This week in Cheap Laughs, we have bathroom secrets, light bulb eaters, click-clapping hipsters, the shining light of inner beauty, and a giant pile of donuts. It's a finger-licking seven days. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week. See also: Hannibal Bu ... More >>
This time, it's Captain Asskick goes to Washington
This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
The arrival of Bluth Company Burlesque, the Arrested Development-themed burlesque show at the Peoples Improv on Saturday, is a welcome gimmick to the burlesque genre, following the footsteps of Star Wars burlesque, Ghostbusters burlesque, and Lord of the Rings burlesque. In this show, "each family m ... More >>
Who wouldn’t want to win a frozen banana?
Unless you've been wasting away inside the past week and a half, snuggling with your A/C and bingeing on the new season of Arrested Development, you've seen the lines and lines of metallic blue Citi Bikes stationed across New York City, begging, as the slogan goes, you to hop on and "explore your ci ... More >>
Fans are loving the Arrested Development frozen banana stand that hit London last week and Radio City Music Hall yesterday. The stand will be at Columbus Circle from noon to 7 p.m. today, and Terry Crews, who has a cameo on the show's third season, will make an appearance from noon to 1 p.m. Bluth-o ... More >>
Arrested Development's frozen banana stand will makes its way from London to New York even faster than we thought! The Bluth family business announced last week that it will open shop on Monday, May 13 diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Today at 11 AM, diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall! Get there quickly if you want to procure a frozen banana or a glimpse at paparazzi madly shooting all kinds of Arrested Development types as they do weird things with fruit.
Netflix will release 15 new episodes of Arrested Development on May 26, but fans can have a taste from the Bluth family before then. The show will host a pop-up Frozen Banana Stand in honor of the beloved show's return to the small screen.
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Better Than: Watching the corny parts of the "Watch the Throne" tour. Hip-hop has always flirted with spirituality. The S.p.o.o.k.s. and Wu-Tang embraced a Buddhist vision; M.C. Hammer, God's Property, and P.M. Dawn charted with Christian themes; and the 5% Nation attracted many gifted creators of ... More >>
City officials are considering raising taxi fares by 17 percent, which has made cabbies very happy. Today, the New York Post reports thatcabbies would be made even happier with more money: They want a $1 surcharge during rush hour, up from the current $.50 cost. If a compromise can be reached, t ... More >>
We'd like to direct your attention to the new video released by CMJ 2011 underdogs Wheelchair Sports Camp, the little Denver band who came to New York this past fall and demonstrated so much fortitude of character they ended up on our front cover. Since we last heard from the psuedo-hop trio, they'v ... More >>
Before he was writing novels about zombies, elevator inspectors and summers on Long Island, the man behind 2010's best literary twitter account worked on staff at the Voice, writing mostly about television but often about books and music as well. To coincided with the release of his new Zone ... More >>
Sam Sparro w/Nomi Ruiz (DJ set) Dominion NY Monday, October 3 Better than: Jack Sparrow's last few bloated outings. If Sam Sparro's sophomore album Return To Paradise mirrored the 1998 film of the same name, then Sparro would certainly be Joaquin Phoenix's imprisoned mad geniusalbeit ... More >>
When Arrested Development went off the air in 2006, its devoted fan base was crushed, but in the finale of the third season, there was a glimmer of hope. In the final scene of the last episode, Maebe Fünke pitches Ron Howard a TV show about the Bluth Family, and he replies, "I don't see it a ... More >>
Tonight, Voice contributor and hip-hop sommelier Ben Westhoff will read from Dirty South, his look at the populist rise of rap music from the southern states, at Williamsburg's Book Thug Nation. The book focuses on the bigger names to have emerged from the south, with chapters based around Bi ... More >>
The queen of British white-girl r&b-dom is crowned at last
Not quiteHaving spent the last two weeks poring through Pazz & Jop 2010, I've learned everything from the two albums most statistically similar to a bootleg compilation of early Bob Seger (those would be Flockaveli and Ke$ha's Animal/Cannibal combo) to the number of writers who ended their co ... More >>
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Happy Birthday, Rupert Murdoch! At the great old age of 79, the media baron's going to have to be gifted well. Who knows how many he has left? It's late in the day and you still haven't gotten him anything, and you don't know what to get him? Funny you should ask. We've got a few decent ideas ... More >>
Gotta hand it to Islands. In the unforgivingly ADD era of 24-second music-news cycles, one absolute no-fail way to reignite interest in a blogline-moldy, indie-hyphenated record is to have Michael Cera star in your video. This is a far better tactic then asking every viral video goof within WiFi r ... More >>
MTV ShowsOh, David Cross, not since your never-nude turn on Arrested Development have you shined like this. Sure, the audience at the MTVu "Woodie Awards" -- ahem, whatever the hell that is* -- seem bewildered by your deadpan endorsement of Hubbard tech at "Flag" (aka, the Scientology spiritual HQ ... More >>
Just about fell off the couch last night, when parked in a post-Siren stupor I heard Matt & Kim's "Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare" wafting from the TV. But there it was--the stadium-bleacher foot-stomp, Matt's soaring Ahhhhhhhhhhs, the joyous piano tinkling--scoring a 30-second spot for the upcoming ... More >>
"I once worked in an unairconditioned elevator parts factory in Chicago for an entire summer. It was like being in a turn-of-the-century novel about factory workers who die from whooping cough." Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and some of the best episodes of Arrested Development, is having a ... More >>
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