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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 9/3 - 9/9

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have childless joy, Flan-man's "ya boy," BuzzFeed GIFs, Underbelly whiffs, a 10 year anniversary, a fitting tribute, and a show designed to get discerning college students in flagrante. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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    July 9, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 7/9 - 7/15

    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.

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    June 25, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 6/25 - 7/1

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have erotic fan fiction, hot blows struck for gay equality, improv marathons, Friday pantheons, World Cup cares, current affairs, and at the end of it all, just a Nice Boy Telling Nice Jokes. Let's get into it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Cheap Laughs:The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 6/18 - 6/24

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have bathroom secrets, light bulb eaters, click-clapping hipsters, the shining light of inner beauty, and a giant pile of donuts. It's a finger-licking seven days. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week. See also: Hannibal Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 6/11 - 6/17

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have nautical sketches, a marathon of jokes from a city comedy institution, Norwegians, coders, bullwhips, bullshits, and a drinking game that may reinvent theater itself. We're well worth your time. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 6/4 - 6/10

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have fancy special tapings, a late night TV staff doing improv, nerdy comics, swag comics, a royal baby pig, a tight five on autism, and dick jokes sold with love in the world's most important gay bar. It's a hot week. Here's our rundown of the best in independently pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    How New York Comedian Michael Che Willed His Way to SNL and The Daily Show

    "Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Myq Kaplan Gets Small, Dork, and Handsome on New Netflix Special

    Comedian Myq Kaplan is known for wordy stand-up that's as charming as it is complex. He's performing a release show for his new Netflix special and album Small, Dork and Handsome at Union Hall this Thursday, May 29th. Whether you've seen his smooth staccato delivery kill on Conan or heard him charm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 5/7 - 5/13

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have everything: funny Norwegians, Tinder titillation, boy burlesque, street toughs, secret passwords, cheerleading cancer, and the enduring lure of Quebec. We do it right, baby. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 4/23 - 4/29

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 4/2 - 4/8

    This week In Cheap Laughs, we showcase strange sketch performers, welcome UCB to the city's intellectual establishment, celebrate the Semitic failings of a non-observant Jew, and laud the stars of the internet's hottest anti-slut-shaming podcast. In other words, we do it all. Here are our picks for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 3/12 - 3/18

    Consider this week's Cheap Laughs our gift to a city about to experience something terrible: the regurgitated Guinness festival that is St. Patrick's day. Lord, have mercy. Do yourself a favor. Avoid the ass-clowns at McWherever's and go watch some live comedy. Here is our roundup of the best in ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie Comedy This Week, 1/22 - 1/28

    This week in New York comedy, we're all about story. The Creek and the Cave hosts its Rifftown show, highlighting the best off-the-cuff raconteurs in town. Josh Accardo and Kambri Crews deliver one-person shows with professional stand-up chops. And The Moth's Adam Wade--so adorable, he's essentially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    The Daily Show Attends A Pre-Election Victory Party With a Dick Pic-Snapping Bill de Blasio

    Election Day is finally here, and you could cut the tension with -- well, just about anything, really. The dull edge of a key. A butter knife coated in marshmallow fluff. A newborn kitten's tiny, gummy teeth. That's because, as you're probably well aware, the main contests are all pretty much deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Best NYC Musicians by Genre, Clubs, and Comedians

    It's out! This year's Best Of Issue is, if we say so ourselves, the best. It features (rough count here) 1,000,000 write ups about the unknown or undeniable things that make our city great. Here, we run down some of big Best Of Winners for music, bars, clubs, and comedy. Check it all out and get bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best (Mostly Free) Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    This week in New York city comedy is packed with heavy hitters, real deals, and genuine articles. From rapid-fire topical jokes at The Magnet to drunken literary critiques in a community bookstore, the city's funny people are bringing the goods in all manner of weird and wonderful shows. And best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week

    Let's be honest: summer isn't funny. Relaxation? Happy folks on beaches? Beautiful people in swimwear, flaunting their lack of body shame? Urgh. Thank God it's officially over and New York comedy fans can get back to what they do best: laughing at human frailty in dimly lit basements. This week we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Even Weiner's Alleged Sexting Partner Loves Anthony Weiner Jokes

    Who doesn't love a good Weiner joke? They're simple, yet effective, and since Tuesday--the day New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner publicly confessed that "some" of the explicit photos and chat logs unearthed by TheDirty.com were legitimate--comedians (and people who just think they are c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    "Do You Worship At The Altar Of Michael Musto?"

    No, it's not me asking that. I already know you do--and thank you, by the way! But interestingly, Creative Loafing posed that question in an editorial titled "Call For Snark: CL Is Looking For The Next Michael Musto Or Molly Ivins." Asks the piece:

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Live: The Secret Policeman's Ball Speaks Freely At Radio City Music Hall

    The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others Radio City Music Hall Sunday, March 4 Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR. Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011

    A LAUGHING MATTER

    Eugene Mirman has the formula for fun

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    June 8, 2011

    SPEAK UP

    Inspiring words from Lincoln to Amway

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    March 30, 2011

    WORD PLAY

    Scrabble just got a whole lot cooler

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    The Daily Show on Foie Gras

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2009

    STAND-UP COMEDIANS

    Jokes for a good cause

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    January 28, 2009

    LAUGHTER THERAPY

    Eugene Mirman aims to take down The Secret

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    January 21, 2009

    NO LAUGHING MATTER

    Your favorite comics raise money for autism

  • Voice Choices

    December 10, 2008

    HANUKKAH IN HOBOKEN

    Light the Menorah with Yo La Tengo

  • Music

    October 15, 2008

    Dirty Blonde: Book Eaters, CMJ, and Studio B's Demise

    That infamous festival is back, though chicks may happily dominate this year

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 27, 2008

    TUNE IN

    EVR celebrates five years of eclectic listening

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    May 13, 2008
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    May 13, 2008

    WILD KINGDOM

    John Oliver’s out of his cage again

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah Shows: What's Happened So Far

    crappy photo of Mark Arm and 2/3 YLT, last Tuesday night by Cami D Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Shows at Maxwell's All the Covers, the Special Guests, the Mix CDs. . . So far. by Jesse Jarnow It is maybe no accident how perfectly Yo La Tengo's gear tucks into the dimensions of the Maxwell's stage, thei ... More >>

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