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The Best Medicine

Eight comedy shows to catch this week.

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The doctors are in.   

Aziz Ansari
Carnegie Hall; 1/22 at 7:30 p.m.; 154 W. 57th St.., at Seventh Ave.; 212-247-7800
What's the Parks and Recreation actor up to in his down time? Robbing banks? Spreading hip new lingo? Adopting a kid? We can tell you what he'll be doing this Saturday, and that's performing at Carnegie Hall as part of his Dangerously Delicious tour. Come ready to laugh, and if you wanna get on his good side, bring Shake Shack.

Hannibal Buress
Knitting Factory; 1/23 at 9 p.m.; 361 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6696
We try our best to keep up with Buress, what with all his Letterman performances and job changes from SNL writer to 30 Rock. But one thing that does remain constant is his free comedy show Sundays at the Knitting Factory, which this week features Louis Katz, Jason Good, and Chuck Roth.

Matt McCarthy's "Marking Out"
Liberty Hall, Ace Hotel; 1/24 at 7 p.m.; 20 W. 29th St., at Broadway; 212-679-2222
A new recurring comedy night in a swank spot, hosted by the award-winning actor-funnyman McCarthy (maybe you'll recognize some gems from his commercial reel), with an inaugural show featuring men about town Hannibal Buress, Sean Donelly, Vince Averil, Anthony Jeselnik, and a special surprise guest.

Daniel Kitson
St. Ann's Warehouse; Thru 1/30; 38 Water St., at. Dock St., Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-254-8779
Of course suicide isn't a laughing matter, but masterful Brit comedian Kitson induces more than one chuckle in his dark and provoking one-man show "The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church," (read our critic's review here) which follows the journey of a man whose suicide is delayed by the many good-bye letters he must write, and what happens after they are delivered.

Don't Get Gassed
Carolines on Broadway; 1/25 at 8 p.m.; 49 S. 2nd St., nr. 50th St.; 212-757-4100
A "grand opening" celebrating the new home for the long-running comedy night hosted by Hot 97 morning host Cipha Sounds, with comedians from Def Comedy Jam, SNL, Comic View, HBO, Comedy Central & Chappelle’s Show.

Totally J/K
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 1/26 at 8 p.m.; 307 W. 26th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-366-9176
Joe Mande's recently toured our land with Patton Oswalt, but he swings into town to co-host his popular monthly variety show with Noah Garfinkel (bestweekever.tv). Guests include Joe Wengert and SNL writer Jessi Klein and maybe if you ask nicely Mande will sign your copy of Look at this fucking hipster.

Wyatt Cenac
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts; 1/22 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; 566 LaGuardia Pl., at Washington Sq. South; 212-992-8484
The actor, comedian and frequent contributor for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tapes two shows for his upcoming Comedy Central special. Free to the public; register for tickets at theblacklistnycom . And don't forget to comb your hair! Your mom might see you on TV.

Big Terrific
Cameo; 1/26 at 8:30 p.m.; 93 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-1180
Max Silvestri's currently hanging on the West Coast and Jenny Slate is at Sundance, so the only member of the regular three musketeer hosts that will be present at this edition of the free and wildly popular weekly show is the irrepressible Gabe Liedman. But that gives you the opportunity to check out new talent, like noted Tyra Banks guest Sean O'Connor.


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