NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 6/9/10

June 9, 2010

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Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate

Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of their Brooklyn comedy show with Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Patrick Borelli, and more at tonight's gala 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:

[TOP PICK] 6:30 pm ($5): Comedy giant Dave Hill (one of the most original and hilariously sharp alternative comics in the country; HBO, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, star of The King of MiamiThe New York Times, The Huffington Post, Salon, The Dave Hill Explosion) spends an hour telling charming and hilarious tales of his musical tour overseas at Dave Hill: Big in Japan

6:30 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): The perfect show for short attention spans—open-mic stand-up with 4½ minutes per set and 25 comics crammed into 2½ hours—at John Morrison’s Ochi’s Motel

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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): UK comic Simon Amstell performs a one-man show that’s received raves:Simon Amstell: Do Nothing

[FREE] 8:30: Stellar storytellers Kambri Crews and Peter Aguero, plus fine stand-ups Daniel St. Germain, Erin Judge, H. Alan Scott, and Dan Wilbur, performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: A blowout lineup, with comedy giants Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Patrick Borelli, and “a very super-special secret wonderful guest” performing stand-up at—and celebrating the 2-year Anniversary of—this free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Cameo(behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:30 pm: A free sneak preview of the latest Comedy Central series—which stars UCB favorites and comedy geniuses Horatio Sanz, Chris Gethard, and Chris Parnell—hosted by Chris Gethard: Big Lake

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Sara Schaefer, Charlie Todd, Craig Rowin, Bill Grandberg, and more risk seeing a whole lot of dicks as they interact with the newest Web sensation at Chatroulette Live!

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