NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 6/5/11

June 5, 2011

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Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy headlines one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club...

Harrison Greenbaum

...and Harrison Greenbaum also headlines tonight at Carolines

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): Musical/rap improv from troupe The Boombox Kids

[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 ($49 & 2-drink min.) A TV and movie star who first earned fame on Chappelle’s Show headlining one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club: Charlie Murphy

8:00 pm ($5): Young comics create a comedic news show…because isn’t it about time someone tried mixing news and comedy?: Local News

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central), Jeffrey Joseph (Jay Leno), Scott Moran, Amber Nelson, and Dan Hirshon performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East 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 typically hosted by Chris Grace: Cold Soda Comedy

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not yet announced) performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:00 pm ($10 using code COMEDY over the phone or at the box office, plus 2-drink min.) The quick-witted, rapid-talking winner of the 2010 Andy Kaufman Award, and a writer for Mad Magazine, headlining for one night only at Carolines: Harrison Greenbaum

[FREE] 10:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Allison Castillo, Adam Lehman (Here TV’s Hot Gay Comics), and Neil Thornton (host of Standup @ Rock Bar)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 lounge hosted by Rob Stern: Vicious Cycle

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.