NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 4/28/10

April 28, 2010

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Andrea Rosen and Anthony Atamanuik will tell breathtakingly honest & hilarious tales of their crushes at The Night of Our LIves

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

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): A blowout gathering of wonderful comics—Dave Hill, Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, Kurt Braunohler, Becky Yamamoto, and international hula hoop artist Miss Saturn—performing at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge Street between Broome and Grand Streets; take the B/D subway to Grand Street) hosted by brilliant comedic singer/songwriter Adira Amram and her musical group The Experience, with Adira thoroughly living up to the title of her new monthly show: Electric!

8:00 pm ($5): “A new one-hour rant about everything evil” from terrific stand-up Jamie Kilstein: No War, No God, No Nickelback

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30: Superb NYC storytellers Andy Christie and Peter Aguero, stand-ups Dan Hirshon and Jacqueline Kabat, and musical guests Dana Lishs & Colin Dempsey and The Bridgets Fitzgerald, all performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: John Mulaney (writer/performer for Saturday Night LiveConan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, VH1’s Best Week Ever; for John’s great bit on this past Saturday’s Weekend Update, please click here), Joe Mande (Comedy Central, VH1; co-host ofTotally J/K; author of new book Look at This F*cking Hipster), Canadian comic Sabrina Jalees, and Jay Larson—performing at this free weekly comedy show at Brooklyn’s Cameo (behind Lovin’ Cup) hosted by Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri: Big Terrific

[MEGA-TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): One of the finest comedic storytelling shows in the country, in which brilliant writer/performers—who tonight are Anthony Atamanuik, Andrea Rosen, John Flynn, MIchael Hogen, and wonderful host David Martin—tell tales that are brutally honest and utterly hilarious, with tonight’s can’t-be-missed theme “Crushes:” The Nights of Our Lives

[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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