NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/17/09

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

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] sharp stand-ups Morgan Murphy (staff writer for Jimmy Fallon; Comedians of Comedy, Comedy Central; former long-time writer for Jimmy Kimmel), Eric Slovin (writer for Saturday Night Live 2002-2005; Comedy Central Presents), Sean O’Connor (VH1, NPR’s This American Life), and more at a free weekly LES show hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[FREE] terrific comics Donald Glover (30 Rock, Conan O’Brien, Derrick, Mystery Team), Adam Newman (CMT’s Prankville’d, VH1’s Best Week Ever blog, co-host of Street Meat), and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[$] a charity event to honor “the unsung heroes of the gay community:” The First Annual Miss Fag Hag Pageant (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Ophira Eisenberg (brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1, The Marijuana-Logues), Phil Hanley (visiting from Vancouver; upcoming comedy special on CTV), and Andy Haynes (Last Comic Standing) at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free stand-up show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [DISCOUNTED] [$] and brilliant improvisors making up plays on the spot using the language and themes of the Bard: Improvised Shakespeare (10:00 pm).

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