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.
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 >>
Monday's local headlines announced that the body of 29-year-old Columbia dental student Jiwon Lee was found Saturday in the Hudson River. Most outlets reported that she was last seen at her apartment the evening of April 1, served as president of the university's American Student Dental Association, ... More >>
'Tis the season of giving. So we're gift-wrapping the best in independent and alternative New York comedy just for you. This week has one-liner maestros, Stephen Colbert's writers being let off their chain, and a chance to give back to the city's neediest... while guzzling free beer and vodka. That' ... More >>
You've spent a week eating leftovers and let's be frank: you're starting to look puffy. You need to get out and work those abs. And is there a better work-out for your gut than laughter? No. That's medical science. So do your health a favor and see some of our picks for the best value comedy shows i ... More >>
You think you have what it takes to roller-skate with the best of them? Test out your dance moves on wheels, donate a couple of bucks at the Bayanihan Spirit party to benefit typhoon victims, and take your frustrations out on some really hideous art, all before the end of the week.
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Jean Grae is one of the world's most talented twitterers. When not lighting up her timeline with talk about Christmas sweaters, the Great Yam Debacle and the fol ... More >>
Tropfest celebrates 20 years
Karen O, gathering a new tribe. All photos by Rebecca SmeyneParty in the Garden, featuring the Yeah Yeah Yeahs MOMA Tuesday, May 25 They didn't bust out "Art Star" (too self-effacing for the young moneyeds?) but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' acoustic set was a wholly perfect centerpiece to the regal ... More >>
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
And finding people who, surprisingly, aren't all wet.
Photo via Amrit/Stereogum The Voice's Vivekananda Nemana cornered 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander backstage after Friedlander's Wednesday tour de force hosting New York's Bad Art Auction. Topics discussed: drunken crowds, ceramic panther heads, Friedlander's own bad art collection, and sandwiches. You ... More >>
In the week we learned the true value of five throbbing monster cocks in the same Christie's lot, we restrained ourselves from buying anything at all from bad art salesman Judah Friedlander. Even a sandwich. Amazing Baby's Will Roan apparently sleeps on his own couch, but at least he gets out of be ... More >>
photo by Vivekananda Nemana Bad Art Auction (le) poisson rouge November 19 “The Bigfoot looks kind of retarded, anybody want it?” asked New York Magazine Bad Art Auction Host Judah Friedlander, dressed in his trademark glasses and “Champion of the World” t-shirt, jacket, and trucker hat. H ... More >>
Judah Friedlander sells you his primo junk
With midget clowns!