NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/21/10

February 21, 2010

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Kristen Schaal, one of the funniest women to grace our planet, performs tonight at Tearing the Veil of Maya

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 ($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] 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 ($7): Star comics Kristen Schaal (one of the funniest women alive; shining star correspondent on The Daily Show, co-star of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, co-creator & co-star of TV series Penelope, Princess of Pets; genius writer, stand-up, sketch comic, and TV/movie actress; simply as good as it gets); Hannibal Buress (red-hot rising star; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up, concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy), and Liam McEneaney (host of top comedy show Tell Your Friends) 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] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Sara Schaefer, Jared Logan, Dan St. Germain,  Jamie Kilstein, Kevin Mccaffrey, and Pat O’Shea performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Joe Derosa, Becky Yamamoto, Matt Goldich, and Phil Hanley 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-singles lineup, with Claudia Cogan (Logo, Time Out New York’s “Best Joke of the Year”), Adam Lehman (Here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), and Jessimae (Tyra Banks Show) performing stand-up 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

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

For full details, please visit