NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/8/08

March 8, 2009

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Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau

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),

typically some of the best comics in the country 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),

talented stand-ups Joe DeVito (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Luke Thayer (Living Room Comedy), Will Franken, Eric Krug, and Gabe Pacheco at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm).

typically sharp NYC stand-up comics at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[$] a provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining at Carolines : Paul Mooney (10:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a terrific lineup of female stand-ups—Michelle Buteau (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Jessimae Peluso (“The looks of Jen Aniston and the mouth of Sam Kinnison”), and Jenny Rubin (WE TV, The Back Room)at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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