NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 10/18/09

October 18, 2009

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Joe DeRosa

Joe DeRosa

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] 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

[FREE] 7:30ish pm: Joe DeRosa (Comedy Central Presents), Matt Goldich (VH1), Gabe Liedman (MTV), CJ Tolenado (visiting from Chicago), and “a very special surprise guest” performing stand-up at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Tom Shillue (star storyteller; Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents), Kumail Nanjiani (writer/performer for Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues; Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, Jimmy Kimmel; winner of the 2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up), Andrea Rosen (Comedy Central, VH1, comedy troupe Variety SHAC), and more performing at this weekly event at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman (who just released a new comedy album, God Is a Twelve Year Old Boy With Asperger’s): Tearing the Veil of Maya

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Pat Stango (Don’t Touch Me There), Mike Drucker (freelance writer for SNL, The Onion, McSweeney’s), Reese Waters (Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues), Team Submarine, and Mike Sheehan performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Ali Waller (writer for Jimmy Fallon), Nick Turner, Danny Solomon, and Brent Sullivan performing stand-up in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 10:00 pm: An all-gal lineup of Gloria Bigalow (Dykes on Mics, Here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), Jodi Wasserman (Comedy Central), Edison Apple (Logo’s Laughing Matters: Next Generation), and Justy Dodge performing stand-up at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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