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Funny Business

Let's laugh at these comedy shows happening this week.

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Michael McDonald, Wyatt Cenac, and Amanda Seales.   

Best Week Ever
The Stand; 3/26 at 8 p.m.; 239 Third Ave., at 20th St.; 212-677-2600
The VH1 pop-culture commentary show comes to a stage near you, with sets by Amanda Seales, Pete Lee, Dan St. Germain, Janeane Garofalo, Sherrod Small, and more.

Joe Mande
The Bell House; 3/27 at 7:30 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
Before embarking on a tour with Aziz Ansari, the comic and Parks and Recreation writer returns to his old NYC stomping grounds in support of his new comedy mixtape “Bitchface,” which boasts some notable cameos from Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Amy Poehler, and more. Try before you buy: it’s streaming on Soundcloud. The show also features Wyatt Cenac and Max Silvestri.

Get It Out There
BAM; 3/27 at 9 p.m.; 30 Lafayette Ave., at Ashland Pl., Fort Greene; 718-636-4198
This free, monthly show is usually a showcase of emerging talent, but this installment's lineup is decidedly more familiar, featuring funny-man-about-town Ted Alexandro, Irish comedian Maeve Higgins, and the dry wit of Todd Barry, who recently released his Crowd Work concert film through Louis C.K.'s website (you can cop it for just five bucks).

Michael McDonald
Gotham Comedy Club; 3/28-3/30 p.m.; 208 W. 23rd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-367-9000
You're probably already familiar with McDonald from his sketch career on MADtv, and from shows like House of Lies and the movie The Heat, so here's a chance to catch his stand-up, which touches on everything from having elderly parents to dumb dogs.

Hot 97 April Fool's Show
Theater at MSG; 3/28 at 8 p.m.; 4 Penn Plz.,nr. 32nd St.; 212-465-6741
It's not a joke that this show is actually a few days before April 1, but that leaves you more time for shenanigans on the actual day. The Wayans Brothers host a lineup of Tracy Morgan, Tony Roberts, Rob Stapleton, Cocoa Brown, and AG White.

Damien Lemon
Carolines on Broadway; 3/27-3/30.; 1626 Broadway, nr. 50th St.; 212-757-4100
You can catch Lemon’s insightful wit all over MTV2, from Guy Code to Charlamagne and Friends. He was also just featured in Vibe's "20 Comedians to Watch," should you want to learn about his funniest memory before age 10. Check him out for yourself at this headlining run at the legendary midtown club.

Haunting Renditions Live With Eliot Glazer
Union Hall; 3/30 at 7:30 p.m.; 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope; 718-638-4400
Silly pop songs take on a poignancy that comedian Eliot Glazer ("It Gets Betterish," "Shit New Yorkers Say") unearths, with the voice of an angel and the help of a pianist. See his take on Avril Lavigne's "Sk8ter Boi" here, then catch the hit live, in all its haunting glory.


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