Wrestling Mania: The Best of the Worst of Pro Wrestling
Union Hall, 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-638-4400; 2/25 at 7:30 p.m.
This April marks the 30th year of WrestleMania. We have no idea if this night — featuring sideshow performer Bobby Phobia, independent-wrestling veteran Dan Barry, BuzzFeed editor and wrestling aficionado Katie Notopoulos, and actual Staten Island competitor Rude Boy Riley — will acknowledge that fact, but as long as somebody proclaims the Undertaker as the greatest pro wrestler ever to have walked this humble earth, we’re cool.
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 2nd fl., nr. Second Ave., 212-505-3360; 2/26 at 6:45 p.m.
Oh boy, the things people say when they’re instant messaging: from intimate revelations to proposals to the very exciting topic of what they had for lunch. Hear some choice cuts read out loud in a dramatic fashion in the second installment of the IM Readings (see a video from last year’s here). Grab a drink and hope to heck you don’t hear your words up on the stage. Have you messaged anything embarrassing lately?
Soundcheck Smackdown: “Beatles vs. Rolling Stones”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plz., at 64th St., 212-870-1630; 2/27 at 6 p.m.
WNYC’s “Soundcheck” periodically hosts its Smackdown, a forum where cultural figures argue the pressing questions of our time: dogs vs. cats, thumbs-up or -down on Steely Dan, etc. For the free Beatles vs. Stones segment, comedian Mike Myers will be joined by his brother Paul Myers, the singer-songwriter Bill Janovitz, and comedian Ophira Eisenberg. Advance word: Mike is pro–Fab Four.
The Gramercy Theater, 127 E. 23rd St., nr. Lexington Ave., 212-614-6932; 2/28 at 8 p.m.
Most people know Koechner from The Office, the Anchorman movies, or maybe even that short stint on SNL. But did you know that he grew up in Missouri, working in the family’s turkey-coop-making business? Also that he has five (!) children? You’ll learn this and more than you probably ever wanted to know about his kids’ urinating habits at this standup show.
The Talk Show Series Presents: The Kevin Corrigan Show
Over the Eight, 594 Union Ave., at Richardson St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 2/27 and 2/28 at 7:30 p.m.
A rotating cast of hosts and guest make up this comedic series formatted like — guess what — a talk show, with the ubiquitous and awesome Kevin Corrigan as the leader of this week’s installments. Guests on Thursday include Steve Buscemi and Janeane Garofolo, with Jonathan Ames and Michael Rapaport on Friday, among others. The space is small, and it’s free , so we don’t have to tell you to come early to snag a spot.