NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wednesday 2/23/11

February 23, 2011

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The Nights of Our Lives

Don't miss the blowout Fifth Anniversary of one of the greatest comedic storytelling shows of all time: The Nights 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] 6:00 pm to midnight: Six free hours of improvisation at The PIT’s Super Free Wednesday

[TOP PICK] [$] 7:30 pm ($5.50 & 2-drink min.)  Some of the very finest stand-ups in the country performing for this wonderful showcase hosted by Joe Mande at the Carolines Comedy Club: John Mulaney, Wyatt Cenac, and Joe & Noah

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Scott Adsit (cast member of 30 Rock, and co-writer/director/producer & cast member of Adult Swim’s awesome & Emmy-winning Moral Orel) teaming up with fellow 30 Rock actor John Lutz (who previously spent six years as a staff writer for Saturday Night Live) to form a super-smart and hilarious new improv duo who should not be missed: John & Scott

8:00 pm ($5): NYC stand-ups Jared Logan, Nikki Glaser, Tim Dimond, Alice Wetterlund, and Matt Maragno, plus musical guest Joe Yoga, performing at Brooklyn’s Hank’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Saloon (46 Third Avenue at Atlantic) for this free weekly show hosted by Brooke Van Poppelen (brilliant stand-up, writer, and storyteller; TLC, blogger for trutV; for stand-up videos about overindulging at 30 and impersonating Morrisey, please click here and here) and Giulia Rozzi (Jimmy Kimmel, MTV, VH1, Playgirl Magazine, co-host of Stripped Stories): Dive Comedy

[FREE] 8:30 pm: Usually terrific NYC stand-ups (not yet announced this week) performing at the East Village’s Angels and Kings for this free weekly show hosted by delightful dark humor comic Jena Friedman: Entertaining the Bartender

[FREE] 9:00 pm: NYC stand-ups Erin Judge (Comedy Central), Katina Corrao (HBO, Comedy Central), Mike Cotayo, Nate Min , Brian Samonek, Dave Konig performing at this free weekly show at Luca Bar (119 St. Marks Place) hosted by Sharon Spell: Shrink

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($5): One of the finest comedic storytelling shows in the country, in which brilliant writer/performers—who tonight are Chris Gethard, Andrea Rosen, Adam Wade, Anthony Atamanuik, John Flynn, and wonderful host David Martin—tell tales that are brutally honest and utterly hilarious, with tonight’s theme the show’s Fifth Anniversary (and yes, there might even be some free cake): The Nights of Our Lives

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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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NYC Top Comedy Choices for Wed. 12/30/09

December 30, 2009

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Some of the most brilliant storytellers in NYC bid a fond farewell to comedy genius Curtis Gwinn (who's leaving for fame & fortune in LA) at a very special edition of The Nights 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] [$] 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm ($42 & 2-drink min.): A stand-up comedy superstar completing his headlining run tonight (with Amy Schumer) at Carolines: Dave Attell

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($5): Saturday Night Live’s Jenny Slate & her comedy partner Gabe Liedman, always inventive & surreal Jon Daly (Cracked Out, Mystery Team), and Gabe Delahaye (writer/editor of Videogum.com) joining hilarious hosts Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel at Totally J/K

[FREE] 8:00: NYC stand-ups Bruce Cherry, Colin Dempsey, Vicki Ferentinos, Rob Gorden, Pat O’Shea, and Gerard Mignone performing at this free weekly show hosted by Sharon Spell and Emmy Rivera: Shrink

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 8:30 pm: Saturday Night Live’s Jenny Slate, musical improv beatbox genius Reggie Watts (Jimmy Fallon, The Electric Company), Kumail Nanjiani (David Letterman, Comedy Central), Rory Scovel, and Andy Haynes performing at a 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): One of the finest comedic storytelling shows in the country, in which brilliant writer/performers—who tonight are Curtis Gwinn, Chris Gethard, Anthony Atamanuik, Brian Finkelstein, and wonderful host David Martin—tell tales that are brutally honest and utterly hilarious, with tonight’s special theme a farewell to comedy genius Curtis Gwinn (Death by Roo Roo, Adult Swim), who’s leaving us to pursue fame and fortune in LA: The Nights of Our Lives

[TOP PICK] [$] 9:30 pm ($50 ticket; plus $12 min. if you sit at a table): A comic who’s been a movie star and singer, and has experienced a roller coaster career but remains a performer unlike any other, doing a new show with her band at Joe’s Pub through New Year’s Eve: Sandra Bernhard

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 10:00 pm ($10 online using code DEAL, plus 2-item min.): A monthly gathering of top comedy talent—tonight including musical improv beatbox genius Reggie Watts (Jimmy Fallon, The Electric Company), Christian Finnegan (three Comedy Central specials, commentator on MNBC’s Countdown with Keith Oberman and VH1’s Best Week Ever; Chappelle’s Show, The Today Show),
Wyatt Cenac (correspondent for The Daily Show), Sean Patton, James Harris, and Rob O’Reilly—performing at ComedyJuice

[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 full details, please visit HyReviews.com.