Writing sketch comedy is not an easy skill. Appealing to a wide audience, writing a good ending for each sketch, and rehearsing your material are not always taken into consideration. Which is why Gothamist loved the new sketch show The Incorrigible Mr. J, now up at the PIT [154 w. 29th Street]. Matt Donnelly, Rebekka Johnson and Jim Festante of the improv group Possible Side Effects, have created a world where reclusive hermits, “dynamic choreography”, and Samuel L. Jackson all cleverly intersect. The Incorrigible Mr. J. - Fridays in October at 7pm - $5
Gothamist is excited for the Rejection Show’s Q&A Edition on Tuesday. Q’s come from the audience, A’s come from Chelsea Peretti, Bob Powers, Adam Wade, Julie Klausner to name a few, plus this month’s assortment of New Yorker cartoonists. As always, Jon Friedman hosts. [P.S. 122, Tuesday 10/18, 8pm]
Also recommended this week, Tokion Magazine's Third Annual Creativity Now Conference is at Cooper Union this weekend and panelists will include comedy pop culture makers like David Cross and David Wain. Also, catch the performance by Freestyle Love Supreme at Ars Nova [Thursday, 10pm]. For more FSL info see our write-up from this summer. Dead Heiresses are also coming to Chelsea this weekend in the form of actresses Danielle Schneider and Dannah Feinglass. The pair, originally from UCB NY, now of UCB LA bring their new comedy show to NYC tonight [UCB, 8pm with Ross Meets the Wizard].