Ed McMahon

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 4/30 - 5/6

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    What We Can Learn From Beyonce's Feminism

    There are moments when Beyonce not only references her past but displays clips from it like awards on her mantel. In "***Flawless," she frames an anthem of exuberant self-love and feminist rage with clips of her appearance on Star Search as a pre-teen with her group Girl's Tyme. The first one is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Best NYC Musicians by Genre, Clubs, and Comedians

    It's out! This year's Best Of Issue is, if we say so ourselves, the best. It features (rough count here) 1,000,000 write ups about the unknown or undeniable things that make our city great. Here, we run down some of big Best Of Winners for music, bars, clubs, and comedy. Check it all out and get bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Reverend Billy's Last Stand (of the Campaign)

    By Kate Rose.With a huge Ed McMahon-style check worth $100 million and 99 cents and a bullhorn, Reverend Billy Talen of The Church of Life After Shopping stood in Washington Square Park and announced his miraculous news: "Politics is serious business, and you need $100 million dollars. I won the lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Will You Be Jacko or Madoff For Halloween?

    ​Halloween approacheth and I'm finally ready to leave the house again to enjoy it after suffering last year's scary array of Sarah Palins. So what will the most prevalent costumes be this time? I'm guessing that, since it was the year of dead celebrities, the streets will turn into a veritabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Make The Dying Stop!

    2009 will surely go down as the dyingest year in celebrity history, when the only gossip about stars was that they'd suddenly stopped breathing. It's only July, and so far we've already lost the lustrous likes of:

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by moises. The spectre of death stalked the nation. We were all shocked by the death of a great American musician: Sky Saxon. Also, Michael Jackson. We looked at his fans, press reactions, his good works and his weird headlines. And let's not forget Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon. Presid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Ed McMahon, 1923-2009

    Ed McMahon, who died early this morning at 86, made a pile with Star Search, but as that show led to the nightmare that is American Idol and dozens of similar monstrosities, let us remember him for his yeoman service, or should we say Hey-o!man service, as Johnny Carson's second in command over 30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Damn Yankee: Alex Rodriguez confesses (kinda), and naturally he wants to now 'help kids'

    So Alex Rodriguez finally confessed to having used steroids. What a shocker. He had no choice, because he had so clearly lied previously when he absolutely denied using the muscle-enhancing drugs. But, then, they say that steroids can shrink your balls, so his previous lack of courage is really no ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2006

    Chappelle's Show

    Comedian's Bed-Stuy bash serves up local flavor and a homestyle, utopian vibe

  • Articles

    August 24, 1999
  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Human Shields For Clinton

    Interventionist Liberals Sanction a Jingoistic War