NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 2/4/09

February 4, 2009

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Justin Purnell

Justin Purnell

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

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

[TOP PICK] brilliantly funny and sexy rising star Adira Amram’s unique show combining hilarious original songs, dancing, and spoofing of female sexuality mixed with incredible physical energy—and tonight featuring backup dancers and rockin’ band The Experience—at Adira Amram is an American Idol (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] one of the most razor-sharp and uproariously funny storytellers in the country performing a one-man show that should not be missed: Chris Gethard’s Magic Box of Stories (8:00 pm),

talented stand-ups Joe Pontillo, H. Alan Scott, Adam Lehman, Dan Upham, and Susan Alexander at the free Shrink (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] terrific comics Wyatt Cenac, Chelsea Peretti, Todd Levin, and Will Hines performing in Brooklyn at a free show hosted by the hilarious Joe Mande & Noah Garfinkel: Totally J/K (9:30 pm),

[MEGA-TOP PICK] and what’s likely to be one of the most magical and memorable events of the year, a 5th Anniversary celebration of Justin Purnell’s wonderful weekly comedic variety show, tonight featuring Todd Barry, John Mulaney, Aubrey Plaza, The Buffoons, Krompf, and a breathtaking collection of other comics from Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, HBO, in a blow-out spectacular that may run past midnight and proves anything can happen on a School Night (9:30 pm).

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