NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/15/09

March 15, 2009

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Bernadette Pauley

Bernadette Pauley

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] [$] one of the best and most respected stand-up comics in the biz performing a passionate one-man show about his recent second divorce: Marc Maron: Scorching the Earth (7:00 pm),

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

[TOP PICK] 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),

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

[TOP PICK] [FREE] terrific stand-ups Dan Naturman (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents), Roger Hailes (Comedy Central, VH1, MTV), Jamie Kilstein, Sean Donnelly, and Dan Mahoney at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm).

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

[FREE] and Bernadette Pauley (Comedy Central), Ali Wong (The Onion), H. Alan Scott (here! TV), and Hilary Schwartz at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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