NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 5/6/09

May 6, 2009

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Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

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 (6:00 pm-midnight),

[TOP PICK] an hour-long play made up on the spot by razor-sharp, passionate improvisors Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Moral Orel) and Christina Gausas (Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report) at Adsit & Gausas (7:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] some of the funniest humans alive—Nick Kroll (new feature film I Love You Man; co-star of HBO’s The Life & Times of Tim, FOX’s Sit Down, Shut Up, CBS’ Worst Week, ABC’s Cavemen), Pete Holmes (genius stand-up; Comedy Central, VH1, Punch Up Your Life, The New Yorker), and Joe Mande (winner of 2008 ECNY Award for Best Emerging Comic; co-host of Totally J/K)—at a free weekly Brooklyn extravaganza hosted by Gabe Liedman, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific (8:00ish pm),

[FREE] Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central, MTV, Cloverfield, Shoot the Messenger), Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central, VH1, host of Tell Your Friends), Matt Ruby, Jay Nog, Dan Mahony, and Aalap Patel at a free weekly comedy show hosted by Matt Maragno: Now We’re Talking (8:00 pm),

[FREE] Star Trek improv troupe Start Trekkin’, and NYC stand-ups EJ Murphy, Seth Madej, Daniel Michael, Emmy Rivera, and Malaika Gordon at a free show hosted by Sharon “Mama” Spell: Shrink (8:00 pm),

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

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 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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