NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 9/2/12

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Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman

Myq Kaplan & Micah Sherman sing at Sunday Night Stand-Up…

Mike Dobbins

…and Mike Dobbins performs at Comedy at the Beauty Bar

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] 6:30 pm: Open-mic stand-up, with 3 minutes per comic (unless not many folks show up, in which case there’ll be more time), with names drawn out of a bucket at UCB East in the bar area (“Hot Chicks Room”) hosted by Emmy Blotnick, Matt Nedostup, and Sachi Ezurafor: Sledgehammer

[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] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Myq & Micah (razor-sharp Myq Kaplan & Micah Sherman singing funng songs), Andy Haynes (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing), Michael Che (Comedy Central), Dan Wilbur (author of How Not to Read), Nick Turner (Jimmy Fallon), and Jeff Wesselschmidt 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): “The Marmalade Puppet Players perform a fur-covered, felt-lined improv set with a very special human guest; and then Marmalade (Jason Specland & Kathryn Dunn, of 1-800-LONDON) cleanses your palate with some tasty, toast-topping two-prov” at The PIT’s upstairs theatre: Fur in the Marmalade: Puppet-Prov & Two-Prov

8:00 pm ($5): Improvised episodes of the never-made third season of Twin Peaks at The PIT’s downstairs lounge: In These Woods

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Mike Dobbins, Reid Faylor, Jacqueline Novak, Chris DeStefano, and Andy Sanford 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] 9:30 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: Stand-ups Naomi Ekperigin (30 Rock, VH1), Sean Wherley, 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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