NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 2/24/10

February 24, 2010

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Stand-up legend Marc Maron performs tonight with Eugene Mirman and other wonderful comics at Big Terrific

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] 7:00 pm to midnight: Five free hours of improvisation in The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Stand-up comics Julian McCullough, Sean O’Connor, Joe Randazzo (Editor of The Onion), and “a special guest” (don’t know who, but it might be a certain Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star who’s is in town this week) joining hilarious hosts Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel at Totally J/K

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm ($13 online using code VIPFEB, plus 2-item min.): Daily Show star correspondent John Oliver, Daily Show Executive Producer Rory Albanese, Daily Show Producer Adam Lowitt, and more performing stand-up at this monthly event: The Daily Show and Friends

[FREE] 8:00: NYC stand-ups Sue Funke, Dave Greek, Roger Aylward, Joel Stice, Nate Min, and Jay Sullivan performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Wonderful stand-ups Marc Maron, Eugene Mirman, Kumail Nanjiani, Mike Lawrence, and Greg Barris performing at a free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman: Big Terrific

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): One of the finest comedic storytelling shows in the country, in which brilliant writer/performers—who tonight are Chris Gethard, Anthony Atamanuik, John Flynn, Jon Gabrus, and wonderful host David Martin—tell tales that are brutally honest and utterly hilarious, with tonight’s special theme “4th Year Anniversary: Greatest Hits!”: The Nights of Our Lives

9:30 pm party/networking/cookies, 10:00 pm show ($10): Sharp NYC stand-ups Joe Derosa, Joe Mande, Mara Heron, and Brian Jian performing -up at 10:00 pm, preceded by a networking event at 9:30 pm mixing folks from the NYC theatre and comedy scenes, hosted by Christian Polanco: Hold for the Laughs

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:00 pm ($13 online using code VIPFEB, plus 2-item min.): A monthly gathering of top comedy talent—tonight including Todd Barry, Godfrey, Omid Singh, and quite probably “a special surprise guest”—performing at ComedyJuice

[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

For the best of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, please click here.

For full details, please visit