NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/10/09

May 10, 2009

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Norm MacDonald

Norm MacDonald

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] typically stellar stand-ups at a free weekly LES show hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] a famously sarcastic and quick-witted TV comedy star who’s also a superb stand-up delivering a deliciously long set on this last night of his NYC run: Norm MacDonald Headlining at Carolines (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of the best comics in the country—Marc Maron (passionate comic’s comic; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, HBO special, two Comedy Central specials, co-hosted Air America Radio, off-Broadway show Scorching the Earth), Pete Holmes (one of the quickest & sharpest minds in comedy; VH1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central, The New Yorker, host of Gutbucket and co-host of Punch Up Your Life), and Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson)—joining tonight’s guest-host Dave Hill (brilliant alt comic; HBO, VH1, Spike TV, The New York Times) for a blowout comedy shindig at Brooklyn’s Union Hall: Tearing the Veil of Maya (8:00 pm),

[FREE] razor-sharp and delightfully dark stand-up Jena Friedman (host of Entertaining the Bartender), Rob O’Reilly (Jay Leno, Comedy Central), Yannis Pappas (VH1’s Best Week Ever),and more and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

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

[FREE] brilliant comedic storyteller Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), and sharp stand-up comics Leah Dubie (Comedy Central; co-host of NYC live comedy show Dykes on Mics), Adrienne Iapalucci (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), and Rachel Parenta at an all-gals evening of free gay-themed comedy 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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