NYC Top Comedy Choices for Monday 1/31/10

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Jessica Delfino and Dame Darcy host a wild evening of comedy and burlesque at Naughty Nautical Nite

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 & 9:30 pm ($30): UCBT’s signature improv comedy extravaganza, which tonight will be star-studded to raise funds for Haiti relief: MERCYCAT

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb NYC stand-ups Christian Finnegan (three Comedy Central specials, commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show), Myq Kaplan (The Tonight Show, Comedy Central Presents), Jess Wood (HBO’s Def Comedy Jam), Liz Miele (Comedy Central), and Charlie Kasov performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Star comics—who tonight haven’t been announced—performing stand-up at this weekly event at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[TOP PICK] 8:30 pm ($5): Brilliantly funny writer/singer Jessica Delfino (enjoys singing songs about her vagina, as demonstrated by her CD Dirty Folk Rock; created the hilarious and wildly popular YouTube animated short film I Wanna Be Famous; has a cool MySpace page, and an even cooler blog; to get a feel for Jessica’s amazing range and talent, please click here) and comic book artist Dame Darcy host a wild comedy and burlesque extravaganza at Naughty Nautical Nite: Goth as F*ck

9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (who haven’t been announced) performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] 10:00 pm ($8): A screening of a new 83-minute documentary about highly acclaimed Chicago-based improvisors TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi: Trust Us, This is All Made Up

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Helen Hong, Kendra Cunningham, Adrienne Iapalucci, and Alli Breen performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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