NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 5/29/11

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Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy headlines for one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club

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. This marvelous event recently received a 2011 Bistro Award for Musical Comedy and 2011 MAC Award for Special Production. Please read my review by clicking here, watch Faye make a pecan pie by clicking here, and then take advantage of this revival running Sundays through June to experience the hilarious and unforgettable Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories

7:00 pm ($5): Comedy duo Leah Rudick & Katie Hartman, whose production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was proclaimed “biggest revelation” by the Guardian, performing a brand new sketch show: Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting

[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

[$] 8:00 pm ($35 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up and comedic actor who’s hosted NBC’s Last Comic Standing and MTV Jams, and performed on HBO, Showtime, ABC, USA, TBS, and feature films, headlining one last night at Carolines: Bill Bellamy

8:00 pm ($5): Elizabeth Blue performing a new one-woman show about “a young woman in the midst of a breakdown, living in New York City searching for answers to age-old spiritual questions like, “Who am I supposed to meditate to?” and “How do I make the stuff on my vision board actually happen?” When gurus fail to answer her questions, Blue takes matters into her own hands, determined to create her own epiphany. If you’ve ever read a book on happiness, attempted to find your bliss, or said ugh when anyone spoke of either of these things, you are guaranteed to enjoy…” Am I Blue

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Joe List (Comedy Central), Robert Dean (host of Brooklyn’s Meatsteak), Selena Coppock, Nimesh Patel, and more performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of CupsEast Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not announced) performing at The PIT’s downstairs lounge for a free weekly show: Cold Soda Comedy

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Liz Miele (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central), Nick Turner (host ofMonsters and Too Cool for School), Amber Nelson, and Scott Moran performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Steve Hofstetter, Wayne Federman, Matty Goldberg, and Hadiyah Robinson performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue) guest-hosted by Calise Hawkins: Comedy Night

[$] 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: A “Memorial Gay Weekend” edition with NYC stand-ups Helen Hong (Logo’sSetup Squad), H. Alan Scott (HereTV’s Hot Gay Comics), and Danny Siegel (Gossip GIrl) performing at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: 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

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