This week in Cheap Laughs we have Dad sidekicks, $100 sketch kicks, jungle lasers, naked blazers, Buffalo kooks, Daisy Dukes and the world's greatest crowd work show. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Tuesday the rabbi saw vodka
Guided By Voices w/The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Cloud Nothings Central Park Saturday, July 7 Better than: Sobriety in the sweltering heat. It's hard to place a band like Cloud Nothings. A group whose recent reputation brings them somewhere between saviors of guitar rock and late '90s emo revi ... More >>
BUST's Craftacular is back
"Mr. Berley and his brother Eric, who also is an owner, wear traditional soda-jerk whites and period-appropriate facial hair and are relentless purists. They cook hot fudge sauce in open copper pots, harvest mulberries as an homage to Benjamin Franklin (who tried to cultivate the trees and wh ... More >>
Theater's most off-beat talents have a big night
Long live zines
Chirping Atlanta rapper OJ Da Juiceman has yelped his way into our heart somehow, whether by metronomic ay! or playful, rubber-band voice. He has a song talking about how the presidents on US currency are "his buddies"--he and Benjamin Franklin are "like Bert and Ernie," although no word on who's wh ... More >>
Our Mexican files from the City of Brotherly Love
Make a change in your life.
From an epic Gatsby to naked Shakespeare at Philly's Live Arts Festival
City leaders want kids out of large schools and into smaller ones. Now one Brooklyn high school is fighting the mandate to close its doors.
Canada apologizes to its citizen kidnapped by CIA; U.S. keeps him on its terror list
Eat your greens: chewing over the history and politics of vegetarianism
The Venetian Renaissance by way of ancient Greece and Cecil B. DeMille
Diplo dishes on M.I.A., baile funk, and the Roots
Hustle and dough: 50 Cent fine in debut, but G persona precludes emotional honesty
Two recent books don't quite tell all about the Benjamin
Colleges get freshmen on the same page with a summer book
Surrendering Their Credit Cards for TV Fame, Debutantes Dabble at the Dairy Farm
Jenny Uglow Shines a Light on the Lunar Men
INS Crackdowns and Bureaucracy Threaten Americas Tradition as a Nation of Immigrants
An Activists Guide to Protests Outside the Republican Convention