NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 9/2/09

September 2, 2009

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Scott Adsit and Tina Fey

Scott Adsit (above, with Tina Fey) & Christina Gausas create a blend of hilarious improv and thrilling theatre tonight at Adsit & Gausas

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] 6:00 pm to midnight: Six free hours of improvisation in The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Margie Kment (who’ll soon be moving to LA), Morgan Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Jamie Lee, Craig Baldo, and Dave Rosinsky at a free weekly comedy show at Rodeo Bar hosted by the luminous Margie Kment & Matt Maragno: Now We’re Talking

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Former Saturday Night Live & Daily Show star A. Whitney Brown, plus brilliant storyteller/standup Leslie Goshko, and stand-ups Mark Riccadonna, Trevor Williams, Selena Coppock, Malaika Gordon, and Liz Simons, all performing at a free weekly East Village show hosted by Sharon “Mama” Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Comedy giants Eugene Mirman and Leo Allen, plus UK TV comedy star Phil Jupitus, and sharp NYC stand-ups Rory Scovel and Brent Sullivan, at a free weekly show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): 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

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Host Justin Purnell (The Colbert Report) provides a mix of guests who perform stand-up, improv, sketch, and occasionally acts that defy categorization. The level of talent can vary wildly—but for some (like me), that’s part of the laid-back fun. Come support the experimentation, and periodic magical surprises, that this uniquely organic rollercoaster of a show makes possible: School Night

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