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.
Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited.
"Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>
English comedian Daniel Kitson takes every rule of modern show business, and breaks it. The UK-based performer doesn't talk to journalists. He has no Twitter account, no YouTube channel, no social media presence of any discernible kind. And after a brief sitcom gig over a decade ago, he refuses even ... More >>
Go to Graceland with The TEAM
Don't say we never spoil you. This week we have a comedy show entirely based around Saved By the Bell, a deaf stand-up set relayed through ASL, and the comic cream of England's Cambridge University swinging through town with deeply intellectual dick jokes. Combine that with our usual selection of ne ... More >>
The Scottish play: David Greig's Edinburgh award-winner hits 42nd Street
St. Ann's Warehouse brings a noted adaptation to Brooklyn
Mies Julie comes to St. Ann's Warehouse
Django Django and Lemonade Bowery Ballroom Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Better than: Astronomy class. Django Django's show last night at the Bowery Ballroom felt like a homecoming of sorts, even though it was the kaleidoscopic Edinburgh outfit's first official tour of the United States. Since most of ... More >>
A critical dive into the Under the Radar, Other Forces, and Coil festivals
An unfortunate fact of human existence is that we will all, someday, die. But the lucky ones among us will get to have a near-death experience, bounce back, wake up renewed, and tell everyone about how we saw the light or a reaching hand or heard a very important message (like the Lotto numbe ... More >>
A visit to the worlds biggest annual theater bash
It's been 100 years since a British royal set foot upon the Republic of Ireland -- in 1911 King George V spent 6 days in Dublin -- but the Queen of England is taking that leap because the longstanding bad blood between the two countries has started to seem a bit silly, and what were they figh ... More >>
Charlyne Yi, pre-head-shaving anticsLast year, actress-comedian-writer-musician Charlyne Yi won a screenwriting award at Sundance for the film Paper Heart, in which she plays a character named Charlyne Yi who sets out to make a documentary about the meaning of love and falls for a character named Mi ... More >>
The star of Paper Heart comes to UCBT
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Get out your coolie hats and your bloody Popeye clothes.
Michael Dracula, "What Can I Do For You? (Demo)" (MP3) Hugs And Kisses The Continuing Outbursts of Everett True This week: Michael Dracula (a lady living in Scotland making heavy-lidded cabaret) When I was in my late teens, NYC’s Ze Records held more than a passing fascination for me: James Cha ... More >>
Scattered venues, weak plays, Urinetown wannabes: How can we improve the New York Fringe?
Wagner, Mongols, capitalist art! A conversation with Lincoln Center Festival artistic director Nigel Redden
Commiserating with fellow club columnist Romano. Plus playgoing and going to play.
Kevin Kline prepares to scale the mad king's heroic heights and war-torn politics
Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
What Scottish women wear under kilts, plus: vodka out of a bear's butt
Booker winner Ismail Kadare's art of enigma
Lost anvils, fallen women, misplaced prosthetics, and other old classifieds
Doomed drunk recollects harsh, hard-knock life in portrait of embattled Scottish manhood
Academics discover why horse skulls, bottles of urine, and other oddities keep turning up behind the walls of British homes
Novelists Todd McEwen and Andrew Lewis Conn Discuss Whats Important in Fiction: Joyce, Beckett, and Chuck Woolery
From Total Theater to 9-11 at the Edinburgh Festival
Controlled Chaos Rules at FringeNYC
Beach Fare with an Edge
The 2000 Holland Festival