NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/14/10

November 14, 2010

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Faye Lane and Leslie Goshko

Ace storytellers Leslie Goshko & Faye Lane (above) join mentalist Torkova to plunge you into mystery tonight at The Variety Cabaret

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] [$] 6:00 pm ($15, which includes 1 drink; call 212.989.9319 to reserve seats): Stellar storytellers Faye Lane (award-winning FringeNYC & Soho Playhouse one-woman show Beauty Shop Stories) and Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, host of Sideshow Goshko), plus mentalist Bobby Torkova (award-winning cabaret act, FringeNYC one-man showThought Prints) performing “an eclectic evening of mind reading, storytelling, and mystery” at theCornelia Street CafeThe Variety Cabaret

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 7:00 pm: Ali Wong (fearless, razor-sharp, hilarious comedy dynamo; MTV, Comedy Central), Julian McCullough, (Comedy Central Presents), Dan Wilbur, 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): It Is It

[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): Typically stellar stand-ups (not yet announced) performing at Brooklyn’sUnion Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman, who’s renamed his weekly Tearing the Veil of Maya—presumably because Tell Your Friends and We’re All Friends Here didn’t meet the NY’s quota for comedy shows with Friends in the title—to Pretty Good Friends

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Jared Logan (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, co-host ofRighteous Kill), Erik Bergstrom, Charles Gould, Morgan Venticinque, George Gordon, Robert Dean, and Jeff Wesselschmidt 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: Victor Varnado (Conan O’BrienJimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central, NBC’s My Name is Earl, Adult Swim, The Awkward Comedy Show; films Pluto Nash, End of Days, A Guy Thing), Carolyn Castiglia (Last Comic Standing, VH1), Adrienne Iaplucci, Amanda Baramki, and Jeffrey Joseph performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress (writer for 30 Rock and SNL): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not yet announced) 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

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Leah Dubie (Dykes on Mics), and M. Dickson performing at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy tonight hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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