NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 11/3/10

November 3, 2010

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Louis C.K.

Interviews with two extraordinary comics tonight: Louis C.K. (above) at the Paley Center for Media, and Lewis Black at Union Square Barnes & Noble

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] [FREE] 7:30 pm: Star Daily Show commentator and author of the new book I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas interviewed by Bill Scheft at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square (33 East 17th Street): Lewis Black

[TOP PICK] 7:30ish pm ($10 at the door or $12.75 online): A monthly comedy show in which top storytellers tell a personal tale that in some way incorporates a lesson learned at college (for a write-up of last month’s amazing debut, please click here)—with tonight’s lineup consisting of host Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central, VH1, Showtime, The Liar Show), Martin Dockery, (London Fringe Festival award winner), Brad Lawrence (Moth GrandSlam Champion), Andy Ross, and Tracy Rowland—performing at Brooklyn’s Union Hall for producer Adam Magazine’s You Went to College For That?

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Superb sketch troupes The Harvard Sailing Team, The Franco & Billy Show, BoF, and Paul Downs performing at this special event: Best of NY Sketch

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Genius improvisors Anthony King, Gavin Speiller, Neil Casey, Jon Gabrus, and more performing at this special event: UCBT Improv All-Stars

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:30 pm ($25 live, $10 via closed circuit viewing room): An interview about the extraordinary FX series Louie with its creator/writer/director/editor/star at the Paley Center for Media: A Conversation with Louis C.K.

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:30 pm ($16.50 & two-drink min.): Stand-ups Morgan Murphy, Donnell Rawlings, Joe Mande, Kurt Metzger, and host Bobby Lee performing at the Carolines Comedy Club (while being broadcast on Comedy Central’s!): Live

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Some of the finest comics in the world—who tonight include UK star Glenn Wool and Jon Glaser (star of Adult Swim’s Delocated)—guest-hosted by comedy genius Sean Patton (Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, VH1) at Whiplash

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For the best of Bill Hicks, please click here.