NYC Top Comedy Choices for Thursday 3/17/11

March 17, 2011

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Becky Drysdale

Beloved ace improvisor Becky Drysdale performs tonight as half of comedy duo "Drysdale & Gausas"

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $12 marked with $) include:

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Some of NYC’s top comedic singer/songwriters—Corn Mo, Kimmy Gatewood, Ben Lerman, and Amy Miles—plus ace sketch/improv comic Matt Higgins performing haiku and Joe Schiappa doing poetry—will rock the house in a show hosted by Nathan Phillips: Dealing With My Feelings

[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) performing 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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Jordan Klepper and Laura Grey perform an acclaimed sketch show in which “they’re bringing their baggage to the stage and dumping it all on you” in Baggage; and in the other half of this double-bill, a sketch show from duo Two Fun Men

8:00 pm ($5): Veteran improvisors Megan Gray & Louis Kornfeld team up to perform as improv duo MegaLou

[$] 8:00 pm ($26.75 & 2-drink min.)  A stand-up who’s famed for his improv work on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, has appeared on Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, and Comedy Central, and currently co-stars on the Nickelodeon comedy series True Jackson VP, headlining tonight through Sunday at the Carolines Comedy Club: Greg Proops

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($12): NYC stand-ups Christian Finnegan (co-star of TBS’ Are We There Yet?; three Comedy Central specials; commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show), Neal Brennan (co-creator of Chapelle’s Show), Liz Miele (Comedy Central), and Sam Morril, plus superb musical guests Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Mike Doughty (Sad Man Happy Man, Soul Coughing), performing at Comedy Below Canal

[FREE] 9:00ish pm: Typically terrific NYC stand-ups performing on this weekly show at the Kabin Bar and Lounge hosted by Chesley Calloway and a guest-host (while Sean Patton shares his gifts with other cities): Comedy as a Second Language

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Two of the finest improvisors on the planet, Christina Gausas (Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report, Let’s Have a Ball, Adsit & Gausas) and Becky Drysdale (Baby Wants Candy, Let’s Have a Ball), debut tonight as a highly promising new duo: Drysdale & Gausas

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($8): A terrific all-gal lineup of stand-ups, consisting of Andrea Rosen (HBO’sFlight of the Conchords, Comedy Central’s Stella, Variety SHAC, superb one-woman show Ding Dong Meow, winner of the 2011 ECNY Award for Best Stand-Up), Erin Lennox (razor-sharp rising star, co-host of Fresh; for a sample of Erin’s dynamite Seriously Sports show, please click here), Ilana Glazer (Jimmy Fallon, Web series Broad City), Kara Klenk, and Sasheer Zamata: Smart Women

10:00 pm ($5): “The Magnet’s premier slow comedy team creates a universe of unique sensation, demonstrations, and displays appealing to the sensible and nervous alike” as improv troupe The Boss

[TOP PICK] 11:00 pm ($5): Tipping a hat to St. Patrick’s day, this Irish-flavored edition features two improv troupes competing for audience laughs and votes as Policemen vs. Leprechauns—including Ben Rodgers as one of the cops—at what’s sure to be an especially raucous installment of Cage Match

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wed. 11/10/10

November 10, 2010

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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] 6:30 pm ($5): “Remember being a child and learning your lessons from stories read to you by your teachers and parents? Well, grown-ups need lessons too. From sex to relationships to financial stability to parking regulations, there are a host of life issues that need to be navigated. Join Percy Rutherford as he brings to life a collection of fairy tales and fables with morals for adults in this one-man show, plus puppets:” Fairy Tale Theatre, 18 & Over

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A delightful tale of heartbreak by Leslie Meisel—who manages the impressive feat of being adorable, sexy, and hilarious all at the same time, and is a sharp comedic talent very much worth keeping an eye on—quite ably abetted by co-writer Megan Neuringer in one of the smartest theatrical shows to grace UCBT this year: Love Can Suck a Dick…and So Can I

Plus “seven family members, friends, coworkers and a neighbor of seven weeks accidentally ruin their final goodbyes,” performed by such stellar talents as Lennon Parham and (once again) Leslie Meisel in Oh My God, I Heard You’re Dying!

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5; includes copious homemade treats): Matt McCarthy (Comedy Central, AMC, Verizon FIOS guy, Front Page Films, The Other Guys, comedy CD Come Clean), Nick Turner (co-host of Too Cool for School), Selena Coppock (College Humor, McSweeney’s), and Matt Wayne performing stand-up at at Karma Lounge (51 First Avenue, off 3rd Street) with hosts Aalap Patel and the delightful Chelsea White (MTV, College Humor)—for a video promo, please click here—at It’s Not That Serious

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Eyton Mirksy (composer for the feature film Happiness), brilliantly funny writer/singer Jessica Delfino (enjoys singing songs about her vagina, as demonstrated by her CD Dirty Folk Rock; created the hilarious and wildly popular YouTube animated short film I Wanna Be Famous; has a cool MySpace page, and an even cooler blog; to get a feel for Jessica’s amazing range and talent, please click here), Eliza Skinner (Conan O’Brien, MTV, genius musical improvisor) Street Seidel (College Humor iconic stand-up), and more performing at the East Village’s Angels and Kings with delightful dark humor host Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): Adsit & Gausas have virtually become legends as one of the most brilliant and passionate duos in improv comedy for making up theatrical scenes on the spot with breathtaking skill. Scott Adsit is now busy doing other things, but in his place is Becky Drysdale boldly ready to create a whole new era of magic in tonight’s debut of Drysdale & Gausas

[TOP PICK] 10:00 pm ($5 at the door with code PIZZA PIZZA): From Examiner.com:” I can sell this show in 10 words or less…pasties, beautiful ladies, hysterical comedy, a house band, and beer…done. The electric trio made up of Jessica Delfino, Diane O’Debra, and Steph Sabelli (who both sing raunchy songs and perform sketch comedy) put on their smashing monthly variety show Skits n Tits that can only be described as hilarious, bad ass, and sexy. Catch some of the hottest up and coming acts in burlesque and comedy.” Tonight’s guests include stand-up Mike Amato plus burlesque stars The Chi-Ciones, all performing in The Bowery Poetry Club at the monthly extravaganza known at Skits ‘n’ Tits

[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

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Sunday 8/29/10

August 29, 2010

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Friends with a Benefit

A gala fundraiser featuring Rachel Maddow and Mike Birbiglia, and hosted by Adsit & Gausas: Friends with a Benefit

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 ($50 orchestra, $40 balcony): Christina Gausas & Scott Adsit (genius improv duo Adsit & Gausas) host a blowout fundraiser for the American Bird Conservancy’s efforts in the Gulf, featuring such stars as Rachel Maddow, Ira Glass, Mike Birbiglia, and Michelle Collins, plus musicians Lucy Wainwright Roche, Barkuna, and Erin McKeown, performing at Town Hall for one night only: Friends with a Benefit

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($10) and 9:30 pm [FREE]: UCBT’s signature improv comedy extravaganza, which typically includes stars in the improv world, and sometimes even TV & movie stars such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz: ASSSCAT 3000

[FREE] 8:00 pm: Jess Wood (HBO’s Def Comedy Jam), Nick Turner (co-host of Too Cool For School), Neal Stasny, and David Cope performing at RG Daniels’ free weekly show at the Three of Cups East Village lounge: Sunday Night Stand-Up

[FREE] 8:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Jena Friedman, Sean Donnelly, Sean O’Connor, John F. O’Donnell, Jason Good, and Anton Shuford performing at Calise Hawkins’ free weekly show at The Fat Black Pussy Cat (130 West 3rd Street): S’Weird Man

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Del Harrison, Jeff Joseph, John Moses, and David Cope performing at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) hosted by Hannibal Buress (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock): Comedy Night

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Andrea Rosen, Brent Sullivan, Sean Crespo, and Adam Sokol performing in the East Village’s Beauty Bar at Vince Averill’s & Jesse Popp’s free weekly extravaganza Beauty Bar Comedy

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 4/14/10

April 14, 2010

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Scott Adsit and Tina Fey

Scott Adsit (above, with Tina Fey) & Christina Gausas create a blend of hilarious improv and thrilling theatre 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:

7:00 pm ($5): Talented sketch comic John Phillips (Mace Bacon) performs a one-man show in which he plays a variety of diverse characters: An Evening with John Phillips

[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.): Adam Wade (two-time Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion and record-breaking 10-time StorySlam Champion; for Adam’s award-winning tale of being an NBC page on Conan O’Brien, please click here) hosts other superb yarn-spinners inOchi’s Lounge sharing their favorite real-life campus anecdotes at True Tales of College

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): 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), Baron Vaughn (co-star of USA’sFacing Kate and Comedy Central’s The Awkward Comedy Show, MTV, VH1), and more join best bud hosts Noah Garfinkel & Joe Mande (author of Look At This F*cking Hipster) at Totally J/K

[FREE] 8:30: Bruce Cherry, Marian Rosin, Daniel Rockdale, Quenegonde de Saint Marie, Martin Morrow, Liz Simons, and Alison Grillo performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell:Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Hannibal Buress (red-hot rising star; staff writer for Saturday Night Live; Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, concert film The Awkward Comedy Show; 2010 ECNY Award for Best Male Stand-Up), Leo Allen (HBO, Saturday Night LiveConan O’brien, Comedy Central Presents, host of top NYC comedy show Whiplash), Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation), Patrick Borelli (long-time writer/performer for Conan O’Brien, author of Holy Headshot), and Julian Mccullough (Comedy Central Presents) performing at this free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri: 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.k.a. 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

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 3/24/10

March 24, 2010

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Scott Adsit

Genius comics Scott Adsit (above) and Christina Gausas perform breathtaking & hilarious relationship improv 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] 6:00 pm ($5): Comedy giant Eugene Mirman, Poez the Poet, and musician Franklin Bruno are the guests at this evening’s live broadcast of the WFMU radio show 7 Second Delay

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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): The delightful Andrée Vermeulen performing a one-woman show in which she applies for “The Greatest French Person in the World Award” only to discover a terrible family secret involving waffles—and while performance trumps material here, Andrée is a fresh young talent worth discovering (for a memorable show highlight, shot with Andrée’s real-life boyfriend Thomas Middleditch, please click here); plus real-life married couple James Eason & Jessica Allen, who are both superb veteran improvisors, stretching themselves with this new scripted sketch show directed by Rachel Hamilton, in the double-bill French Toast and D-Bags, A-Holes & Lovers

[FREE] 8:00: NYC stand-ups John Flynn, Claudia Cogan, Amy Beckerman, Nick Zimmerman, Mick DiFlo, and Troy Bynum performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Lightning-fast & thoroughly hilarious Pete Holmes (one of the very best stand-ups in the country; Comedy Central Presents, The Daily Show, John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up, VH1’s Best Week EverThe New Yorker, host of hit shows Punch Up Your Life and Gutbucket), Jesse Popp, Roger Hailes, and Bob Powers performing at this free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Max Silvestri, Jenny Slate 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

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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 HyReviews.com.


NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 2/2/10

February 2, 2010

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A powerhouse cast of comics—Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Rebecca Drysdale, Christina Gausas, and Jim Santangeli—improvise the same scenes over and over in honor of Groundhog Day

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] 8:00 pm ($5): Elna Baker (brilliant storyteller, talented cartoonist, and bestselling author of the comedic book The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance), Ted Rall (The Year of Loving Dangerously), and Laura Hudson (ComicsAlliance) joining super-hosts Alex Zalben, Justin Tyler, and Pete LePage in a lively & hilarious discussion about four-color pop culture at Comic Book Club

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm (no cover, one drink min.): Craig Baldo, Liz Miele, Brent Sullivan, and John F. O’Donnell performing at Cellar 58 (58 Second Avenue) with delightful host Abbi Crutchfield and comedic rapster Andrew Singer: Positively Awesome

8:00 pm to midnight ($5): Four full hours of improv for only five bucks—tonight featuring UCBT house troupes Ragnaröck, Badman, Robber Baron, Bastian, and Penthouse Riot
followed by a powerhouse cast—Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Rebecca Drysdale, Christina Gausas, and Jim Santangeli—improvising the same scene over and over in honor of Groundhog Day—all at Harold Night

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm ($5): Storytelling star Tom Shillue, superb comedic singer/songwriter Ben Lerman, and LA stand-up Moshe Kaster performing at the Housingworks Bookstore Cafe for a free weekly show tonight guest-hosted by Jared Logan and Nick Vatterott: Punch Up Your Life

[TOP PICK] 9:00 pm ($5): Aasif Mandvi, Livia Scott, Baron Vaughn, Amy Schumer, and possibly a “surprise guest” performing at The Slipper Room for the LES weekly show hosted by the wonderful Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, VH1): Sweet

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-ups Jay Hoskins, Jack Haley, Alexandra Kahanim, Mickey Corporon, David Carl, and Devin Sanchez telling tales about their first time doing something (subject is up to them) performing in Ochi’s Lounge at Rachel Axelrod’s & Evan Morgenstern’s SNC: The Virgin Chronicles

9:30 pm ($5): “Where there is a stage and a piano, she will be there. Where there are strangers with embarrassing stories, she will be there. Where there is a group of people willing to sit and watch someone make up songs, she will be there. A one-woman musical improv journey through the lives of the audience. You tell the story, Rebecca Vigil sings the soundtrack:”  The Vigilante

[FREE] 11:00 pm: Free open-mic stand-up show that’s seldom much fun for audience members but is a nice opportunity if you want 4-5 minutes to test out your comedy material on stage: Bring It

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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 9/2/09

September 2, 2009

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Scott Adsit and Tina Fey

Scott Adsit (above, with Tina Fey) & Christina Gausas create a blend of hilarious improv and thrilling theatre 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:

[FREE] 6:00 pm to midnight: Six free hours of improvisation in The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Superb stand-ups Margie Kment (who’ll soon be moving to LA), Morgan Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Jamie Lee, Craig Baldo, and Dave Rosinsky at a free weekly comedy show at Rodeo Bar hosted by the luminous Margie Kment & Matt Maragno: Now We’re Talking

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:00 pm: Former Saturday Night Live & Daily Show star A. Whitney Brown, plus brilliant storyteller/standup Leslie Goshko, and stand-ups Mark Riccadonna, Trevor Williams, Selena Coppock, Malaika Gordon, and Liz Simons, all performing at a free weekly East Village show hosted by Sharon “Mama” Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Comedy giants Eugene Mirman and Leo Allen, plus UK TV comedy star Phil Jupitus, and sharp NYC stand-ups Rory Scovel and Brent Sullivan, at a free weekly show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): An hour-long play made up on the spot by razor-sharp, passionate improvisors Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Moral Orel) and Christina Gausas (Conan O’Brien, The Colbert Report) at Adsit & Gausas

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 11:00 pm: Host Justin Purnell (The Colbert Report) provides a mix of guests who perform 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. Come support the experimentation, and periodic magical surprises, that this uniquely organic rollercoaster of a show makes possible: School Night

For full details, please visit HyReviews.com.

For FringeNYC 2009 Encore Series coverage, please click here.