NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 3/10/10

March 10, 2010

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Scott Adsit

Genius comics Scott Adsit (above) and Christina Gausas perform breathtaking & hilarious relationship improv 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:

[TOP PICK] 7:00 pm ($5): What’s likely to be a world-class sketch show from critically acclaimed Chicago-based veteran comics Jordan Klepper and Steve Waltien in a rare NYC performance: Steve and Jordan Are Standing In It

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

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): Top writers and comedians joining world-class storyteller Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion (2006 & 2009) and record-breaking 15-time StorySlam Champion; The New York Times Magazine; host of hilarious monthly storytelling extravaganza The Adam Wade Show; 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 real-life campus anecdotes at True Tales of College

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): An all-white musical about fast food that claims to “give new life to the most popular songs of Tupac Shakur. Join us for a romp through all the themes held most dear to Tupac’s heart: economic oppression, dreams deferred, and mall food courts;” and superb sketch troupe Pangea 3000 performs material better than its show’s title indicates, in the double-bill 2Pac: The Musical and Pangea 3000 Sucks

[FREE] 8:00: NYC stand-ups Eric Kirchberger, Kristeen Von Hagen, Mike Lawrence, Jay Sullivan, Hanna Cohen, and Joe Pontillo performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Superb comics Sean Patton, John Mulaney, Myq Kaplan, Micah Sherman, Jack Kudoka, and Gabe Delahaye performing at this 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): Theatrical scenes made up on the spot with breathtaking skill by brilliant and passionate improvisors who are becoming one of the best comedy duos in the biz—Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Moral Orel) and Christina Gausas (Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report), a.ka. Adsit & Gausas

[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