NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/14/10

For the best of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, please click here.

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

30 Rock stand-up star Judah Friedlander headlines tonight at Comix

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] [DISCOUNTED] 3:00 pm ($9 using discount code KTCCSVA, otherwise $18): One of the highlights of FringeNYC 2008 was Allen Warnock and Andrea Alton (members of sketch troupe Freedumb) teaming up to create hilarious characters in a very silly and fun show—for my review, please click here. The production has now been revived for a commercial run through February: Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever

[TOP PICK] 5:00 pm ($18): One of the highlights of FringeNYC 2008 was Hot Cripple, a superb and heartfelt one-woman show by Hogan Gorman about her experiences with the US health care system, legal system, and government programs for the down-but-not-out. (The performance I attended was especially memorable because a small fire broke out on the second floor of the venue. Hogan had to stop two-thirds into her monologue so the building could be evacuated; and she did so with a wry smile, telling a comforting audience member “Oh, I’ve been though a whole lot worse than this.” Three fire trucks and 30 minutes later, the fire was out…and Hogan made a quick joke about the Hot in her show’s title and then resumed performing as if nothing had happened…) Running through February, come see it uninterrupted: Hot Cripple

[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

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm ($30 online if you use code VIPFEB [otherwise $35], plus 2-item minimum): A cast member of 30 Rock, and a performer on VH1’s Best Week Ever, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, MTV’s Wonder Showzen, NBC’s The Tonight Show, and over 20 films headlining tonight and Sunday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Judah Friedlander

[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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A small army of superb comedic writers, storytellers, and stand-ups—including Adam Wade, Elna Baker, Sean Patton, Sara Schaefer, Eliza Skinner, Julie Klausner, Michelle Collins, Katina Corrao, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri—sharing their tales of being turned down at Brooklyn’s The Bell House for this special Valentine’s Day edition of Jon Friedman’s wonderful The Rejection Show

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Star comics Anthony Jeselnik, Wyatt Cenac, and Julian McCullough performing stand-up at this weekly event at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Victor Varnado, Jareed Logan, Gilad Foss, Susannah Perlman, and Shawn Pearlman performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Jared Logan, Jamie Lee, Noah Garfinkel, and Matt Wayne performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: An all-gal lineup consisting of Ali Wong (hilarious human dynamo), Lori Sommer, and Dana Lovecchio performing stand-up at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

For the best of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, please click here.

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

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