NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 9/23/09

September 23, 2009

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YouTube sensation Miranda Sings shares her hate mail on tonight's Rejection Show

YouTube sensation Miranda Sings shares her fan hate mail on 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] 6:00 pm to midnight: Six free hours of improvisation in The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A comedic musical I’ll finally be catching tonight and am expecting to be way fun, and Mike Still, Leslie Meisel, and writer Geoff Garlock performing five terrifying sketch comedy tales that I also expect to be way fun, in the delightfully mismatched double-bill Girl Camp and I Laughed Until I Died

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($15): One of the most talented, sexy, funny, and beloved rising stars to come out of the NYC comedy scene, and who’s since moved to LA but is debuting a comedic one-act play tonight at Ars Nova: Kimmy Gatewood: Make Up Break Up!

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Sharp NYC stand-ups Jared Logan (who’s guest-hosting tonight), Myq Kaplan, Liam McEneaney, Sean O’Connor, and John F. O’Donnell performing at a free weekly comedy show at Rodeo Bar produced by Matt Maragno: Now We’re Talking

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Stellar storyteller Melanie Hamlett, plus stand-ups Brent Sullivan, Lee Rubenstein, Leah Bonnema, Mick Diflo, and M. Dickson performing at a free weekly East Village show hosted by Sharon “Mama” Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Superb stand-ups Kumail Nanjiani (SNL, The Colbert Report, writer/performer on Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues), Sean Patton (darkly smart, funny comic; Comedy Central), DC Benny (Comedy Central Presents special), and Edith Zimmerman performing 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 SNL’s Weekend Update Thursdays 8:00 pm on NBC), Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Hilarious YouTube sensation Miranda Sings (for samples of this wildly popular parody act, please click here and here), brilliant writer-comics Kumail Nanjiani (SNL, The Colbert Report, writer/performer on Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues) and Joe Mande (co-host of superb NYC live comedy show Totally J/K; writing book for St. Martin’s Press based on his blog Look at This Fucking Hipster), and more share their “very special” fan feedback at Jon Friedman’s The Rejection Show: You’ve Got Hate Mail Edition

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10-$15 suggested donation): A networking party mixing NYC theatre and comedy folks from 9:30 to 10:00 pm, and then a full-blown comedy show with brilliant storyteller Ophira Eisenberg, and stand-ups Hari Kondabolu, Amy Johnson, and Dave Greek at The Sage Theatre, hosted by Christian Polanco (taking the reins from the luminous Margie Kment, who’s now busy becoming a star in LA) at Hold for the Laughs

[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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For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.

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