This week in Cheap Laughs, we have smoldering SNL talent, organized labor, electro-disco, gay improv, slams, snark, anonymous dating shows, and just the nicest young man from Wisconsin. It's irresistible. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
By Ryan Wasoba Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool. See also: Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time
Good thing the FCC doesnt regulate sketch comedy
SOTC role model Ted Leo has had a long standing sideline in comedy, from Best Show cameos to Our Show skits, so it only makes sense that comedian John Frusciante, host of UCB's Break Up Your Band ("a live monthly discussion about the state of music past and present, what you should and should ... More >>
Omar Rodriguez Lopez, the poofy-haired, three-piece-suit wearing, multi-instrumentalist of the Mars Volta, can now add actor, writer, and director to his extensive inventory of careers. His debut film, The Sentimental Engine Slayer, which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival back in February, ... More >>
The new Wu isn't nearly as bad (or bizarre) as some of its rappers would have you believe
Jensen didn't have a camera, so this was this night before at the Parish. If we had a copy of PhotoShop, we'd play paperdoll and give him a new shirt. Perry Farrell at Stubb's, Austin, Texas Date: Friday, March 17 Better than: Seeing Nuno Bettencourt play with Extreme Rating: 6.7 Stalking. Shimmyi ... More >>
Though not exactly The Beatles or The Wall, call this cheery double album The Barbecue