NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 3/16/11

March 16, 2011

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Nicolas Cage

Mamrie Hart

The irresistible Mamrie Hart mourns the passing of Nicolas Cage at tonight's "Celebrity Funeral"

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 at The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday

7:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 10:00 pm ($5): Magnet house troupes performing improv, followed by a free show at 11:30 pm: The Magnet’s Megawatt

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): “It is with deepest sorrow that I inform you of the loss of one of America’s greatest thespians, Nicolas Cage. From Con Air to Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, he has been in our hearts since he was Nikolas Kim Coppola. Even though his body is gone, his body of work will surely live on (primarily because he has 47 movies in post-production).” The comedy talents helping us to mourn include Hannibal Buress, Jon Friedman, Katie Schorr, Aaron Glaser, Eliot Glazer, Lee Rubenstein, and many more joining the wonderful sketch comic who’s making it all happen, the unsinkable Mamrie Hart, in Celebrity Funeral: Nicolas Cage

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5—which includes a free drink!): Jeffrey Joseph (Jay Leno), Big Jay Oakerson (Comedy Central Presents), Sheng Wang (Comedy Central Presents), and Kevin McCaffrey (David Letterman) performing stand-up at The Creek in Queens’ Long Island City: Monsters

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($16.50 & 2-drink min.): A razor-sharp stand-up who’s brilliant, darkly funny, has memorable hair, and is a staff writer on Jimmy Fallon headlining for one night only at the Carolines Comedy Club: Morgan Murphy

[TOP PICK] [$] 8:00 pm ($15 online or at the door using code MOON): Star comedic storyteller Tom Shillue (Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Comedy Central Presents, winner of the 2011 ECNY Award for Best Storyteller) performs a smart, engaging, and often hilarious one-man show at PS 122 (150 First Avenue off 9th Street ) running through April 2nd: Tom Shillue is Supernormal

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Becky Yamamoto (rave reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker, etc.; former beard-wearing member of band Stickerbook), Bruce Cherry (Comedy Central, VH1), Jeff Kreisler (Get Rich by Cheating), Subhah Agarwal, Liz Simons, and Carrie Gravenson performing at this free weekly show at the Luca Bar (119 St. Marks Place) hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Adira Amram (fresh, unique, wonderful singer/songwriter who just won a long overdue ECNY Award for Best Musical Comedy Act), Craig Rowen (instant star for his videoPlease Give Me A Million Dollars), fearless sketch troupe Murderfist, and stand-ups Adam Newman & Trevor Williams sharing material that was turned down and the stories behind them at Jon Friedman’s wonderful The Rejection Show

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Former & current Saturday Night Live writers and performers trained in Chicago do long-form improv at Comiskey

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

If you know anyone who might have a thyroid problem, please tell them about my new book: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease.