NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 7/6/11

July 6, 2011

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Sara Schaefer and Nikki Glaser

Sara Schaefer & Nikki Glaser celebrate their 25th stellar comedy podcast at You Had to Be There...

Sacapuntas

...and a whole bunch of wonderful comedy talent performs tonight at Sacapuntas!

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): Top comics Todd Barry (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, FX’s Louie, HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Bored to Death, Adult Swim, feature films The Wrestler and Pete Smalls is Dead) and Kurt Braunohler (Comedy Central; creator & host of IFC game show Pointless; co-creator & co-star of UK TV series Penelope: Princess of Pets; co-host of Hot Tub Variety; triple 2011 ECNY Award winner) are interviewed live on stage for the 25th edition of a superb podcast by wonderful stand-ups Sara Schaefer (inventive, luminous comic; Emmy-nominated staff writer for Jimmy Fallon; VH1’s Best Week Ever) and Nikki Glaser (Jay Leno, La\st Comic Standing): You Had to Be There

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($8 at the door, $6.84 online with discount code Supermango): Michael Showalter (MTV’s The State, comedy troupe Stella, writer/star of feature films The Baxter and Wet Hot American Summer and Comedy Central’s Michael & MIchael Have Issues; author of bestselling new book Mr. Funny Pants), Harvard Sailing Team (one of the finest sketch troupes in the world), Mike Recine (sharp stand-up), and Dan Kennedy (McSweeney’s, The Moth) performing at the Bowery Poetry Club with host Dan Allen: Sacapuntas!

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5—which includes a free beer!): Kurt Braunohler (Comedy Central; creator & host of IFC game show Pointless; co-creator & co-star of UK TV series Penelope: Princess of Pets;co-host of Hot Tub Variety; triple 2011 ECNY Award winner), James Adomian (Last Comic Standing), Keith Robinson (Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn), and Sheng Wang (Comedy Central) performing at The Creek in Queens’ Long Island City hosted by Nick Turner: Monsters

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Leo Allen (former writer for Saturday Night LiveComedy Central Presents, Conan O’Brien, HBO’s Funny or Die, host of top NYC comedy show Whiplash), Christine Nangle (staff writer for Saturday Night LIve), Rob Lathan (Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central), Emily Fleming, and The Reformed Whores performing in a Brooklyn bowling alley (no, seriously) called The Gutter (200 North 14th Street) hosted by Aaron Glaser & Lee Rubenstein: Get Loose

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 9:00ish pm: Mindy Raf (brilliant comedic singer/songwriter; VH1), Katina Corrao (Comedy Central, HBO), Pat O’Shea (host of Ed Sullivan on Acid), Rob Gorden (sharp storyteller;Onion News Network), Sue Funke, Michael Fisher, Pandamonium, and Steve Steinberg from the People for The Ethical Treatment of Stuffed Animals (PETSA) performing at this free weekly show at the Luca Lounge (222 Avenue B off 14th Street) hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

9:30 pm ($5): A new UCBT sketch show by Ryan Karels, and another by Leah Gotcsik & Marty Johnson, in the double-bill Radio Rogue and Somebody’s in the Doghouse

[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

[FREE] 11:00 pm: Open-mic stand-up running until 1:00 am, with time divided evenly between performers (up to five minutes), at The Creek in Queens’ Long Island City with host Rob Stern: Bucket ‘O Buckets

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.

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