This week in Cheap Laughs, we have special ed improvs, sexual Mazel Tovs, a talent show, anniversary blow, liberal lions, albino sirens, and the powerful energy of Macaulay Culkin. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
As of his springtime appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Gary Gulman has officially appeared on every late-night network talk show currently on the air. (That'd include The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and e ... More >>
Get up close and personal with NPR stars
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have the best VHS crap on the internet, Ira Glass' dream improv perfomance, ravishing Finnish poker players, Bieber-powered pole dancing, relaxed gay manners, and the superstars of six-second jokes. In other words, we've got what you need. Here's our rundown of the best ... More >>
For public radio fans (i.e., huge nerds), pledge drive season is the worst. No matter how self-effacingly Ira Glass asks for money, pledge drives still invoke an intense mixture of guilt and boredom in the public radio listener, an existential push-and-pull between "Wow, I should really drop a coupl ... More >>
Recite in the New Year with the Poetry Project
Eugene Mirman keeps the joke going
Emma Straub launches her first novel
How much should facts matter in theater? A look at the controversy surrounding the performer.
A critical dive into the Under the Radar, Other Forces, and Coil festivals
James WorrellLooking back, 2011 has been quite a year, especially on the gay rights front, one of our major beats. Like the cardiac organ caught in a bear trap accompanying Jen Doll's "Plight of the Single Lady," there were times when, objective reporter or not, the stories we were reporting ... More >>
Curl up with some hot cocoa and Dickens
Glass: "Ain't Too Proud to Craig!"Earlier this week, the Voice reported about Julian Joslin's shocking discovery of a (public radio) celebrity sex tape between This American Life's Ira Glass and Fresh Air's Terry Gross. After the jump, read Glass's response to the scandal, when our blog post ... More >>
If you're as big a public radio nerd as we are, this may be the best laugh you'll have all week. Updated: An interview with Julian Joslin, the producer and voice behind the Ira Glass Sex Tape.
Esther ZuckermanGlass and GevinsonAt last night's nostalgic The Talent Show Presents a Tribute to Sassy Magazine at Littlefield in Gowanus, 15-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson gave the audience some insights into her upcoming editorial project, Rookie, presented to the audience as "a we ... More >>
Inspiring words from Lincoln to Amway
A documentary on the ways of the heart
Drawn and nickled and dimed
Funnymen play serious poker for charity
After a 285-day stint, I am abdicating my post here at The Village Voice. I'm going to work for Esquire.com, so I may -- as one commenter noted -- continue my work as a "a twentysomething angel of death." Yet, while I was here, I learned some very important things, and had some very memorable mom ... More >>
The second part of the change-up at Business Insider comes down the transom! A leaked memo about protest at Fox News, and, hey, activists! Here's how to get around those pesky security arrangements. This American Life host Ira Glass is...singing Elliott Smith. Rupert Murdoch has surrendered t ... More >>
Dave Eggers takes the spelling-bee challenge
Expatriate-of-Chicago and semi-new New Yorker Ira Glass, who's the famously bespectacled, nerd-chic host of NPR's This American Life, was interviewed for Daily Intel's long-running 21 Questions feature. It's a great interview -- who knew that the BroBo icon was a Chelsea resident? -- as Glass ... More >>
A third Wainwright bares it at the mic
Play poker with your favorite funny guys
Ira Glass makes you a billionaire
An evening with Ira Glass and his hipster/geek pals
Erin Einhorn's shares her drama with Ira Glass
That infamous festival is back, though chicks may happily dominate this year
The Deity replies to Foreskin's Lament, Shalom Auslander's fall-from-Orthodox memoir
Some get a decade; we get a moment
Some get a decade; we get a moment
Alley company puts the ''multi'' in ''multimedia''