NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/13/11

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Dave Hill and Myq Kaplan

Dave Hill and Myq Kaplan are among the stand-up stars performing tonight at Brooklyn's "Conan O'Brien Stand-Up Showcase"

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] 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):Ted Alexandro (one of the very finest stand-ups in the country; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials; frequently opens for Louis C.K.), Brent Sullivan, and James Patterson performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Pretty Good Friends

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.)  A star stand-up who’s done half-hour comedy specials for HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime; was a regular on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and cast member on FOX’s The Jury; appeared repeatedly on Late Night with Conan O’Brien; and guest starred on such TV shows as NBC’s The Office and FOX’s Arrested Development, concluding his headlining run at the Carolines Comedy Club: Patrice Oneal

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Julian McCullough (fiercely funny rising star; Comedy Central Presents), Nick Vatterbott (Jimmy Fallon), Sheng Wang (Comedy Central Presents), and Jesse Popp (co-host ofBeauty Bar Comedy) performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): An improvised show that revolves around a man-made object: I, Object; and the audition for a show with no description but that sounds fun: Dramarama

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Mike Lawrence (shrewdly funny curmudgeon), Kevin Barnett, Morgan Venticinque, and Ashley Brooke Roberts performing at The PIT’s downstairs lounge for a free weekly show hosted by Sean Donnelly and tonight’s guest-host Amber Nelson: Cold Soda Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Ted Alexandro (one of the very finest stand-ups in the country; David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, two Comedy Central Presents half-hour specials; frequently opens for Louis C.K.), Jessi Klein (fresh, unique, deliciously organic comic who’s one of the best stand-ups in the country; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), Jena Friedman (host of Entertaining the Bartender), and Sim Goodson 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: NYC stand-ups Danny Solomon, Christopher Jurek, Adam Sokol, and Team Submarine 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

[$] 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 through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

[FREE] 10:00 pm: All-gal stand-up lineup of Adrienne Iapalucci (Last Comic Standing), Emily Epstein, and Leah Bonnema (WeTV’s Cinematherapy) performing at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle (TruTV): Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Open-mic stand-up, with 4 minutes per comic, at The PIT’s downstairs loungehosted by Rob Stern: Vicious Cycle

[TOP PICK] 10:00 pm ($10):Not sure if these are comics auditioning to appear on Conan or just having a fun time; but anyway, it’s a stellar line-up—Dave Hill, Myq Kaplan, Eugene Mirman, Dan St. Germain, Joe Mande, Jay Oakerson, Kurt Metzger, Matt McCarthy, John Roberts, and Andy Haynes—performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by hosted by Ilana & Eliot Glazer: Conan O’BrienStand-Up Showcase

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

If you know anyone who might have a thyroid problem, please tell them about my new book: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease.

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