NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 11/28/10

November 28, 2010

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Sean Patton, Ali Wong, and Hannibal Buress

Top stand-ups Sean Patton, Ali Wong, Hannibal Buress, and more perform tonight at Brooklyn's free Bar 4 Comedy

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:

7:00 pm ($5): Rachel Cole and Nisse Greenberg perform sketch comedy as duo Rachel and the Elf

[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: Keith Alberstadt (David Letterman), David Waite (Comedy Central), Damien Lemon, Alex Grubard, and Jay Welch performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Young comics perform sketch comedy in Dept. of Etc.

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:30 pm: A blowout lineup of top stand-ups, including Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1), Hannibal Buress (staff writer for 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson), Ali Wong (fearless, razor-sharp, hilarious comedy dynamo; MTV, Comedy Central), Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), Joe DeRosa (HBO’s Down and Dirty,Comedy Central Presents, co-host of Righteous Kill, comedy CD The Depression Auction), and Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents) performing at Brooklyn’s Bar 4 with host Yannis Pappas: Bar 4 Comedy

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Kevin Mullaney interviews improvisors about the exercises and techniques they use is classes and rehearsals, with tonight’s guests include world-class improvisor & instructor Ed Herbstman (The Mantzoukas Brothers): IRC Podcast

[FREE] 10:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Adam Sank (Last Comic Standing, and this show’s original host), Chris Doucette (Hot Gay Comics), and Yamaneika (BET) performing at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy 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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