NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/8/09

November 8, 2009

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Louis CK HBO Special

Louis C.K. is among the stars topping off the final day of the New York 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] 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 (who haven’t been announced this week) performing stand-up at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm: Star comics Louis C.K. (one of the finest stand-ups ever), Andy Samberg, and Bill Maher are each performing headlining or one-man shows on this final day of the New York Comedy Festival

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Star comics—tonight including Michael Showalter (Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues, The State, Stella)—performing stand-up 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

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb NYC stand-ups Pete Holmes, Roger Hailes, Jackie Monahan, and Morgan Venticinque performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Roger Hailes, Abbi Crutchfield, Pat O’Shea, Ryan Conner 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: Helen Hong (VH1, WE network), Adrienne Iapalucci (VH1), and Marc Maietta (Here TV’s Hot Gay Comics) 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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