NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/13/11

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The Pajama Men

UK sketch comedy duo The Pajama Men visit NYC this week and perform tonight at Pretty Good Friends

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:

[FREE] 7:00 pm: Wonderful comedy film shorts team Matt McCarthy & Oren Brimer (and Pete Holmes, in LA, with them in spirit); and stand-ups Rob Cantrell, Jesse Popp, and more performing at this free LES stand-up show at Pianos hosted by Adam Lowitt (producer at The Daily Show): 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): Todd Barry (HBO, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central PresentsThe Sarah Silverman Program, Adult Swim, feature films The Wrestler and Pete Smalls is Dead), The Pajama Men (UK sketch comedy duo visiting NYC for a four-night run starting Wednesday 2/16 at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse), and more performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Pretty Good Friends

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Dan St. Germain (quick-witted rising star; Jimmy Fallon, MTV; for reenactment of Dan’s breakup, please click here), Keith Alberstadt (David Letterman), Sean Donnelly (host of Lil’ Seany Boy), Kara Klenk, and Harry Terjanian performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at theThree of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Improv from duo Andrew Cornelius and Andrew Fafoutakis as The Andrew Sisters, and from troupe Accelerate

[$] 8:30 pm pm ($20 & 2-drink min.) A stand-up who’s starred in his own Comedy Central hour-long special The Things We Do For Love, and performed on David Letterman and Jay Leno, headlining at the Gotham Comedy Club: Pete Correale

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Veronica Mosey, Seaton Smith, Yamaneika Saunders, and DJ Roofeeo performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue) hosted by the wonderful Hannibal Buress (staff writer for 30 Rock, Saturday Night LiveDavid Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Louie, Comedy Central): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Kara Klenk, Luke Cunningham, George Gordon, and JL Cauvin performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

9:30 pm ($5): Two improv groups competing for audience laughs and votes—yes, like UCBT’s Cage Match, but with less well-known troupes and an escalating challenge component—at Magnet Inferno

[FREE] 10:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Allison Castillo, Adam Lehman, and Frank Liotti performing at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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