NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 8/8/10

August 8, 2010

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My Name is Hannibal
Hannibal Buress celebrates the release of his stand-up CD “My Name is Hannibal” along with comedy giants John Oliver and Reggie Watts at his Brooklyn show Comedy Night

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

[$] 8:00 pm ($21.25 & 2-drink min.): An Australian comic who’s acted on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and performed stand-up on Comedy Central headlining for one night only at Carolines:James Smith

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Jesse Popp (Comedy Central, co-host of Beauty Bar Comedy), Nick Vatterott, Katie Crown, Sam Morril, and Annie Lederman performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at theThree of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: The release party for Hannibal Buress’ first comedy CD My Name is Hannibal, featuring John Oliver (star correspondent of The Daily Show and genius stand-up comic), Reggie Watts (musical improv comedy genius; cast member of the new Electric Company;Jimmy Fallon; for video samples, please click here), Kurt Metzger, Hari Kondabolu, Rory Scovel, and George Gordon performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by Hannibal: Comedy Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Fourth Year Anniversary blowout show, with Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1), Leo Allen (former writer for Saturday Night LiveComedy Central Presents, Conan O’Brien, HBO’s Funny or Die, host of top NYC comedy show Whiplash), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films, The Other Guys, comedy CD Come Clean), Sean Donnelly (Don’t Touch Me There, Lil’ Seany Boy), and JC Coccoli performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly extravaganza Beauty Bar Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE—plus A FREE BEER!] 10:00 pm: Powerhouse stand-ups bidding bon voyage to Mike Drucker, including John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever; for John’s great bit on Weekend Update, please click here), Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1), Mark Normand, and Zach Sims—with Mike buying everyone a free beer, and giving away his stuff so he can travel light!—at The Creek in Queens’ Long Island City: Mike Drucker’s Going Away Party

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 10:00 pm: Ali Wong (comedy dynamo; MTV), Adam Sank (Last Comic Standing, TruTV), and Nancy Witter (Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America) celebrating the Sixth Year Anniversary of this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy originally hosted by Adam Sank and—for the past two years, and running—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 at Carolines: Paul Mooney

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For Hy’s take on Last Comic Standing, please click here.

For Hy’s pre-festival coverage of FringeNYC 2010, please click here.