NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 6/14/09

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Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia

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),

[TOP PICK] comedy giants Mike Birbiglia (three Comedy Central specials, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, hit off-Broadway show Sleepwalk with Me), Leo Allen (HBO, Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, host of top comedy show Whiplash), and Hannibal Burress (Comedy Central, Craig Ferguson, The Awkward Kings of Comedy) joining fellow comedy giant Eugene Mirman (winner of the 2008 ECNY Award for Best Host) for his weekly shindig at Brooklyn’s Union Hall: Tearing the Veil of Maya (7:30ish pm),

Roger Hailes, Jesse Pop, and other superb stand-ups at a free weekly LES show hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] a stand-up comedy superstar concluding his NYC run tonight: Dave Attell: Headlining at Carolines (8:00 pm),

[$] 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 (8:30 pm & 10:00 pm),

[FREE] Jamie Kilstein, Hari Kondabolu, Zach Sims, Jermaine Fowler, Azmar Usman, and more at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

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

[FREE] and an all-gal lineup of terrific stand-ups—Claudia Cogan, Robin Fox, and Chantal Carrere—at a free gay-themed show hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour (10:00 pm).

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