NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 11/11/09

November 11, 2009

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Jonathan Ames

Jonathan Ames, the creator of HBO's superb series Bored to Death, is interviewed tonight on Carl Arnheiter's Inside Joke

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

7:00 pm ($5): A superb improvisor & comedic performer tries out material for a one-man show: Will Hines

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Top writers and comedians—who tonight are the powerhouse line-up Jessi Klein, Leslie Goshko, Robin Gelfenbien, and Jim O’Grady—join world-class storyteller Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion and record-breaking 10-time StorySlam Champion; for Adam’s award-winning tale of being an NBC page on Conan O’Brien, please click here) in Ochi’s Lounge to share their favorite true campus anecdotes at True Tales From College

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Carl Arnheiter interviewing a novelist and the creator of HBO’s superb series Bored to Death: Inside Joke with Jonathan Ames

[FREE] 8:00: NYC stand-ups John Morrison, Karith Foster, Moody McCarthy, Mick Diflo, Eric Vetter, and Dave Greek performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[FREE] 8:30 pm: Kurt Braunohler, Patrick Borelli, Noah Garfinkel, and Rory Scovel performing at a free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Brilliantly funny Dave Hill tells of his adventures overseas, and a one-man show about extreme gay-phobia, in the double-bill Dave Hill: Big in Japan and Brent Sullivan: Fag Life

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Host Justin Purnell (The Colbert Report) providing as many as a dozen guests packed into 75 minutes performing 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; and this is often one of the most amazing comedy shows in town. Come support the experimentation, and periodic magical surprises, that this uniquely organic rollercoaster of a show makes possible—and don’t forget to toss $1 in the bucket on your way out: School Night

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