Between growing up in Queens and currently residing in Brooklyn, comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Letterman, Conan, and NPR. With brother Ashok (Das Racist rapper Dapwell) he created the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast and fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac when the latter finds hi ... More >>
This week in Cheap Laughs, we bring you New York's new beloved lord of minutiae, a night of raucous riffing, beards, gays, guts, stories, and TED talks that don't go anywhere. We're running the table, baby. Here's our pick of the best in independently produced comedy this week.
The eccentric musician talks Queens, friendship, and his new record, NAP: North American Poetry
Yesterday, we talked smelly cow's feet and kosher food with Kutsher's Tribeca's Zach Kutsher. Today, we continue by delving into the health advantage, or lack thereof, of using the rendered chicken fat known as schmaltz, his Dirty Dancing childhood, and what the Borscht Belt would be like if gamblin ... More >>
A few more L-Rundowns, and this planet could be yours!Yet another week has gone by, and this one did not disappoint. Just a few hours after we posted last week's best comments, we were caught up in the exciting story of Placido Domingo Jr., who talked to us Saturday night about Scientology's ... More >>
In both of the two major books about Scientology coming out this summer, Janet Reitman's Inside Scientology, and Hugh Urban's academic history, The Church of Scientology, we noticed that Nancy Many shows up multiple times. And no wonder: the former Scientologist has lived an amazing life. She ... More >>
Long Story Short offers an amusing tour of world events
There are many fronts in the dismal daily death-struggle that is American politics. A particularly boggy one is race. Rightbloggers are keenly aware that the President whom they like to accuse of socialism and fascism is black, and also that picking on black people is not considered cool these days ... More >>
Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.
Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.
New York baseball clubs' spate of superstar signings is all about the best offer on the table
Blue-Collar Reality and the Folk Hero Archetype
What the Devil Made Adam Sandler Do
Is Talk Jumping on the Antidrug Bandwagon?
The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll
The World Series Has Yankee Stadium Rocking Even on an Off Day
For the first time ever, NBA season in jeopardy