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Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:
[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 3:00 pm ($28 with discount code BBOX [otherwise $40]): The return of one of the funniest comedies—and finest comedic ensembles—to grace New York, and what ended up as the very best show of this year’s FringeNYC Festival, playing at the Soho Playhouse’s upstairs theatre. Please read my review by clicking here, and then take advantage of this opportunity to see the Chicago-based 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCB Chelsea’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 ($5): Improv troupes not affiliated with any comedy school compete at UCB East for audience laughs and votes—and the privilege to go on to perform at the primary Cage Match show at UCB Chelsea—in this show hosted by the delightful Amey Goerlich & R an Karels (Krompf): Indie Cage Match
[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($14 plus 2-item food/drink min.): TV & Broadway star Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander (one of the quickest minds in comedy; 30 Rock, Meet the Parents, Along Came Polly, author of How to Beat Up Anybody), Ryan Hamilton (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Showtime), Jeff Lamp (Jay Leno), Allan Havey (David Letterman, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, FX’s Louie), and more performing at Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal Street, between 3rd Street & Minetta Lane): Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, and More
[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Mike Lawrence (nerd persona but razor-sharp mind has made this stand-up a rapidly rising star; Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up), Nikki Glaser (co-star of MTV’s The Nikki and Sara Show; Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing; podcast You Had to Be There), and Karl Hess (visiting from LA) performing stand-up at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Pretty Good Friends
[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Carmen Lynch (David Letterman, Last Comic Standing finalist, Comedy Central), Ophira Eisenberg (brilliant storyteller with notable bangs; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime, host of NPR’s trivia/puzzle show Ask Me Another), and Magnet improvisors—including improv genius Ed Herbstman—raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief: The Magnet’s Hurricane Fundraiser Show
[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($8): Colin Jost (Co-Head Writer for Saturday Night Live; Jimmy Fallon), Dan St. Germain (quick-witted & enormously likeable rising star; Jimmy Fallon, The Electric Company, MTV, VH1), and more performing at The PIT upstairs theatre with host Casey Jost (writer for Jimmy Fallon): Fooling Around with Casey Jost
[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($5 plus 2-drink min.): Liz Miele (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central) records her first comedy album (for Rooftop Comedy Records), with opening sets by Leah Bonnema (WeTV, Logo) and Miguel Dalmau, at The Stand Comedy Club (239 Third Avenue & 20th Street): Liz Miele Records Her First Comedy Album
[FREE] 8:00 pm: Dan St. Germain (quick-witted & enormously likeable rising star; Jimmy Fallon, The Electric Company, MTV, VH1), Hadiyah Robinson (BET’s The Monique Show), Brian Frange, and more performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups lounge (83 First Avenue at 5th Street): Sunday Night Stand-Up
[$] 8:00 pm ($32.75 & 2-drink min.) A TV star who was a cast member of MTV’s Punk’d and is now a cast member of FX’s The League headlining one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club: Stephen Rannazzisi
[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 9:00 pm (FREE TICKETS if you reserve in advance by calling (212) 260-2445 and mention HyReviews.com, but there’s still a 2-drink min. per person): TV & movie star Janeane Garofalo and more performing at the only comedy club in the East Village: Eastville Comedy Club
[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Erik Bergstrom (cartoonist/author of Grimmer Tales, The New Yorker, blogger for Comedy Central’s Indecision 2012), Lindsay Boling, Andrew Short, and Ken Schultz 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
[TOP PICK] [$] 9:45 pm ($14 plus 2-item food/drink min.): Marina Franklin (developing into one of the finest stand-ups in the country, with an uncommonly gentle, graceful style that’s pure joy; Last Comic Standing, Chappelle’s Show, Craig Ferguson, VH1, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend), Nick Griffin (David Letterman, Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents), Allan Havey (David Letterman, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, FX’s Louie), Andy Hendrickson, Sam Morril, and more performing at Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal Street, between 3rd Street & Minetta Lane): Marina Franklin, Nick Griffin, and More
[TOP PICK] [$] 11:30 pm ($14 plus 2-item food/drink min.): Nikki Glaser (co-star of MTV’s The Nikki and Sara Show; Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing; podcast You Had to Be There), Godfrey (Comedy Central Presents, Louie, 30 Rock, VH1; films Zoolander, Original Gangsters, Soul Plane; 7 Up Yours ads), Jon Fisch (David Letterman, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, VH1), Dan Soder (Comedy Central, VH1; for set about being a hypochondriatic drug user, please click here), Justin Silver (star of CBS’ Dogs in the City), Andrew Schulz (MTV 2’s Guy Code), and more performing at Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal Street, between 3rd Street & Minetta Lane): Nikki Glaser, Godfrey, and More
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