NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/29/09

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Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Feinstein

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] [$] razor-sharp stand-ups Joe DeVito (Last Comic Standing, Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central), Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central; opens for Sarah Silverman on tour), Laurie Kilmartin (Comedy Central, VH1, Jimmy Kimmel), Brooke Van Poppelen (sketch duo Macho!), and more at the Comix Comedy Club’s inexpensive Sunday comedy show Five for $5 (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the best comics in the biz—Andy Blitz (comedy genius; writer & performer for Conan O’Brien since 1999), Glenn Wool (acclaimed & very likeable UK comedy star), Sean Patton (VH1; nominated for 2009 ECNY Award), and more—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),

[FREE] star comic Victor Varnado (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, NBC, Adult Swim), plus John Knefel (Huffington Post), Matt Maragno (co-host of Now We’re Talking), Sarah Tollemache (Last Comic Standing), and Andy Henrickson (NBC’s Night Shift) at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm).

[FREE] sharp NYC comics Mike Drucker (freelance writer for Saturday Night Live and The Onion), Ross Hyzer (23/, John Knefel (Huffington Post), and Jon Lang at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[FREE] and an all-gal stand-up lineup of Jenny Rubin (WE TV, The Back Room), Cara Kilduff (here TV!), Robin Fox, and Adrienne Iapalucci at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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