NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 3/25/09

March 25, 2009

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Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik

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:

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

stand-up comedy plus music at Intermission (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] TV & movie star Janeane Garofalo (comedy genius who’s currently an FBI agent on FOX’s 24), Mike Birbiglia (world-class comedy star who mixes sharp stand-up with theatrical storytelling), and Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show) kicking off the debut of hilarious Joe Mande & Noah Garfinkel moving their long-running comedy show to UCBT: Totally J/K (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] one of my favorite stand-ups of all time, Anthony Jeselnik (Jimmy Fallon, HBO, Comedy Central), plus a slew of other superb comics including Sean Patton, Claudia Cogan, Dan St. Germain, and Mark Normand, launching a new free weekly comedy show co-hosted by the luminous & hilarious Margie Kment: Now We’re Talking (8:00 pm),

[$] [DISCOUNTED] lovely & witty Cathleen Carr & Daiva Deupree turning life’s darkness into comedy as Two Girls for Five Bucks (8:00 pm),

[FREE] NYC stand-ups Dan Curry, Leah Dubie, Emily Epstein, Robin Cloud, Joel Stice, Jeff Lawrence, and Rocco Supreme at the free Shrink (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] some of most razor-sharp and uproariously funny storytellers in the country—tonight including Curtis Gwinn, Eric Drysdale, John Flynn, and David Martin—telling memorable tales of “First Dates” at one of the finest shows in NYC, The Nights of Our Lives (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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