NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 10/31/10

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Paula Abdul as Vampire

The history of vampires in Colonial Pennsylvania is performed to the music of Paula Abdul tonight at Straight Up Vampire

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 ($15 at the door or $18 online, plus $12 min. if you sit at a table): “The history of vampires in Colonial Pennsylvania as performed to the music of Paula Abdul,” with Katina Corrao, Philip Taratula, Tanya O’Debra, Drae Campbell, Justin Noble, Jason Quarles, Megan Stern, Emily Simoness, Luis Moreno and Corn-Mo as Benjamin Franklin: Straight Up Vampire

7:00 pm ($5): Zombies, blood, and improv: The Halloween Horror Bang

[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

8:00 pm ($5): “Each year at this time, when the moon grows full and the foul baying of the hounds of Hell echoes through the night sky, the eight members of SidViscous! rise from their graves to deliver another terrifying, hilarious, fully-improvised Halloween special for a new audience of cursed souls:” The 4th Annual SidViscous! Halloween Spooktacular

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Myq Kaplan (finalist on this summer’s Last Comic StandingJay Leno, Comedy Central Presents half-hour special), Phoebe Robinson (host of Case of the Mondays Comedy), Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live), and Harris Stanton performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress (writer for 30 Rock and SNL):Comedy Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Mike Dobbins, Kenny Zimlinghaus, Dan Curry, and Dan Goodman performing stand-up 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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