NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 9/4/11

September 4, 2011

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Liz Miele

Liz Miele performs stand-up 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] 6:00 pm: “Short-form improv teams battle it out for the most points and a prize. C’mon, admit it! You miss the quick-witted fun and audience involvement of short-form improv. A different short-form team joins Mishmash! each month and struts their stuff for a panel of judges (including one judge chosen from the audience) until a winner emerges. There will be a series of completely improvised scenes, stories and musicals all based on your suggestions. Come ready to shout out suggestions, and even shout at the judges,” at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: The Scrimmage

[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

[FREE] 7:30 pm: Sketch, improv, and more at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City from comedy troupe Froduce

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Brooke Van Poppelen (brilliant stand-up, writer, and storyteller; blogger for trutV; TLC; co-host of Dive Comedyheadlining at Carolines this Wednesday; for stand-up videos about overindulging at 30 and impersonating Morrisey, please click here andhere), Jeffrey Joseph (Jay Leno, HBO, Comedy Central, FOX), Nick Vatterott (Jimmy Fallon), Sean Donnelly (co-host of Motel Luca), and Michael Che performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($8): Sketch troupe Chocolate Cake City performing a show that evokes an immediate reaction of “Yikes!” at The PIT: Human Centipede: The Musical

[$] 8:00 pm pm ($29 & 2-drink min.): A cast member of the much-missed Chappelle’s Showheadlining one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club: Donnell Rawlings

[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

[$] 8:30 pm ($20 & 2-drink min.): A comic who’s performed on Last Comic StandingJay Leno, Comedy Central, Showtime, Bravo, and VH1 headlining tonight and Sunday at the Gotham Comedy Club: Jessica Kirson

[$] 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 the Carolines Comedy Club: Paul Mooney

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Liz Miele (Comedy Central; for wry, fun stand-up video, please clickhere), Karith Foster (Comedy Central, VH1), Raquel D’Apice, and Yamaneika performing stand-up at this gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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