NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 4/12/09

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Dan Hopper, Mike Still, and Nate Kushner are hilarious sketch comedy troupe A Week of Kindness

Hilarious sketch comedy troupe A Week of Kindness

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:

[FREE] sketch troupes A Week of Kindness, Rue Brutalia, and the Bilderbergs, plus one-woman-showster Jill Donnelly, performing Under St. Marks (7:00 pm),

[FREE] sharp comics Morgan Murphy, Dave Rosinsky, and more at what’s often among the funniest free productions in NYC, from hosts Greg Johnson and Jacqueline Novak: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] typically some of the best comics in the biz—tonight including brilliant stand-ups Todd Barry (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, The Wrestler), Kumail Nanjiani (Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report), and Eric Drysdale (former writer for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report)—joining comedy giant Eugene Mirman for his weekly shindig at Brooklyn’s Union Hall: Tearing the Veil of Maya (8:00 pm),

[FREE] Sean Patton (VH1, Just for Laughs Festival), Sean O’Connor (VH1, NPR’s This American Life), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

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

[FREE] the delightful Jackie Monahan (co-host of Dykes on Mics), Diana Saez (eight months pregnant and still stand-uping), Steve Hofstetter (Craig Ferguson, VH1, ESPN, ABC), and Shawn Hollenbach (co-producer of The Back Room) at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm),

[$] and 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).

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