NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 2/27/11

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The Oscars

Enjoy the Academy Awards with an audience, hosted by The Pit's owner Ali Farahnakian, for free at The Oscars

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] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 5:00 pm ($18.50 online using discount code ADVANCE ): One of the very best shows at FringeNYC 2010 was an award-winning comedy from NYC’s own Faye Lane, a luminous storyteller and singer who will charm your socks off—and possibly give you a moon pie to boot—at the Soho Playhouse’s downstairs Huron Club. Please read my review by clicking here, and then take advantage of this revival running Sundays through April 17th to experience the hilarious and unforgettable Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories

[TOP PICK] 5:00 pm ($5): “It’s gay. It’s camp. It’s Gay Camp! Every summer, confused, young campers are sent away to Camp Acceptance to ‘cure’ their homosexuality. Start with a deliciously evil headmaster and a closeted lesbian guidance counselor, throw in a few electrified fences, disco balls, white girls rapping, boy-boy love, girl-girl love, gay Twister, Sarah Palin, slow-motion fantasies, whips, handcuffs, flannel, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at, and you’ve got…” Gay Camp

6:30 pm ($5): Monologues and improvisation about moustaches and the people who wear them atIf I Were a Moustache

[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] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Come watch the Academy Awards with The Pit owner Ali Farahnakian, featuring a big screen, beer, dancers, and prop bets (totally illegal), at The Oscars

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Carmen Lynch (Last Comic Standing finalist), Nate Bargatze (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents half-hour special), Mark Normand (hilarious co-host of We’re All Friends Here), Matt Wayne, and more performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Improvisorss Dave Maulbeck, Jared McGrail, and Taylor White make up a character and take you through his or her entire biography, from birth to death, in Life

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Jeffrey Joseph, Kevin Barnett, Daniel Tirado, Richie Redding, Sean Crespo, 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: Terrific NYC stand-ups Joe Mande, Becky Yamamoto, Liz Miele, James Harris, and Neil Charles 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

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