NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 6/27/10

June 27, 2010

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Dave Hill

Comedy giants Dave Hill (above) and Janeane Garofalo perform tonight in Brooklyn at Heart of Darkness

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 ($8 online or at the door): Movie & TV star Janeane Garofalo, comedy genius Dave Hill (one of the most original and hilariously sharp alternative comics in the country; HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, star of The King of MiamiThe New York Times, The Huffington Post, Salon, The Dave Hill Explosion), Reggie Watts (musical improv comedy genius; 2009 ECNY Award for Best Musical Comedy Act and 2007 Andy Kaufman Award; cast member of the new Electric CompanyJimmy Fallon; for video samples, please click here), Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien), and more performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall for a show hosted by Greg Barris: Heart of Darkness

[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: Sharp NYC comics Laurie Kilmartin (co-star of this summer’s Last Comic Standing), Streeter Seidell (star of, Calise Hawkins (host of Laughter in Limbo), Sean Donnelly (host of Lil’ Seany Boy), Phil Hanley, and Paul Virzi performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Dan Goodman, Ben Kronenberg, Calvin Cato, and Ryan Hamilton performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress: Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Nick Turner, Jay Bois, Mike Recine, and Matt Maragno performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[$] 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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