and ace improvisors, ASSSSCAT 3000 (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] typically stellar stand-up comics 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),

[TOP PICK] typically stellar stand-ups at one of the funniest productions in NYC—and winner of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Variety Show—The Greg Johnson & Larry Murphy Show (8:00 pm),

the debut of a new, free weekly comedy show hosted by RG Daniels: Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a blowout free show in Brooklyn with genius comics Dave Hill (HBO, VH1, MOJO) and Anthony Jeselnik (Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central), superb stand-ups Laura Krafft (The Colbert Report) and Nate Bargatze (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central), and superb musicians Leah Siegel and The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, at the razor-sharp and delightful Jena Friedman’s Entertaining the Bartender (8:30 pm),

and sharp NYC comics at a free stand-up comedy show hosted by star sketch/improv troupe Derrick in Queens’ Long Island City: This Is New York (9:00 pm).

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