NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 9/16/12

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Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman (above) and Bobby Tisdale host stars who are likely to includie…

Daniel Kitson

…comedy genius Daniel Kitson on this final day of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

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

[TOP PICK] 6:30 pm-11:00 pm ($10-$20): A comedy shorts screening and a top comics showcase, in Brooklyn’s Union Hall and Bell House, for this final evening of the Fifth Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

[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] 7:00 pm ($8): Comics and other artists present their actual work from high school and earlier—video, poetry, plays, short stories, songs, etc.—at The PIT’s upstairs theatre curated by Chris Aurilio : Some of Our Early Work

[TOP PICK] [$] 7:30 pm ($27.25 & 2-drink min.) A unique organic talent who’s a regular guest on Conan O’Brien, and co-stared in the Comedians of Comedy tour and Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, headlining one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club: Brian Posehn

[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

[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 ($8): “Magician Michael Feldman pulls back the curtain, giving you a glimpse into the secret worlds of sleight-of-hand performers and psychic charlatans” at The PIT’s upstairs theatre: The Importance of Being Gullible

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Mark Normand (hilarious stand-up; Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central; co-host of Hot Soup and We’re All Friends Here), Emily Heller (Comedy Central; staff writer for Rooftop Comedy; for ruminations on pregnancy, please click here), Adam Newman (Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, comedy CD Not for Horses), Phil Hanley (Craig Ferguson), Matt Koff (Onion News Network, WitStream, 9 Am Meeting), and Charlie Kasov (MTV’s Guy Code) 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):Sketch comedy from a Magnet team directed by Chet Siegel and with a nerdy Jewish name: Darth Vader Ginsburg

8:00 pm ($5): Two improv troupes performing at The PIT’s downstairs lounge: Herschel and Gameface

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Kurt Metzger (Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, Ugly Americans), Kate Hendricks, Zach McGovern, Joe Zimmerman, and Rob Haze 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

9:30 pm ($5): Magnet sketch comedy teams try out new material at this show with the on-the-nose title Magnet Sketch Teams

[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

[$] 10:00 pm (call 212.757.4100 for cover price, plus 2-drink min.) A stand-up who’s performed on Comedy Central, and has some fine bits about cigarettes and pedophiles, headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Mike Recine

[FREE] 10:00 pm:Jessimae Peluso (Last Comic Standing, Chelsea Lately, TruTV, Tyra Banks), Allison Castillo , and Hadiyah Robinson performing stand-up for this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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