Comedy comes in many forms. Musical, sketch, improvised, and sometimes the best of all, unintentional. This week is rich with all of the above.

2005_05_artsFLS.jpgFreestyle Love Supreme is back this Thurday at 10pm at Ars Nova. For anyone who hasn’t seen them, the equation for FLS is human beat box + live musicians + comedians, all of whom are enormously talented. The six performers riff off audience suggestions to create a different show every night – they have performed all over the city and were chosen to perform at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival this year in Aspen. They perform at Ars Nova July 14, too in case you miss this week’s show.

The Laugh Factory hosts “In the Spirit of Bill Hicks” this weekend to honor the late stand-up who has become one of the most influential comedians in recent years. Inevitably compared to Lenny Bruce, Hicks’ material ran the gamut, from New Kids on the Block to drug use to the first war with Iraq, and much of it is still as relevant now as it was 12 years ago. Sunday’s show will include both live performances from some of the city’s stand-ups and clips of Hicks’ own performances. [Laugh Factory, Sunday July 3 @ 9pm - $15]

And now, on to the unintentional comedy! Let’s talk Showgirls, people. The best worst film ever made. When Showgirls was released in 1995, it was a box office mess because it took itself seriously. Wait ten years to let it mellow and it becomes a masterpiece of camp, a resource for drag queens and offers some of the best comedic lines cinema can offer. John Flynn and Jackie Clarke of the UCB Theater have mined the comedy gold from the Verhoeven/Eszterhas production to bring audiences “Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever.”, a live show with commentary, reenactments and experts there to help fill in the gaps about the life and times of Nomi Malone. Gothamist will be there with a healthy supply of brown rice and vegetables in case the show goes interactive. [UCB Theatre 307 W. 26th St. 9:30pm]

And finally, this Sunday the Magnet Theater is offering free classes to those who are improv-curious. Sunday at 3pm. The Magnet has some of the best improv instructors and the city and if you have ever been to a show and thought you could do better, now is your chance to show off your comedic genius. Check the website for location and more details.