NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/28/10

February 28, 2010

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Legendary political comic Dick Gregory celebrates Black History Month tonight when he headlines 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] 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 was revived in February, and this is the final day of its commercial run: Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever

[$] 7:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining at Carolines: Dick Gregory Celebrates Black History Month

[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] 8:00 pm: Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central, VH1’s Best Week Ever, host of stellar comedy show Tell Your Friends), Adam Newman (MTV’s College Humor), Ben Kronberg (Jimmy Kimmel), Negin Farsad (FringeNYC), Lee Camp (The Onion), and John F. O’Donnell performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: The debut of a weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by red-hot rising stand-up star Hannibal Buress (who needs to get in the habit of announcing lineups, but otherwise is wonderful): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Roger Hailes, Katina Corrao, Kenny Zimlinghaus, and Dan Newbower
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: Adam Sank (Last Comic Standing, VH1’s Best Week Ever), Brian Barry (Broadway’s Pal Joey), and Yameneika (BET, NBC’s Standup for Diversity) 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