NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/7/10

November 7, 2010

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Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory helps close out the New York Comedy Festival headlining 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:

[$] 5:00 pm ($20 & 2-drink min.) A lovely comic who’s performed on Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central, and a comic with a podcast, both headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Carmen Lynch and Harrison Greenberg

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 7:00 pm: Star storyteller Tom Shillue (Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents), Louie Katz (Comedy Central Presents), Todd Womack (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and more performing stand-up at a free weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Adam Lowitt (producer of The Daily Show) and Matt Goldich (Comedy Central, VH1) that used to be on Mondays but, as of tonight, has shifted to every Sunday: It Is It

[$] 7:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Dick Gregory

[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): Thoroughly wonderful stand-ups Dave Hill, John Mulaney, and Julian McCullough performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman, who’s just renamed his weekly event (presumably because Tell Your Friends and We’re All Friends Heredidn’t meet the NY’s quota for comedy shows with Friends in the title): Pretty Good Friends

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Andrea Rosen (HBO, Comedy Central, Variety SHAC), Rory Scovel (hilarious stand-up worth catching; Comedy Central), Ben Lerman (superb raunchy singer/songwriter), Louie Katz (Comedy Central Presents), and Harry Terjanian performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Sketch troupe Dept. of Etc. depicts the end of it all in Nuclear-Biological-Robot-Zombie Apocalypse Now!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Jason Good, Aminah Imani, Prescott Tolk, and Michael Che performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress (writer for30 Rock and SNL): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Greg Johnson, Mark Normand, Ed Larson, James Parkinson, and Sean Gabbert performing stand-up in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[$] 9:30 pm ($20 & 2-drink min.) NYC stand-ups Matt McCarthy, Julian McCullough, Colin Jost, and Mike Vecchione performing at the Carolines Comedy Club: Breakout Artist Comedy Series

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