NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 7/26/09

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John Oliver completes his spectacular three-evening comedy club run tonight at Comix
John Oliver completes his spectacular three-evening comedy club run tonight at Comix

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] [$] John Oliver, the star correspondent of The Daily Show and a genius stand-up, demonstrating why he’s universally considered one of the finest comics alive as he delivers a deliciously long set during this final evening of his run Headlining at Comix (7:30 pm),

[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),

typically superb stand-ups at a free weekly LES show hosted by Greg Johnson & Jacqueline Novak: The Comedians (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Sean Patton (VH1, Montreal Comedy Festival), Helen Hong (Comedy Central, TLC), Sean Donnelly (XM Radio; host of Lil’ Seany Boy and co-host of Ochi’s Motel), Matt Goldich (Comedy Central, VH1), and Phil Hanley (Vancouver’s The Comedy Network) at RG Daniels’ free Sunday Night Stand-Up (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] Ben Lerman hosting a group of sharp comics—Mo Rocca, Andrew W.K., Keith & the Girl, Myka Fox, and Rev Jen-—at a new East Village version of a classic game show: Match Game Live (8:00 pm),

[FREE] stand-ups Michael Kosta and John F. O’Donnell, and comedy group Ronald Reagan,performing at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free stand-up show Beauty Bar Comedy (9:00 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 (10:00 pm),

[FREE] and Kate McKinnon (brilliant rising star sketch comic & stand-up; cast member for three seasons and counting on Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show), Jodie Wasserman (Comedy Central), and Adam Lehman & Michael Brill (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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