NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 7/31/11

July 31, 2011

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Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory headlines for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club...

Carmen Lynch

...and Carmen Lynch performs at the Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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] 4:00 pm: An unusually early walk-in open-mic stand-up show (for details, please click here) at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: Face-Plant Comedy Showcase

[FREE] 7:00 pm: Sketch, improv, and more at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City from comedy troupe Froduce

[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 ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A pioneering legendary political comic headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Dick Gregory

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Ali Wong (fearless, razor-sharp, hilarious comedy dynamo; MTV, FOX’s Breaking In), David Angelo (writer for Jimmy Fallon), Joey Gay (Last Comic Standing), Joe Zimmerman, and Jessie Richardson performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): A sketch show about time travel and unfortunate mistakes: Swartzlander: Unstuck; and in the other half of this double-bill, improvised comedy from Andrew Cornelius and Andrew Fafoutakis, who call themselves The Andrew Sisters

[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

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Music from the unforgettable dark comedy group The Cowmen and more at The Creek downstairs lounge in Queens’ Long Island City hosted by Murderfist’s Holden McNeely & Ed Larson: Stage Fright

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sketch at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City from a comedy troupe consisting of Sean O’Connor, Nick Maritato, Danny Solomon, Robert Dean and Neal Stastny: Meatsteak

9:30 pm ($5): Improvisors team up with poets at Kiss*Punch*Poem

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Ophira Eisenberg (brilliant storyteller with notable bangs; VH1, Showtime, host of TV pilot of The Liar Show), Carmen Lynch (finalist on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), and David Hodorowski performing stand-up at a free weekly gay-themed show atTherapy guest-hosted by show founder Adam Sank: 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

11:00 pm ($5): “Michael Martin dared Alan Starzinski to bake a pie with him, naked. Alan said sure, if Michael could get 100 people to ‘like’ it on Facebook. Now, 100 likes later, they are going to do a musical improv show for you, naked, in aprons, and serve you the pie they made. One time only. Starzinski/Martin:” Nakey Bake 2011

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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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