NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/30/10

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Matt McCarthy

Superb stand-ups Matt McCarthy (above), Brooke Van Poppelen, and more perform at Beauty Bar Comedy

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:

[$] 7:30 pm ($35 & 2-drink min.): A cast member of the much-missed Chappelle’s Show headlining tonight through Sunday at Carolines Comedy Club: Donnell Rawlings

[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

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC comics Ben Kronberg, Charlie Gaeta, Ben Kissel, Grant Gordon, Dan Cartwright, and Dan Enfield 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: Razor-sharp stand-ups Brooke Van Poppelen (TLC’s American Chopper, Maxim and Cosmo Radio, So-Low Show; popular blogs and RockBottom; for stand-up videos about overindulging at 30 and impersonating Morrisey, please click here and here), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, comedy CD Come Clean), Ben Kissel, John Knefel, and Nick Vatterott performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Star Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Reese Waters, Dino Vigo, and more performing stand-up at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) guest-hosted by Victor Varnado: Comedy Night

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Michelle Buteau, Keith Price, and Yameneika performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[$] Midnight ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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