NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 10/17/10

October 17, 2010

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Visiting UK comics Tom Allen (above) and Glenn Wool perform tonight with Reggie Watts at Eugene Mirman's Tearing the Veil of Maya

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] 6:30 pm ($5): Storyteller and science nerd Ben Lillie debuts a one-man show in which he “attempts to navigate the world of dating with an eye to the large scale structure of The Universe:”Elliptical Orbits

[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): Reggie Watts (musical improv comedy genius; Comedy Central special;Jimmy FallonElectric Company; Conan O’Brien’s Legally Prohibited tour; for video samples, please click here), Glenn Wool (superb UK comedy star), and Tom Allen (award-winning UK comic) performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall hosted by comedy giant Eugene Mirman: Tearing the Veil of Maya

[$] 8:00 pm ($35 & 2-drink min.): “Pops” on the WB’s The Wayans Bros. headlining at the Carolines Comedy Club: John Witherspoon

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Phil Hanley (Jay Leno), Jordan Carlos (The Colbert Report, Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham), Mike Pomranz (writer for Comedy Central’s Tosh 2.0), Beth Stelling (TBS’ Live from the LOL Lounge), and Kate Berlant performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of CupsEast Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Rory Scovel (up-and-coming stand-up worth catching; Comedy Central), Phil Hanley (Jay Leno), Josh Guarino, and Erik Bergstrom performing stand-up in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly show Beauty Bar Comedy

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Typically superb stand-ups (tonight’s lineup not yet announced) performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) typically hosted by Hannibal Buress: Comedy Night

[FREE] 10:00 pm: Allison Castillo (Comedy Central), Adam Lehman (Here! TV’s Hot Gay Comics), and Frank Lotti (Law & Order, Gossip Girl) performing stand-up at this free weekly gay-themed show at Therapy hosted by Brad Loekle: Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour

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