This week in Cheap Laughs, we have beloved transgender Puerto Ricans, animal tail butt plugs, nipple tassels, special siblings, and a musical based on stand-up comedy. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
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.
Emmy-winning Carson Kressley joins the cast of off Broadway's topical revue NEWSical The Musical for four weeks only, from February 6th - March 3rd. The popular (and highly fashionable) TV personality just gave me a queer eyeful--and earful--of what's in store. Hi, Carson. Congrats! Is this your f ... More >>
By Jamie Peck Illustrations by Debbie Allen This weekend, we took advantage of Bushwick's ever-advancing gentrification to see a bill of relatively big bands---K-Holes, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall---without going more than ten blocks from our house. We got rained on a little in the process, but the stup ... More >>
Two actresses we love steam it up in new films
You'd think entering into a marital arrangement with a Hollywood biggie like Tom Cruise would enhance your career a whole lot. But Katie Holmes didn't have a smooth flight on the spaceship, partly because she took time off and also dropped out of The Dark Knight due to scheduling conflicts, to name ... More >>
Dyke comics have moved far beyond Ellen DeGeneres's comfy, homespun humor
Screen icon Jack Lemmon was a genius, and thankfully his actor/musician son Chris Lemmon is keeping his unique voice alive. Chris did his one-man show A Twist of Lemmon in a benefit performance at the Players Club last night, and I was there. Among his anecdotes: *The flaming George Cukor ... More >>
My "vacation" is over, so I can finally tell you some of the fun stuff that went on that night, in case you haven't read the massive press I've been ramming down your throat. Lisa Lampanelli welcomed Countess LuAnn and said "Tonight, I'm the Cuntess!" Lampanelli said to LuAnn that she loved ... More >>
Four songs from this past season of Saturday Night Livethree by the Andy Samberg-led pop-comedy troupe the Lonely Island, and Justin Timberlake's protestation that he's so over being a pop starhave been nominated for Emmys in the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category. (That's ... More >>
Dear April Fool's Day, Listen. We hate to be the ones to say this...well, actually, we're perfectly happy to be the ones to say this, because we've been thinking it all damn day. You suck. For people who work on the Internet, you suck especially. But also, you suck for everyone. In the dark ... More >>
Nikki CasconeYesterday, we talked to Nikki Cascone about her new "global Jewish" restaurant, Octavia's Porch, and what she was going to be breaking her Yom Kippur fast with this weekend. Today, she reveals who she dreams of cooking with, eating with, and what food shows she watches on TV thes ... More >>
Photo by Luke Jerram.In 2004, there were "The Gates". And in 2008, there were "The Waterfalls". And now, in 2010, there will be THE STREET PIANOS!
CLICK HERE for my new column in which Leslie Jordan, the Emmy winner who played Karen's prissy antagonist Beverly Leslie on W & G, tells me what to expect from his autobiographical theater piece. Leslie admits that he can't love in a healthy, grown-up way, so instead he has high-school-like ... More >>
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
Trevor Scotland, former chief operating officer of NYC TV, the city television station so heavily boosted by Mayor Bloomberg, showed up in federal court yesterday to plead guilty to stealing tens of thousands in ad revenue from the station. Scotland, 39, looked every bit as dapper as he did ... More >>
Brigitte LacombeGourmet may be dead and buried, but last night's party at A Voce Columbus for Ruth Reichl's Adventures With Ruth didn't feel like much of a wake -- as guests knocked back wine and uni crostini, the deceased was barely mentioned. Reichl, accompanied by the show's executive prod ... More >>
Michael Jackson's illustrious but weird life will surely be turned into a TV movie as soon as the sequins get cold. So I've been doing some imaginary casting and coming up with these fanciful yet mildly disturbing inevitabilities: As Michael: Usher. They can digitize the surgery. As the other memb ... More >>
My favorite bar, as you know, is the lovely Pieces over on Christopher Street, and my bestest night there is Wednesday, when after the drunks play a weekly game of Win, Lose, or Draw!, glittery drag VJ Vodka Stinger lavishes them with Broadway-related videos both familiar and obscure, but ALL essent ... More >>
Painter, playwright, novelist, wrestler: Catching up with a Renaissance woman
Daniel J. Travanti plays the Sage
A harrowing look at Satanic motifs in the canon of Barbra Streisand
The 'Voice' bags the bad guys
Celebrities theatrically pleasure themselves on Broadway
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino keeps the chick factor sweet and low
Dumas's Black Tulip droops in Mark Giesser's new vase
Indie Producer Builds a 'Bridge to Baghdad'
Paula Abdul, the Little Engine That Could, Rolls Into Manhattan With a Hollywood Musical
Documenting Seattle's Festive Resistance
One Woman in Her Time Played Many Parts
The State of Weight
Burt Reynolds and Bobby Simone Pass in the Night