Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>
Halloween is nearly here, and New York comedy freaks are knocking on your door in expectation. This week we have pole dancing mixed with stand-up (guess where most of the audience's attention will be), campy 80's horror movie drinkathons, and merciless mockery of comedy's biggest names by some of it ... More >>
Hilariously angsty comic Gilbert Gottfried is coming to Caroline's on Broadway December 20 and Gotham Comedy Club (in a benefit for PS 11) on February 12. What's more, he has a book out called Rubber Balls and Liquor. (In the flap copy, Gottfried explains that he cares about the sanctity of the wri ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Yes, Barbra Streisand actually said those words in a public service commercial for the National Association for Retarded Children way back when she was an explosive star with silky voice and hair, not the fully formed legend we know and love today. In the commercial, our diva talks about h ... More >>
viaGilbert Gottfried, the loud comedian you may remember from his role as the loud character voice in movies like Disney's Aladdin, has been fired as the voice actor for disability insurance provider Aflac after he joked repeatedly on his Twitter about the earthquake in Japan. Many are left w ... More >>
viaWe always love to say that "tragedy brings out the best in people." Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As we documented earlier, people flocked to Twitter and Facebook in droves to celebrate the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which have been responsible for thousands u ... More >>
Remember when comedy roasts consisted of hilarious old Jews making pesky fun of each other? Well, now, it's all kinds of people doing the same, but they all seem, I don't know...gay. They out celebrities, make fisting jokes, and refer to Ryan Seacrest's asshole. On last night's Donald Tru ... More >>
Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>
A brief interlude between dirty jokes. Pics by Rob, more below.Marnie Stern The Rock Shop Tuesday, October 5 Better than: Most Sarah Silverman routines Marnie Stern talks about vaginas a lot. Maybe you knew this. Tonight we are celebrating the release of her pretty great new album (self-tit ... More >>
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
I-minus zero! Today, in addition to the swearing-in and speechifying, it is announced Obama will attend 10 inaugural balls: five for regions of the country, one apiece for the Obama and Biden home states, a Youth Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief's Ball with the military. But we are told there has ... More >>
Just Give Him the Damn Ball!