NYC Comedy Picks for Week of May 31, 2010

NYC Comedy Picks for Monday 5/31/10

 

Horatio Sanz and Julie Sharbutt are among the stars performing at tonight's theatre-improv crash Gravid Water...

  

...and then catch the hilarious Shannon O'Neill (Prison Freaks: A Talent Show), or comedy genius Andy Blitz (Tell Your Friends)

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[FREE] 7:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Rob O'Reilly, Ray Marshall, Dave Thomason, Annie Lederman, and Danny Siegel performing at a free weekly show in the Manchester Pub hosted by Phoebe Robinson: Case of the Mondays Comedy

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Some of the best  improvisors in the world—Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Adsit & Gausas), Tara Copeland (Mother, Ms. Jackson), Michael Delaney (Conan O'Brien, The Swarm, The Stepfathers), Becky Drysdale (Let's Have A Ball), and TV & movie star Horatio Sanz (SNL, Comedy Central's Big Lake)—mixing it up with Broadway & off-Broadway stars Charles Borland (Shakespeare In The Park: Twelfth Night, A Man For All Seasons), Zoey Martinson (Clean House, Song For Future Generations), Jenn Schatz (Work-In-Progress, Me Time), Julie Sharbutt (Shakespeare In The Park: Twelfth Night, From Little Cecily With Her Fondest Love) as they crash improv into classic theatre scenes at actor/director Stephen Ruddy's Gravid Water

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comedy genius Andy Blitz (long-time staff writer & performer on Conan O'Brien), plus Andy Blitz, John Fugelsang, Jamie Kilstein, W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, and Rusty Ward—and musical guest Joe Yoga—performing in the Lolita Bar at Liam McEneaney's Tell Your Friends

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Kate McKinnon, Sarah Claspell, Nicole Drespel, Jocelyn Guest, Veronica Osorio, and Aaron Glaser performing in a sketch show written by Leila Cohan and Caitlin Tegart about Smith, our nation's largest women's college; and comedy dynamo Shannon O'Neill performing her extravaganza about an annual talent show in "Charlie Sheen Prison, the only talent show starring the criminally retarded and insane," directed by the wonderful Will Hines, in the double-bill This is About Smith and Prison Freaks: A Talent Show

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest stand-up comics in the country—tonight including Sean Patton (red-hot rising star; killer set on Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1) and Jessi Klein (fresh, unique, deliciously organic stand-up; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), plus master sketch comic & improvisor Kurt Braunohler (Comedy Central; co-creator & co-star of UK TV series Penelope: Princess of Pets)—hosted by the wonderful Leo Allen (Saturday Night Live, Conan O'Brien, HBO, Comedy Central) at Whiplash

 

 

NYC Comedy Picks for Tuesday 6/1/10

Pete Holmes  

Fresh, unique, brilliant stand-ups Jessi Klein (Sweet) and Andy Blitz (Punch Up Your Life)

 

Recommendations for the best in New York City comedy tonight

(in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

 

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Witty writers offering delightfully silly lectures about "Unconventional Wisdom" (e.g., Turning Jail Into Joy and Jogging with Jesus at the Reanimation Library) at Charles Star's Brooklyn comedic show Adult Education

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: World-class storyteller Kevin Allison (Risk!, The State), plus stand-ups Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Centralís John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show), Bobby Miyamoto (Craig Ferguson), Mark Normand (Hot Soup), and Raquel D'Apice performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) alongside delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Comics industry pros join super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Robber Baron, Decoster, Sandino, Ragnaröck, and The Opera; and at 11:00 pm a double-bill with improv genius troupes Outlook of the Poet (Gavin Speiller of Death By Roo Roo, Ben Rodgers of Reuben Williams, and Jonathan Gabrus of The Law Firm) and The Two-Man Movie (Neil Casey & Anthony Atamanuik make up an entire feature film)—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm ($3): Comedy genius Andy Blitz (long-time writer/performer for Conan O'Brien; writer for Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin); Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents), Craig Baldo (Conan O'Brien), Mike Lawrence, and "a special surprise guest" performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for an almost-free weekly show hosted by Joe DeRosa (HBO, Comedy Central, Carson Daly, Insomniac Tour) and Nick Turner (Too Cool for School): Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Jessi Klein (fresh, unique, deliciously organic stand-up; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), Aasif Mandvi (correspondent for The Daily Show), Joe Mande (Comedy Central, VH1; co-host of Totally J/K; author of new book Look at This F*cking Hipster), and more performing at The Slipper Room for the LES weekly show hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

[FREE] 11:00 pm: Free open mic stand-up show that's seldom much fun for audience members but is a nice opportunity if you want 4-5 minutes to test out your comedy material on stage: Bring It

 

 

NYC Comedy Picks for Wednesday 6/2/10

  John Oliver

John Oliver tonight analyzes the work of another comedy genius at a screening of W.C. Fields' classic Million Dollar Legs

Recommendations for the best in New York City comedy tonight

(in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $12 marked with $) include:

 

 

[FREE] 7:00 pm to midnight: Five free hours of improvisation in The PIT's Super Free Wednesday

[FREE] 7:00 pm (no cover, 2-drink min.): Delightful stand-up Phoebe Robinson, plus Akaash Singh, Andrew Schulz, and more performing at the Laugh Lounge with host Damien Lemon: Comedy on the Hump

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($12): Comedy superstar John Oliver (The Daily Show) and Elliott Kalan (writer/producer for The Daily Show) host and analyze a not-to-be-missed screening at 92Y Tribeca of the W.C. Fields classic comedy film Million Dollar Legs

8:00 pm ($7): Wonderful storyteller Leslie Goshko, sketch duo Team Submarine, and stand-ups Ryan Hamilton and Jesse Joyce performing at Dan Allen's & Ray Devito's monthly comedy event °Sacapuntas!

8:00 pm ($5): Real-life married couple James Eason & Jessica Allen, who are both superb veteran improvisors, stretching themselves with a scripted sketch show directed by Rachel Hamilton; and the wonderful Jon Friedman performing a smart & silly one-man show, in the double-bill D-Bags, A-Holes & Lovers and Bear With Me

[FREE] 8:30: NYC stand-ups Sean Crespo, Amy Beckerman, Matt Little, Jay Bois, Arthur Carlson, and Johanna Clearfield performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Jessi Klein (fresh, unique, deliciously organic stand-up; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), Ali Wong (hilarious human dynamo), Craig Baldo (Conan O'Brien), and Noah Garfinkel (co-host of Totally J/K) performing stand-up at this free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn's Cameo (behind Lovin' Cup) hosted by Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Stand-ups Mark Normand, Bruce Cherry, Troy Bynum, Geoffrey Kole, and Walt Murphy telling tales about their first time doing something (subject is up to them) performing in Ochi's Lounge at Evan Morgenstern's SNC: The Virgin Chronicles

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): "The most fabulous show on Earth," hosted by Tim Gunn (John Flynn) and Tim Gunn (Michael Hartney), featuring wonderful comedic performers (both straight and gay) including comedy genius Kate McKinnon, Christine Nangle (staff writer for Saturday Night Live), superb singer/songwriter Ben Lerman, rapper Soce, and more—plus two audience members who'll be selected to compete in a design challenge—all at The Same Sex-Tacular

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Host Justin Purnell (The Colbert Report) providing as many as a dozen guests packed into 75 minutes performing stand-up, improv, sketch, and occasionally acts that defy categorization. The level of talent can vary wildly, but for some (like me), that's part of the laid-back fun; and this is often one of the most amazing comedy shows in town. Come support the experimentation, and periodic magical surprises, that this uniquely organic rollercoaster of a show makes possible—and don't forget to toss $1 in the bucket on your way out: School Night

 

 

NYC Comedy Picks for Thursday 6/3/10

Tom Shillue  Jim Norton

World-class storyteller Tom Shillue (Tell) and top stand-up Jim Norton (Headlining at Carolines)

Recommendations for the best in New York City comedy tonight

(in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

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[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 7:30 pm ($7.44 online if you use code VIPJUNE, plus 2-item minimum): Thoroughly wonderful comics Jessi Klein (fresh, unique, deliciously organic stand-up; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), Aasif Mandvi (correspondent for The Daily Show), Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion (2006 & 2009) and record-breaking 15-time StorySlam Champion; The New York Times Magazine; host of hilarious monthly storytelling extravaganzas Real Tales of College and The Adam Wade show; for Adam's award-winning tale of being an NBC page on Conan O'Brien, please click here), and James O'Grady (The New York Times) join host Tom Shillue for a show that brings together stand-ups, improvisors, and storytellers for an evening of world-class yarn-spinning at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Tom Shillue's Tell

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10 cover, no min.): A delightful comedic singing duo (according to Molly, "really smart, funny, talented, awesome people with great bods; Molly is bitter, heavily medicated and she reads poetry") perform at new venue The Copper Room (e.g., the bar at the Comix Comedy Club) for an intimate hour of music and more: Mel & El: Our Time of the Month

7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Sharp stand-ups Laurie Kilmartin, Hari Kondabolu (Comedy Central's John Oliver's New York Stand-up, Jimmy Kimmel) and Dave Lester (NYC Comedy Olympics, Who's Got Jokes With Bill BellamyĚ) headlining at Ochi's Lounge for host Eric Vetter's No Name & A Bag O' Chips

7:30 pm ($5): Sharp improvisors directed by James Eason "take an audience suggestion and break it into a million funny pieces," and veteran improvisors play with "elements of monoscene, deconstruction, and La Ronde," in the double-bill The Deconstruction and Sleepover

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($38.25 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up veteran who's appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Last Comic Standing; hosted the HBO stand-up showcase Down and Dirty; was a cast member of the wonderful though short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and performed his own HBO half-hour One Night Stand special; has appeared in such hit films as Spider-Man; is a regular on XM Satellite Radio's The Opie & Anthony Show; and is the author of the book Happy Endings, headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Norton

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Superb comics Peter Grosz (writer for The Colbert Report, star of over 100 Sonic fast-food commercials) and John Lutz (writer & occasional actor on SNL since 2004; recurring character on 30 Rock) perform acclaimed two-man improv in 2 Square

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:00 pm ($15): A comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories, and more) are shared by their original authors before total strangers at Mortified

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Magical alternative comics Eugene Mirman, and Gabe Liedman & Jenny Slate, plus Michelle Maryk, joining the fresh, sexy, and razor-sharp gals of comedy group Variety SHAC

[$] 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

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Two vibrant troupe troupes, Death by Roo Roo and Monstro, competing for audience laughs and votes at the raucous Cage Match

 

 

NYC Comedy Picks for Friday 6/4/10

Adira Amram Jim Norton Jim Norton

The spectacular Adira Amram (Splurge!), ace stand-up Jim Norton, and singer/songwriter Ben Lerman (Funny Folk)

 

Recommendations for the best in New York City comedy tonight

(in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

 

 

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): In this fun show, 16 musical performers turn an audience member's suggestion into two musical fairy tales that tell what happened from the viewpoint of first the hero and then the villain, with "all the music and magic of a Disney flick...plus the darkness of the Brothers Grimm:" Once Upon a Time

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 7:30 pm: Adira Amram (fresh, sexy, hilarious rising star singer/songwriter) Amy Schumer (star stand-up; Comedy Central Presents half-hour special), Dan Allen (Comedy Central), Sheng Wang (Comedy Central), Lisa Kaplan, and Badlands Booker performing at Brooklyn's Happy Ending for wonderful stand-up/comedic rapper host Carolyn Castiglia's Splurge!

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10):Two of the funniest and most loveable sketch comics alive, Katherine Bryant and Chris O'Connor (half of sketch troupe Fearsome) team up with also hilarious sketch comics Mike Still (sketch troupe A Week of Kindness) and John Phillips (sketch troupe Trophy Dad) to perform a comedic play about a college buddy returning after 10 years to ruin his friend's life; and sketch troupe Thunder Gulch has fun with American icons ranging from Lucy to Lost, in the double-bill Mace Bacon: The Worst Guy Ever and Pop Culture Apocalypse

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($42 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up veteran who's appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Last Comic Standing; hosted the HBO stand-up showcase Down and Dirty; was a cast member of the wonderful though short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and performed his own HBO half-hour One Night Stand special; has appeared in such hit films as Spider-Man; is a regular on XM Satellite Radio's The Opie & Anthony Show; and is the author of the book Happy Endings, headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Norton

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Leo Allen (SNL, HBO, Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents, host of Whiplash), Timmy Williams (The Whitest Kids U Know), Kenny Zimlinghaus (host of Sirius' Cosmo Radio morning show), Roger Hailes (Comedy Central), Phil Hanley (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival), plus sketch troupe Bleak, performing at Brooklyn's Coco 66 for hosts Nick Turner's & Jason Saenz's Too Cool for School

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A groundbreaking and surreal improv/sketch troupe performing with new guests each Friday and making a valid complaint: Centralia: We Were Supposed To Have Flying Cars By Now

[FREE] 8:00: The gorgeous Brooke Van Poppelen (TLC's American Chopper, Maxim and Cosmo Radio, So-Low Show; popular blogs NYisretarded.blogspot.com and RockBottom; for stand-up videos about overindulging at 30 and impersonating Morrisey, please click here and here), improv genius Thomas Middleditch, Keith Alberstadt, Mark Normand, Sean Donnelly, and Phil Hanley performing stand-up at O'Hanlon's (14th Street off 1st Avenue), hosted by Matt Ruby: Hot Soup

[$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($19.33 online if you use code VIPJUNE, plus 2-item minimum): In a questionable bit of booking, two stand-ups with very different styles and very different audiences are somehow headlining on the same show; but if you love one or the other, come for the star you adore performing tonight through Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Eugene Mirman and Andy Kindler

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): Some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-ups Claudia Cogan, Cameryn Moore, Sue Funke, and Garry Hannon performing in Ochi's Lounge at a gay-themed show hosted by Paul Case: The Back Room

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Always fresh and imaginative world-class sketch troupe that uses song, movement, and clever scenarios to turn familiar rituals on their head (for a video about awkward goodbyes at the end of a party, please click here): The Harvard Sailing Team

10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): In this new show, Thomas Middleditch, Jonathan Gabrus, Sue Galloway, and other superb improvisors make up scenes about an audience member's legal dispute at The Law Firm: Law & Disorder

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): Superb raunchy singer/songwriter Ben Lerman and Thin Skin Johnny team up to provide a night of hilarious music at Funny Folk

[$] 12:30 am ($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

 

 

NYC Comedy Picks for Saturday 6/5/10

Pete Holmes  

Brooke Van Poppelen and Ali Wong reveal shocking personal details at the 2nd Anniversary edition of We're All Friends Here...

 

...and world-class storytellers Ophira Eisenberg and Faye Lane tell hard-to-believe tales at The Liar Show

 

Recommendations for the best in New York City comedy tonight

(in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

 

 

[TOP PICK] [$] 6:00 pm ($15 including one drink; reservations via calling Cornelia Street Cafe at 212.989.9319 highly recommended): Four world-class writer/performers tell personal stories. Three of them are true...but one is a pack of lies. Then the audience asks questions to try to figure out who's fibbing. Tonight's yarn-spinners are Faye Lane (delightful storyteller, upcoming FringeNYC show Beauty Shop Stories), John Flynn (superb storyteller for UCBT's The Nights of Our Lives), Jim O'Grady (The New York Times, Huffington Post), and Joey Novick (writer for Politics Unusual), and Steve Osborne (NYPC Gang Squad Detective), performing with wonderful guest-host Ophira Eisenberg (sharp stand-up and brilliant storyteller; Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime), at The Liar Show

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10): Genius improvisor Christina Gausas and friends she originally made in Chicago—which include writers & performers from 30 Rock, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show—plus a rotating cast of stellar visitors, all joyously declaring Let's Have a Ball

7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-ups Joe Devito, Rob O'Reilly, Gilad Foss, Steve Bossous, and "special guests" performing in Ochi's Lounge at Lil' Seany Boy

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($42 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up veteran who's appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Last Comic Standing; hosted the HBO stand-up showcase Down and Dirty; was a cast member of the wonderful though short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and performed his own HBO half-hour One Night Stand special; has appeared in such hit films as Spider-Man; is a regular on XM Satellite Radio's The Opie & Anthony Show; and is the author of the book Happy Endings, headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Norton

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Gorgeous Brooke Van Poppelen (TLC's American Chopper, Maxim and Cosmo Radio, So-Low Show; popular blogs NYisretarded.blogspot.com and RockBottom; for stand-up videos about overindulging at 30 and impersonating Morrisey, please click here and here), hilarious human dynamo Ali Wong (The Onion), and Erik Bergstrom (author of Grimmer Tales) perform stand-up and are then interviewed about their personal lives at this special 2nd Anniversary edition of Matt Ruby's and Mark Normand's "comedy chat show with boundary issues" at The Creek in Queens' Long Island City: We're All Friends Here

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 11:00 pm ($37.50 online or at the box office using discount code ALIEN): Sharp comics and 80 Henson puppets collaborating on a show that's partly scripted and partly improvised: Stuffed and Unstrung

[$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($19.33 online if you use code VIPJUNE, plus 2-item minimum): In a questionable bit of booking, two stand-ups with very different styles and very different audiences are somehow headlining on the same show; but if you love one or the other, come for the star you adore performing at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Eugene Mirman and Andy Kindler

8:00 pm ($10): In this unique monthly show, stand-up comics perform in the buff. A reviewer from The Boston Globe observed, "The dynamic of nude comedian and clothed audience added an extra dimension to self-deprecating material." For a New York Magazine review, please click here; or simply come see for yourself at The Naked Comedy Showcase

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:00 pm ($20): Brilliant singer/songwriter Shayna Ferm and "white rapper" Carolyn Castiglia, sharp stand-ups Hari Kondabolu and Dan Allen, word-class storyteller Tom Shillue, and possibly a special guest or two—plus free beer!—at the season finale of acclaimed monthly comedy showcase Moonwork

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($10): One of the gutsiest and most hilarious troupes in comedy history—and the Cage Match Champion for two years in a row!—genius improvisors Death by Roo Roo

9:00 pm ($5): Organic & energetic improv by the four guys of 4 Track!

9:30 pm ($10): "A cabaret of darkly funny songs and topical sketch comedy about culture and politics," following sold out shows at Joe's Pub: Political Subversities

[TOP PICK] [$] 10:00 pm ($15): Ted Greenberg (Emmy-winning David Letterman writer) performing a fun, quick-paced theatrical comedy show—complete with audience rides home!—at The Complete Performer

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:30 pm ($15 both online and at the door using discount code PISANO, otherwise $20): A Chicago-based troupe that's wowed audiences around the world with their skill at creating a completely improvised hour-long musical. The plot and characters, the musical accompaniment; even the song lyrics and the "choreography" are made up on the spot, with no pre-planned structure. Come see why BWC won a FringeNYC Award last August for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Event at the magical Baby Wants Candy

[TOP PICK] 10:30 pm ($10): An all-star improv troupe led by brilliant UCBT artistic director Anthony King: Reuben Williams

10:30 pm ($5): Vibrant improv from Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) and Leslie Korein as comedy trio Trike

[TOP PICK] Midnight ($5): An open contest to see who can create the most shockingly funny & filthy sketch running three minutes or less. If you're easily offended, don't even consider attending; but if you appreciate comedy that pushes the envelope without hurting anyone (with the possible exception of prudes), you'll applaud this wild, uninhibited breaking of taboos to get laughs. If a routine is dreadful (many will be), the festivities will be maintained by superb hosts Gil Ozeri, John Flynn, and John Frusciante at The Dirtiest Sketch in NYC Contest

[$] 12:30 am ($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

 

 

NYC Comedy Picks for Sunday 6/6/10

Jim Norton Jim Norton Jim Norton

Comedy heavyweight Jim Norton concludes his headlining run tonight at Carolines

Recommendations for the best in New York City comedy tonight

(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 ($38.25 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up veteran who's appeared on David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Last Comic Standing; hosted the HBO stand-up showcase Down and Dirty; was a cast member of the wonderful though short-lived HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and performed his own HBO half-hour One Night Stand special; has appeared in such hit films as Spider-Man; is a regular on XM Satellite Radio's The Opie & Anthony Show; and is the author of the book Happy Endings, headlining tonight at the Carolines Comedy Club: Jim Norton

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC comics Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films, comedy CD Come Clean), Joe Devito (Last Comic Standing, Craig Ferguson), Tom McCaffrey (comedy CD Lou Diamond Phillips?), Harry Terjanian, and M. Dickson performing at RG Daniels' free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 8:30 pm: NYC stand-ups Ali Wong, Yannis Pappas, Mark Normand, Maddog Mattern, Jessie Geller, Chris Laker, Dan Goodman, Gallo, and more performing at Brooklyn's Bar 4 for the one-year anniversary of Bar 4 Comedy

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00 pm: Superb stand-ups John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night Live; Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1's Best Week Ever; for John's great bit on Weekend Update, please click here), Julian McCullough, Jess Wood, and Matt Goldich performing at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) guest-hosted by Victor Varnado: Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: Livia Scott and Sean Crespo debut their new duo project tonight at a show hosted by Bejamin Walker, "future son-in-law to Meryl Streep," at Jimmy's No. 43 (43 7th Street off 3rd Avenue): Find The Funny with Benjamin Walker

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Mark Normand, Rob Gorden, Laura Prangley, Ryan Conner, and Dan Goodman 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: An all-gal lineup of Erin Judge (Comedy Central), Bernadette Pauley (Comedy Central), and Amy Beckerman (Dykes on Mics) performing at a 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 at Carolines: Paul Mooney

 

 

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