NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 9/4/11

September 4, 2011

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Liz Miele

Liz Miele performs stand-up at the Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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: “Short-form improv teams battle it out for the most points and a prize. C’mon, admit it! You miss the quick-witted fun and audience involvement of short-form improv. A different short-form team joins Mishmash! each month and struts their stuff for a panel of judges (including one judge chosen from the audience) until a winner emerges. There will be a series of completely improvised scenes, stories and musicals all based on your suggestions. Come ready to shout out suggestions, and even shout at the judges,” at The Creek upstairs theatre in Queens’ Long Island City: The Scrimmage

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’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] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Brooke Van Poppelen (brilliant stand-up, writer, and storyteller; blogger for trutV; TLC; co-host of Dive Comedyheadlining at Carolines this Wednesday; for stand-up videos about overindulging at 30 and impersonating Morrisey, please click here andhere), Jeffrey Joseph (Jay Leno, HBO, Comedy Central, FOX), Nick Vatterott (Jimmy Fallon), Sean Donnelly (co-host of Motel Luca), and Michael Che performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

8:00 pm ($8): Sketch troupe Chocolate Cake City performing a show that evokes an immediate reaction of “Yikes!” at The PIT: Human Centipede: The Musical

[$] 8:00 pm pm ($29 & 2-drink min.): A cast member of the much-missed Chappelle’s Showheadlining one last night at the Carolines Comedy Club: Donnell Rawlings

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not announced) performing at The PIT’s downstairs lounge for a free weekly show typically hosted by Chris Grace: Cold Soda Comedy

[$] 8:30 pm ($20 & 2-drink min.): A comic who’s performed on Last Comic StandingJay Leno, Comedy Central, Showtime, Bravo, and VH1 headlining tonight and Sunday at the Gotham Comedy Club: Jessica Kirson

[$] 10:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining at the Carolines Comedy Club: Paul Mooney

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Liz Miele (Comedy Central; for wry, fun stand-up video, please clickhere), Karith Foster (Comedy Central, VH1), Raquel D’Apice, and Yamaneika performing stand-up at this gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 4/25/10

April 25, 2010

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Genius comedic chameleon Kate McKinnon performs tonight at the Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’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

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm ($12.89 online if you use code VIPAPRIL, plus 2-item minimum): Comedy stars Nick Kroll, Donald Glover, Chelsea Peretti, and Whitney Cummings touring the country with their top comedy perform tonight at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Twisted Humor Tour

8:00 pm ($7): Typically stellar stand-ups (lineup not announced this week) performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Reese Waters (Comedy Central), Rick Younger (BET’s Comic View, NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo), Danny Lobell, Harrison Greenbaum, Jessie Geller, and Jason Saenz performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Rachel Feinstein, Joe Mande, Truck Hudson, and Larry Bailey performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) guest-hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen: Comedy Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Ali Waller, Mike Drucker, John Knefel, and Ross Hyzer performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Red-hot rising star Kate McKinnon (genius comedic character actress and stand-up who “gets” both verbal and physical comedy down to her bones; co-star of Logo TV’s The Big Gay Sketch Show; one-woman shows Disenchanted and Best Actress; star of numerous Web shows) and Helen Hong performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapyhosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 3/28/10

March 28, 2010

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Hilarious Ali Wong preps for her upcoming Gotham Comedy show tonight at the free Electro Shock Therapy

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] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($7): Superb comics Kumail Nanjiani (David LettermanSaturday Night Live, The Colbert ReportJimmy Kimmel, writer/performer for Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues; winner of the 2009 ECNY Awards for Best Male Stand-Up), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, CBS’s Late Late Show, VH1; off-Broadway show The Marijuana-Logues), and “a special guest” performing stand-up at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb comics Joe Derosa (Comedy Central PresentsOpie & Anthony), Hari Kondabolou (Jimmy Kimmel), Erin Judge (Comedy Central, FringeNYC), Dan Curry (Last Comic Standing), Joe List (Comedy Central), and Robert Dean (Brooklyn’s The MacGuyver Show) performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Joselyn Hughes, Mike Drucker, Jen Grant, and Damien Lemon performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan), guest-hosted by Calise Hawkins: Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups (not announced at the time of this writing) performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Human dynamo Ali Wong (The Onion), Jackie Monahan (Dykes on Mics), and Shawn Hollenbach (Here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics) performing at a free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 8/30/09

August 30, 2009

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Michelle Buteau and other sharp comics celebrate the one-year anniversary of Brad Loekle's gay-themed Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

Michelle Buteau and other sharp comics celebrate the one-year anniversary of Brad Loekle's gay-themed Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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] [$] 6:00 pm ($10 plus $7 drink min.): Four world-class storytellers—Jim O’Grady, Mike Albo, Nancy Balbrirer, and Jeff Simmerson—joining host Andy Christie (The New York Times, Moth GrandSlam Champion) in trying to mislead the audience at The Liar Show

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’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): Typically stellar stand-ups performing at a weekly LES show at Pianos hosted by Greg Johnson: The Comedians

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Stand-up star Christian Finnegan, plus sharp NYC stand-ups Jesse Pop, Rory Scovel, M. Dickson, and Catie Lazarus performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Stand-up star Christian Finnegan, plus sharp NYC stand-ups Neal Stastny, Brent Sullivan, Jason Saenz, and Anthony Devito performing at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly East Village show Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Terrific stand-ups Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Jessimae (TruTV), Scott Ryan (Here! TV), Yamaneika (BET), and Karith Foster (Imus in the Morning, Comedy Central) celebrating the one-year anniversary of this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

[$] 10:00 pm ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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