NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/7/10

March 7, 2010

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Today at 1:00 pm is the last chance to catch the delightful Leslie Goshko perform her one-woman show Vodka Shoes

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] 1:00 pm ($10): Razor-sharp, adorable, irresistible comedic storyteller Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Champion, host of Sideshow Goshko) spinning yarns about her childhood in this final performance of her one-woman show that Backstage says demonstrates “a wicked wit and endearing grace:” Vodka Shoes

[TOP PICK] 2:30 pm ($16): Superb storyteller Martin Dockery (The Moth, The Liar Show; acclaimed as “fantastic” by The New York Times) concluding his one-man show about LSD—or, as Martin describes it, “A comic monologue about peddling chemical truths:” The Bike Trip

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 6:30 pm doors, 8:00 pm Oscars: Watch the 2010 Academy Awards for free at the elegant Comix Comedy Club. Hosted by the luminous Kambri Crews, the evening will feature big flat screen TVs showing the Oscars; ballots for sale with chances to win lots of prize packages given out during commercial breaks; discounted food and drinks; and probably some lively comedic commentary. Please RSVP with your name and number of people in your party to attend the 2010 Oscars at Comix

[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 ($29 & 2-drink min.): Stellar Australian comic who’s been a regular on Opie & Anthony and who performed his own HBO special, I Swear To God, headlining at Carolines: Jim Jefferies

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Leo Allen (brilliant stand-up and writer; SNL, Conan O’Brien, HBO, Comedy Central, host of top comedy show Whiplash), Carolyn Castiglia (hilarious stand-up and white rapper; VH1, ECNY nominee), Dan St. Germain (razor-sharp and enormously likeable stand-up worth keeping an eye on), Nick Cobb, Ryan McKee, and Nick Vatterott 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: A weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by red-hot rising stand-up star Hannibal Buress (who should get in the habit of announcing lineups, but otherwise is wonderful): Comedy Night

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