NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/1/09

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Jane Borden

The brilliant & beloved Jane Borden, who runs the superb comedy section of Time Out New York, will deliver a rare performance at Sunday Night Stand-Up

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: Typically stellar stand-ups performing at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Wryly brilliant stand-up Todd Barry (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim, The Wrestler), comedic hip-hop improv genius Reggie Watts, 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; for a fun recent Village Voice write-up, please click here): Tearing the Veil of Maya

[FREE] 8:00 pm: A rare stand-up appearance by the brilliant & beloved Jane Borden (comedy editor/reporter for Time Out New York; also writer for Saturday Night Live, New York Times Magazine), plus razor-sharp comics Sean Patton, Kara Buller, Sheng Wang, and Graham Keay performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Robert Buscemi, Phil Hanley, Peter Kassnove, Michael Kosta, and Pat O’Shea performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Jackie Monahan (Here TV’s Hot Gay Comics, Dykes on Mics), Yamaneika (BET), and Lori Sommer (Gotham Comedy Club) performing stand-up at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[$] 10:00 am ($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 at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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