NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 1/3/10

January 3, 2010

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Whitney Meers debuts a one-woman show mixing sketch, stand-up, and improv: I Do What I Want

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:

7:00 pm ($5): A one-woman show selected for the Hollywood Fringe Festival that defies categorization, with elements of sketch, stand-up and improv: Whitney Meers: I Do What I Want

[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: Stand-ups DC Benny, Danny Rouhier, Adam Newman, Dave Rosinsky, and more performing at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC comics Pat Stango, Ryan Middleton, Chris Laker, Matt Maragno, and Jordan Ferber performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC comics Brent Sullivan and more performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly 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, doing a special New Year’s show tonight at Carolines: Paul Mooney: Negrodamus Makes His Predictions for 2010

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Helen Hong (Oxygen, WE Network), Jena Friedman (VH1, Entertaining the Bartender), Cara Kilduff (Here! TV), and Dana Lovecchio (LA’s Comedy Store) 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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