NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 5/13/09

May 13, 2009

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Beloved fake newspaper The Onion is the focus of tonight's Rejection Show

Beloved fake newspaper The Onion is the focus of tonight's Rejection Show

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] stellar storyteller Adam Wade and comic Jake Goldman hosting a show in which top writers and comedians—who tonight are Brad Lawrence, Phaea Crede, Jennifer Glick, and Molly McCloy—share their favorite true campus anecdotes at Real Tales of College (7:30 pm),

[TOP PICK] an entirely improvised musical from genius comedy duo Eliza Skinneer and Glennis McMurray: I Eat Pandas (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] some of the top comics in NYC—Jessi Klein (Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, CNN, Adult Swim), DC Benny (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Chris Gethard (brilliant comedic storyteller & improvisor; The Stepfathers, The Nights of Our Lives, Magic Box of Stories, Weird New York), Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, award-winning Verizon FIOS guy), and Craig Baldo (Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central)—gathered to celebrate Gabe Liedman’s birthday at a free weekly Brooklyn extravaganza hosted by Gabe, Jenny Slate, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific (8:00ish pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] Donald Glover (30 Rock, Derrick), Giulia Rozzi (VH1, Stripped Stories), Sean O’Connor (VH1, NPR’s This American Life), Jonathan Morvay, and Matthew Rittberg at a free weekly comedy show hosted by Matt Maragno & the luminous Margie Kment: Now We’re Talking (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] [FREE] terrific stand-ups Jon Fisch, Moody McCarthy, Giulia Rozzi, Matt Ruby, Robin Cloud, and The Bitter Poet at a free show hosted by Sharon “Mama” Spell: Shrink (8:00 pm),

[TOP PICK] a show showcasing rejected material by top writers and comedic performers, tonight focusing on beloved weekly fake newspaper The Onion: Jon Friedman’s The Rejection Show (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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