NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 4/4/10

April 4, 2010

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Stand-up giant John Mulaney 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] 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): Two of the finest stand-ups in the country, John Mulaney (staff writer forSaturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever; 2008 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up) and Hannibal Buress (staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, concert film The Awkward Kings of Comedy; 2010 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up), plus fearless sketch troupe Murderfist (2010 ECNY Award for Best Sketch Group) performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman:Tearing the Veil of Maya

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb comics Ali Wong (comedy dynamo; The Onion; host of What’s Crackin’ NYC?), Claudia Cogan (TO/NY Best Joke of the Year winner), Barry Rothbart (Comedy Death Ray), Nick Turner (co-host of Too Cool for School), Ahmed Bharoocha, and Tim Warner 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: Hip-hop improv genius Reggie Watts, plus stand-ups Liam McEneaney, Baratunde Thurston, Derek Gaines, and Chris Laker performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress: Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: The wonderful Sara Schaefer, plus stand-ups Sean Crespo, Matt Ruby, Amanda Melson, and more 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: Robin Fox, Emily Epstein, and Edison Apple performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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