NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/8/09

February 8, 2009

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Jim Norton

Jim Norton

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

[TOP PICK] [$] a veteran comedy star (Opie & Anthony, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing, HBO) headlining at Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Norton (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] razor-sharp stand-ups Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central, Carson Daly), Jon Fisch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Hannibal Buress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson), and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] also razor-sharp stand-ups DC Benny (Last Comic Standing finalist, Comedy Central Presents, The Chris Rock Show), Chelsea Peretti (Comedy Central, Variety SHAC), Kumail Nanjiani (Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report), and more from hosts Greg Johnson and Jacqueline Novak at President Johnson (8:00 pm),

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),

terrific stand-ups Roger Hailes (writer for VH1’s Best Week Ever, Chappelle’s Show, MTV, Bravo, E!), Pat Stango (Don’t Touch Me There), John Knefel ((D)evangelical Comedy, The Huffington Post), and more at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and an all-lesbian lineup with superb comics Kate McKinnon (Logo TV’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, one-woman show Disenchanted), Jackie Monahan (here! TV, Dykes on Mics), Jessica Kirson (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), and Lisa Kaplan (Carolines) at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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