NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 6/6/10

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Jim Norton

Comedy heavyweight Jim Norton concludes his headlining run 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] [$] 8:00 pm ($38.25 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up veteran who’s appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Last Comic Standing; hosted the HBO stand-up showcase Down and Dirty; was a cast member of the wonderful though short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and performed his own HBO half-hour One Night Stand special; has appeared in such hit films asSpider-Man; is a regular on XM Satellite Radio’s The Opie & Anthony Show; and is the author of the book Happy Endings, headlining tonight at the Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Norton

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC comics Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films, comedy CD Come Clean), Joe Devito (Last Comic Standing, Craig Ferguson), Tom McCaffrey (comedy CD Lou Diamond Phillips?), Harry Terjanian, and M. Dickson performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 8:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Ali Wong, Yannis Pappas, Mark Normand, Maddog Mattern, Jessie Geller, Chris Laker, Dan Goodman, Gallo, and more performing at Brooklyn’s Bar 4 for the one-year annivesary of Bar 4 Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Superb stand-ups John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever; for John’s great bit onWeekend Update, please click here), Julian McCullough, Jess Wood, and Matt Goldich performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) guest-hosted by Victor Varnado: Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Livia Scott and Sean Crespo debut their new duo project tonight at a show hosted by Bejamin Walker, “future son-in-law to Meryl Streep,” at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 7th Street off 3rd Avenue): Find The Funny with Benjamin Walker

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Mark Normand, Rob Gorden, Laura Prangley, Ryan Conner, and Dan Goodman 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: An all-gal lineup of Erin Judge (Comedy Central), Bernadette Pauley (Comedy Central), and Amy Beckerman (Dykes on Mics) performing at a free weekly gay-themed show atTherapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[$] 10:00 pm ($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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For the best of genius comedic actress Kate McKinnon, click here.

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