NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 9/16/09

September 16, 2009

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Leslie Goshko will be presenting a bottle of "Sideshow Sauce" to the winner of tonight's trivia contest at the carnival-like storytelling extravaganza Sideshow Goshko

Leslie Goshko will be presenting a bottle of "Sideshow Sauce" to the winner of tonight's trivia contest at the carnival-like storytelling extravaganza Sideshow Goshko

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] 7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Delightfully quirky monthly storytelling show in which comics and comedic yarn-spinners are asked to reveal aspects of themselves that are odd and unusual—and that includes such carnival elements as an accordion player, and a challenging trivia contest for someone in the audience to win a bottle of wine. Tonight’s performers include Greg Barris (host of Heart of Darkness), Scott Yacyshyn (The Onion; host of Night of No BS), Katie Northlich (2-time Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion), and thoroughly charming and razor-sharp host Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Champion, UCBT, actress in last month’s FringeNYC Festival): Sideshow Goshko

7:00 pm ($5): “A parody jukebox musical that would make 2Pac roll over in his grave. If he were dead:” 2Pac: The Musical

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Sean Patton, Roger Hailes, Jared Logan (who’s guest-hosting tonight), Mike Lawrence, and David Angelo performing at a free weekly comedy show at Rodeo Bar produced by Matt Maragno: Now We’re Talking

8:00 pm ($5): A comedic musical I haven’t caught yet but is probably way fun, and a two-person sketch show, all for a mere five bucks: Girl Camp and How Rude

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Force-of-nature comedic performer Chris O’Connor (world-class sketch troupe Fearsome), plus Nate Kushner (hilarious sketch troupe A Week of Kindness), and stand-ups Chelsea White, Sean Crespo, Troy Bynum, and Michael Fisher, all performing at a free weekly East Village show hosted by Sharon “Mama” Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm:Razor-sharp stand-ups Chelsea Peretti, Joe Mande, Team Submarine, and Jordan Rubin peforming at a free weekly show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by new Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate (look for Jenny tomorrow night on the premiere of SNL’s Weekend Update Thursdays, which is at 8:00 pm on NBC), Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[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

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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