NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/16/10

May 16, 2010

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A pack of diverse puppets perform tonight at Punch

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] 7:00 pm ($10): “NYC’s most consistent puppet slam bringing you the most amazing puppet theater around. There will be puppet mayhem—everything from humanette wackiness to toy theater to Greek myth to a comic tapeworm therapist—from Wonderspark Puppets, Evolve Company, Kate Brehm, James Walton, Susan Beauregard, and Aidan Koehler” performing at Brooklyn’s Brick Theatre for one night only: Punch

[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): Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Kumail Nanjiani (David LettermanSaturday Night Live, The Colbert ReportJimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central), and more performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall with comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Andrea Rosen, Rob Cantrell, Myq Kaplan, Colin Jost, Mad Dog Mattern, and Chesley Calloway performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Unannounced stand-ups performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) probably hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress: Comedy Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Timmy Williams, Kurt Braunohler, Rob Cantrell, and Zach Sims performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly showBeauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 10:00 pm: An all-gal lineup of stand-ups—Helen Hong, Susan Alexander, and Dana Lovecchio—performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle:Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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