NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/28/10

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Hilarious Ali Wong preps for her upcoming Gotham Comedy show tonight at the free Electro Shock Therapy

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] 8:00 pm ($7): Superb comics Kumail Nanjiani (David LettermanSaturday Night Live, The Colbert ReportJimmy Kimmel, writer/performer for Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues; winner of the 2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, CBS’s Late Late Show, VH1; off-Broadway show The Marijuana-Logues), and “a special guest” performing stand-up at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb comics Joe Derosa (Comedy Central PresentsOpie & Anthony), Hari Kondabolou (Jimmy Kimmel), Erin Judge (Comedy Central, FringeNYC), Dan Curry (Last Comic Standing), Joe List (Comedy Central), and Robert Dean (Brooklyn’s The MacGuyver Show) performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Joselyn Hughes, Mike Drucker, Jen Grant, and Damien Lemon performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan), guest-hosted by Calise Hawkins: Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not announced at the time of this writing) 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: Human dynamo Ali Wong (The Onion), Jackie Monahan (Dykes on Mics), and Shawn Hollenbach (Here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics) performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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