NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/14/10

March 14, 2010

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One of the finest stand-ups ever: Louis C.K. headlines tonight 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] 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] [$] 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm ($38.25 or $43.75, and 2-drink min.): He’s one of the most hilarious stand-ups and storytellers alive; creator of HBO’s first family sitcom, Lucky Louie; regular on David Letterman and Conan O’Brien (in fact, he was one of Conan’s original staff writers); performed three stand-up comedy specials for HBO (the most recent being Shameless) and a Comedy Central Presents half-hour special; he won an Emmy Award for his work on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show, and he co-wrote the Chris Rock feature film I Think I Love My Wife; he both wrote and directed the cult feature film Pootie Tang; and he’s headlining tonight at Carolines: Louis C.K.

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:00 pm ($19.33 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): Hot female stand-ups including Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman, and Elvira Kurt telling jokes topless to raise funds for combating breast cancer at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Generosi-titties!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Brilliant singer/songwriter/stand-up Jessica Delfino, Roger Hailes, Sheng Wang, Louie Katz, Neal Stasny, and Jeff Wesselschmidt 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: Wonderful stand-up John Mulaney (Conan O’Brien, staff writer for Saturday Night Live), Wil Sylvince, Mark Normand, Neil Charles, Dan Curry, and Fariaz Rabbani performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan), hosted by red-hot rising star Hannibal Buress (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson; winner of the 2010 ECNY Award for Best Stand-Up): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Becky Yamamoto, Brent Sullivan, Billy Wayne Davis, and Jay Bois performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Karith Foster, M. Dickson, and Scott Ryan performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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