NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/3/09

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Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

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),

[FREE] Sean Patton, Tom McCaffrey, Jesse Pop, and other sharp stand-ups at a free weekly LES show hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the best comics in the country—Aziz Ansari (one of the funniest stand-ups alive, and TV & movie celebrity who co-stars in MTV’s Human Giant and NBC’s Parks and Recreation), Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Joe Mande (winner of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Emerging Comic)—joining guest-host Jon Benjamin (FOX, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, MTV’s Human Giant) for a stellar weekly shindig at Brooklyn’s Union Hall: Tearing the Veil of Maya (8:00 pm),

[FREE] sharp comics Katina Corrao (HBO, VH1, Comedy Central), Vince Averill (Comedy Central, Beauty Bar Comedy), Pat O’Shea, and more and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[$] a stand-up star who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and served “cringe” comedy nightly on national television on his unforgettable Comedy Central show Tough Crowd: Colin Quinn Headlining at Gotham Comedy (8:30 pm),

[FREE] razor-sharp & delightful Sara Schaefer (Jimmy Fallon), C.H.R.I.S. the Robot (Brad Steuernagel), Phil Hanley (upcoming comedy special on CTV), and Brent Sullivan at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[FREE] and superb stand-ups Becky Donohue (Comedy Central), Carmen Lynch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Lisa Kaplan (Carolines, LOL Tour), and Adam Lehman (here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics) at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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