NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 7/22/12

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D. L. Hughley

D. L. Hughley concludes his headlining run 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:

[FREE] 4:00 pm: An unusually early walk-in open-mic stand-up show at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: Face-Plant Comedy Showcase

[FREE] 6:00 pm: “Are ready for something sweet and something spicy? Long form improv that will satisfy your hunger” hosted by sharp UCBT comic Andy Rocco at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: The Candy Taco Improv Hour

[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): Improv troupes not affiliated with any comedy school compete at UCB East for audience laughs and votes—and the privilege to go on to perform at the primary Cage Match show at UCB Chelsea—in this show hosted by the delightful Amey Goerlich & R an Karels (Krompf): Indie Cage Match

[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 ($46.50 & 2-drink min.) A comedy superstar (for a sample set, please click here) headlining one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club: D. L. Hughley

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($8): Delightful singing duo The Reformed Whores, Jared Logan (rising star; Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, host of ComedyJuice), Matt McCarthy (HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bored to Death, host of AMC’s Action Pack, Comedy Central, hilarious shorts with Pete Holmes for Front Page Films, national TV ads as Verizon FIOS guy, feature film The Other Guys, host of Marking Out), Adam Newman (Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, comedy CD Not for Horses), and Kara Klenk (host of If You Build It) performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall with host Caroline Creaghead: Creaghead & Company Annual Revue

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($8): Faryl Amadeus (creator & star of Fancy Nancy’s Funny Hour), Kambri Crews (storyteller & author), Danny Jolles (stand-up), and Jason Trachtenburg’s superb jazz band Pendulum Swings performing at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place, off First Avenue) produced by Kyle Supley: Vintage Vantage Variety Show

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Jon Fisch (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, VH1, The Apprentice), Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel), Zach Sims, Bradley Cohen, Lauren Vino, and Kunal Arora performing at RG’s free weekly show at the Three of Cups lounge (83 First Avenue at 5th Street): Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($5): Layer by layer, improvisers build a town based on an audience member’s suggestion for the town’s name, while an artist paints a large map of the town based on the improvisers’ descriptions. This cool-sounding new show is at The PIT downstairs lounge: Our Town

8:00 pm ($5): Magnet sketch comics performing new material (for a fun sample co-starring Danielle Tolley about dating a telemarketer, please click here): Alchemy

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Erin Judge (Comedy Central; comedy album So Many Choices; for hilarious short bit on men vs. women, please click here), Team Submarine, Billy Prinsell, and Nick Naney performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar for this free weekly show hosted by Adam Sokol, Brad Austin, and/or Nate Fridson: Comedy at the Beauty Bar

9:00 pm ($5): Improv veterans Brandon Gardner, Chelsea Clarke, and Phillip Jackson hosting & performing in a show at UCB East with guest improvisors: Improv Nerds

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sketch, improv, and more at The Creek downstairs lounge in Queens’ Long Island City from comedy troupe Froduce

9:30 pm ($5): At Magnet, sketch comedy from The Weird Sisters, Listen Kid!, We’re Matt Weir, Darth Vader Ginsberg!, Beth Newell, Christian Paluck, and Nick Kanellis: Sketch Sundays

[FREE] 9:30 pm: Open-mic stand-up, with four minutes per comic, at The PIT downstairs lounge hosted by Molly Austin & Mike Brown: Vicious Cycle

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Four touring comics from Austin Texas offering a fresh comedic perspective at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: The East Infection Comedy Tour

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Stand-up Sherry Davey, Chris Doucette, and Graham Nolan performing at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

10:00 pm ($5): Improv veterans Brandon Gardner, Chelsea Clarke, and Phillip Jackson hosting & performing in a show at UCB East with improvisors taken from the audience…and who may include you: Improv Nerds Jam

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