NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 9/11/11

September 11, 2011

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Ted Alexandro

Star stand-up Ted Alexandro...

Jared Logan

...and rising star Jared Logan perform at UCBeast's "Hot Soup"

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: At this monthly show, “three improv teams swap two performers each, pick a long-form style out of a hat, and then perform with their new rosters. There’s no telling what will happen when you come swap with us” at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: Yankee Swap

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBwest’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

7:30 pm ($5): Sketch duo Arthur Meyer & John Haskell perform as Two Fun Men, and are followed by a second show I know nothing about, at UCBeast (Upright Citizens Brigade East Village Theatre at 155 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B): Two Fun Men and Off the Cuff

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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): “Special guests” (I don’t know, but am guessing at the level of Janeane Garofalo), plus Greg Johnson (Sirius Radio) and John Wesley Harding performing stand-up at Brooklyn’s Union Hall for the return from summer vacation of comedy giant Eugene Mirman’s Pretty Good Friends

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Nate Bargatze (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents), Pete Lee (Comedy Central Presents), Rob O’Reilly (Comedy Central), and Tim Warner performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Sketch troupes Dumkoski and Murder Klown performing their best material at The Magnet: Best of Ripe Sketch Comedy

[$] 8:30 pm ($25 & 2-drink min.): A comic’s comic who’s performed on David Letterman, Jay Leno,HBO, FX’s Louie, and three Comedy Central specials headlining tonight through Sunday at the Gotham Comedy Club: Nick DiPaolo

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): 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.), Joe Mande (Comedy Central, VH1; host of Joe Mande Presents at Carolines, co-host of Totally J/K; author of book Look at This F*cking Hipster), and Jared Logan (hilarious angry rising star; Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, co-host of Righteous Kill) performing stand-up at UCBeast (Upright Citizens Brigade East Village Theatre at 155 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B) hosted by Mark Normand, Matt Ruby, Andy Haynes, and/or David Cope: Hot Soup

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

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central, VH1, The Liar Show), Margaret Dodge, and Frank Liotti performing stand-up at this gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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