NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/15/09

November 15, 2009

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Star stand-up Colin Quinn headlines tonight at Carolines

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: Sharp stand-ups Roger Hailes, Dan Hirshon, Mike O’Gorman, and more performing at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) The former star of Comedy Central’s much-missed Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn headlining this one final night at Carolines: Colin Quinn

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Wyatt Cenac, Kevin Barnett, and more performing stand-up at this weekly event at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman (who recently 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 comics Baron Vaughn, Amy Schumer, Brooke Van Poppelen, DC Benny, Matt Mccarthy, and Vince Averill celebrating the one-year anniversary of RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Star stand-up Christian Finnegan, plus fine comics Ann Carr, John Knefel, Jay Welch, and John F. O’Donnell, 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: An all-gal lineup of fine stand-ups Jamie Lee, Leah Dubie, Robin Fox, and Allison Castillo performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[$] 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 at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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