NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 1/25/09

January 25, 2009

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Co.

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

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

Michael Somerville (Comedy Central, VH1, Starz), Dan Allen (Comedy Central) , and more at the Comix Comedy Club’s new inexpensive weekly stand-up show Five for $5 (7:30 pm),

typically stellar stand-ups at what’s often among the funniest free productions in NYC from hosts Greg Johnson and Jacqueline Novak: President Johnson (8:00 pm),

DJ Hazard (American Misfits, When Stand-Up Stood Out), Ross Hyzer (23/, Mara Herron (The Lighthouse), David Cope (Sweet Haven), and Sharon “Mama” Spell (Shrink) at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] razor-sharp improvisors making up plays on the spot using the language and themes of the Bard: Improvised Shakespeare (9:00 pm),

and a “United Nations” night of stand-ups, including Robert Keller (Canadian, Here! TV), Diana Saez (Mexican, Sirius Radio), and Becky Donohue (Irish/Cuban, Comedy Central), at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (1o:00 pm).

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