NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/15/09

February 15, 2009

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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn

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] [$] razor-sharp stand-ups Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central Presents half-hour special, Carson Daly), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, Verizon FIOS guy), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central), Matt Drucker (freelance writer for Saturday Night Live and The Onion), and Karith Foster (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1) at the Comix Comedy Club’s inexpensive Sunday comedy show Five for $5 (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] stellar comics Jessi Klein (Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), Dave Hill (HBO, VH1, Spike TV, The New York Times), and Leo Allen (writer for Saturday Night Live 2002-2005, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents) 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),

typically superb 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),

rising star comic Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central, MTV, Cloverfield, Shoot the Messenger), J-L Cauvin (Craig Ferguson), Mo Diggs (writer for The Apiary), Nick Turner, and Ryan McKee at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] unique stream-of-consciousness comic Mike Dobbins, plus stand-ups Chris Jurek, Mike Turner, and Jay Bois at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

and brilliant storyteller Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend), and stand-ups Amy Beckerman (Dykes on Mics), Adam Lehman (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), and Keith Price at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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