NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 3/11/09

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Todd Barry

Todd Barry

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:

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

[TOP PICK] [$] one of the funniest men in the world performing a deliciously long, wry headlining set at Carolines: Todd Barry (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] [$] two of NYC’s best rising comedy stars, Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central, MTV, Cloverfield, Shoot the Messenger) and Joe Mande (Totally J/K, Workdays with Maury), performing long stand-up sets at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Baron Vaughn & Joe Mande (7:30 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),

[TOP PICK] superb comics Kurt Braunohler (sketch comedy master, frequently in partnership with Kristen Schaal), Andres du Bouchet (Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, FOX’s Talkshow with Spike Feresten), Andrea Rosen (Comedy Central, VH1, Variety SHAC), and Roger Hailes (Chappelle’s Show, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, Bravo) at a free weekly Brooklyn extravaganza hosted by Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] superb NYC stand-ups & sketch performers Jason Trachtenberg, The Bitter Poet, Dan Allen, Katina Corrao, E.J. Murphy, and Seth Madej at the free Shrink (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] three popular NYC sketch troupes—Elephant Larry, BriTANick, and Rue Brutalia—each performing one of their most popular bits and one of their personal favorites in the very fun sketch revue A-Side/B-Side (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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