NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/22/09

March 22, 2009

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Paul Mooney concludes his run at Carolines

Paul Mooney concludes his run at Carolines

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] [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 productions in NYC, from hosts Greg Johnson and Jacqueline Novak: President Johnson (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents, Craig Ferguson, E!), Kumail Nanjiani (2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up and Best One-Person Show; Saturday Night Live; The Colbert Report), Ali Wong (hilarious San Franciscan comic; The Onion), Blaine Perry (co-host of Don’t Touch Me There and Ochi’s Motel), and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm).

[$] a sharp, likeable comedy star who hosted a political comedy show on CNN, starred in an ABC/UPN sitcom, and was one of the Original Kings of Comedy, tonight wrapping his headlining run at Carolines: D.L. Hughley (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] superb comics Sara Schaefer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, VH1’s Best Week Ever), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, award-winning Verizon FIOS guy), Ali Wong (hilarious San Franciscan comic; The Onion), and more 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, tonight concluding his headlining run at Carolines: Paul Mooney (10:00 pm),

[FREE] and fine stand-ups Susan Prekel (Comedy Central), Jodi Wasserman (Comedy Central), Stacia Jensen, and Chris Doucette at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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