NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 9/20/09

September 20, 2009

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Eugene Mirman cooks up a spectacular gathering of star comics and cartoonists for this final day of The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman cooks up a spectacular gathering of star comics and cartoonists for this final day of The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

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] 3:00 pm doors, 3:30 pm show ($7): Leo Allen and Eric Slovin (award-winning duo who wrote for years for Saturday Night Live) hosting a show with comics and TV executives that dares to explore Why Talented People Create Terrible Shows as part of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] 5:30 pm doors, 6:00 pm show ($10):Top cartoonists Dan Piraro (Bizarro), Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball, The New Yorker), Drew Dernavich (The New Yorker), Bill Plympton (The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Academy Award-nominated animator), Paul Noth (Pale Force, The New Yorker), David Sipress (The New Yorker), and host Matthew Diffee (The Steam Powered Hour, The New Yorker) battle it out in a no-holds-barred cartoon-off with cartoons based on audience suggestions—supplemented by music from “two of the best banjo players in the world,” Noam Pikelny and Tony Trischka—as part of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] [$] 6:00 pm doors, 6:30 pm show ($15; includes free drink): Comedy giants including Marc Maron, Michael Showalter, and Brett Gelman tell revealing personal tales in Ten Drink Minimum: Stories Leading to Sobriety as part of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’s signature improv comedy extravaganza, which typically includes stars in the improv world, and sometimes even TV & movie stars such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz: ASSSCAT 3000

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Terrific comics Livia Scott, Seth Herzog, Pat Dixon, Mark Normand, and Ross Hyzer performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:30 pm doors, 9:00 pm show ($15): Comedy giants Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, Todd Barry, and many more performing at the closing night party of the spectacular Brooklyn extravaganza The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Dan Allen, Jay Bois, Jon Lang, David Angelo, and Ben Kronberg performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly stand-up show Beauty Bar Comedy

[$] 10:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) 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 through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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