NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 1/7/09

January 7, 2009

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Manhattan Monologue Slam

Manhattan Monologue Slam

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks marked by brackets) include:

five free hours of improvisation in The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday (7:00 pm-midnight),

[TOP PICK] a competition among top comedic & dramatic short-scene performers—including razor-sharp & hilarious Leslie Goshko (above left)—at the Manhattan Monologue Slam (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] Violet Krumbein demonstrating she’s one of the most darkly funny talents in NYC, and the debut of “a one-man family sitcom,” in the double-bill Human Painkiller and Sertainly Seth (8:00 pm),

superb comics Jessica Delfino, Ray Devito, RG Daniels, and Vicki Ferentinos, plus improv troupe Fat Penguin, at the free Shrink (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] an entirely improvised musical from genius improv duo Eliza Skinner and Glennis McMurray, and an improvised soap opera, in the double-bill I Eat Pandas and Hot Lather: As the Diamond Burns (9:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] and a free, laid-back, and occasionally magical variety show where virtually anything can happen on a School Night (11:00).

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