This week in Cheap Laughs, we have it all: triumphant homecomings, A-list movie stars, bitchy brews, bitchin' tunes, cults quaffing Kool Aid, and a whole bunch of tasseled nipples. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
"How's it going, man?" Matt Fisher recognizes a regular while we're mid-conversation in his Gowanus dining room. Over the course of an hour, the pitmaster for Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue calls many of the people who walk through the door by name, a testament both to his memory and the loyal custome ... More >>
'Dragons in Space Redux' Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Mar. 6, 7pm, Free And here we are, rounding off Housing Works' Geek Week, or as any respectable frat guy might know it--every other week of the year. At tonight's panel discussion, science fiction and fantasy--sorry, we mean SF/F--writers Peter B ... More >>
Despite debuting right off the heels of the K-Pop phenomenon "Gangnam Style," Fashion Week's Concept Korea 2013 collective held its own on Thursday night with five new buzzworthy designers...and thankfully, they didn't play Psy's freaking song over the speakers. As the show was running late and the ... More >>
How dare they have an image
Monday is the big night for weekly Broadway-related bar events at gay bars because most shows are dark that night, and the boites hope the customers and performers are available to straggle in. Mixing Broadway and booze, these parties tend to attract theater-queens and their friends who thrill to a ... More >>
[See More Beer UP: Dogfish Head Raison D'être | Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA | Wolaver's India Pale Ale] Have beers you want me to try? Sound off in the comments! Blue Point Brewing Company Blueberry Ale from New York, New York Serving style: Bottle, poured into glass Location: My apartment ... More >>
As the rest of us rolled our eyes in disgust Wednesday when Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his proposal to ban big-kid cups for sugary drinks like soda, Gawker blogger Drew Magary penned a lengthy "rant" about how upset he is that the media isn't applauding Bloomberg for treating adults like babies. ... More >>
Artist Matthew Brandt will have his first solo show in New York starting tomorrow. Look for Taste Tests in Color, a series of multi-layered silkscreens made with edible inks of cotton candy, Kool-Aid, mouthwash, and pills.
Black folks have been in the news a lot recently and, despite the fact that an African American is in the White House (and according to recent polls stands likely to stay there for the next five years), a lot of that news has been extremely depressing in the past month. From "Stand Your Ground" to w ... More >>
Vice's Fashion Week Party Westway Wednesday, February 8 Better than: Not getting into the secret Skrillex show. Last night, the line to get into West Village's middle-of-nowhere dance club Westway wrapped around one block in one direction of the door and down two blocks in the other. The strip clu ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyMmmm, fried What can we say, we're suckers for anything fried: fried pizza, fried green beans, fried bunny rabbit. Submerging food in vats of bubbling oil just adds to the deliciousness factor, hence the trend at county fairs of frying anything edible (even Kool-Aid balls and s ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds that "the food runs from inspired to terrible" at Coppelia; Lauren Shockey drinks the Kool-Aid at the Brooklyn Star. Sam Sifton awards The National Bar and Dining Rooms one star: "[The décor] is appetizing, as it happens: it is the sort of restaurant w ... More >>
In our weekly edition, Elizabeth Dwoskin's cover story "Killing Mom and Dad" tells a horrific, but humanizing tale about Eric Bellucci, whose slip into schizophrenia culminated in the stabbing deaths of his mother and father late last year. For the first time, the surviving children of the Be ... More >>
Despite fresh pushback from some top conservatives, the longstanding rightblogger obsession with Barack Obama's birth certificate has not abated. Even as prominent rightwing columnists and politicians tried to talk down the birther surge exacerbated by the Donald Trump campaign, the notion that O ... More >>
And to think people were worried about what The Kids would do drunk on Four Loko! It would appear the State Liquor Authority drank so much Four Loko (or so much of the Four-Loko-as-Reefer-Madness craze-flavored Kool-Aid) that they raided accomplished restaurateur, chef, blogger, and boozing r ... More >>
Charlie Brown will have a few new friends to hang out with as he floats down Sixth Avenue this Thanksgiving. Macy's has announced the lineup for this year's parade, which will include performances by Kanye West, Jessica Simpson, and Gladys Knight, helium-filled versions of Po from Kung-Fu Pan ... More >>
It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.
Barrios and his lyin' eyes.So, our Chilean miner with the mistress -- Yonni Barrios -- whose wife and "lady on the side" found out about one another while he was stuck underground (and whose wife subsequently failed to meet him on the day of his ascent) has been offered a $100,000 endorsement ... More >>
From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>
TMZ.comVia TMZ, chief ghouls of this particular game: 20 $.44 US postage stamps; 20 envelopes; 10 Nacho Cheese Doritos; 5 Cool Ranch Doritos; 5 Hershey Bars; 5 Hall's; 10 Ruffles; 2 "chocolate chip"; 2 Kool-Aid Punch, 6 Oz. each; 2 Kool-Aid Cherry; 1 "VISTACHEWYCHOCHIPS"; 50 Sugar in Raw; 5 R ... More >>
Even when Lady Gaga comes out with a song that doesn't initially seem up to her standard, it ends up ingratiating itself into my system and proving to be a wowser. I didn't think much of "Paparazzi" when I first heard it, but ever since the woman performed it on the VMAs, it drilled into my ... More >>
The highlight of our week, for good or ill. In case Lady Gaga's monstrous fame-monster antics weren't over-the-top enough, the bubble-dress-wearing, bloody-heart- ripping Gaga monster's out-of-this-planet-to-Jupiter-and-back diva status may have officially been cemented in stone this week. We ... More >>
Listen to the Brooklyn duo's simply enormous Treats on headphones at your own risk
The Internet has been especially testy as of late! Of course, it always is, but just in the last month or so:
Chow.comContraband materials, according to the city.Perhaps not as radically mean-spirited as penalizing a street vendor for a bathroom break nor as mind-blowingly stupid as the demand for a redesigned hot dog, the city's nine-month-old ban on fund-raising foods is still something of a buzz-k ... More >>
Forget the spicy pirates of the Fabio days! Today's lover of paperback romances demands men of today! Men as wealthy as Warren Buffet, as jet-setting as Aristotle Onassis, and as Tea-Party wholesome as Scott Brown, whose Cosmo spread is just a cowboy hat away from making a perfect cover for H ... More >>
After slicing through the Red Sox like they were a middle school softball team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the greater state of California as part of the United States, Eastern Hemisphere of Earth within the Milky Way, will face the Bronx Bombers in the first game of the ALCS this F ... More >>
Let's please spray egg creams in the face of anyone who dares to still articulate such worn-out cliches as: "Suck it up" "We're on the same page"
Last night on No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain focused on food porn and had one of the "best meals of his life" at Momofuku Ssam Bar. Yes, Tony drank the David Chang Kool-Aid, but he also had some amusing thoughts on the "food porn industry," saying:How did the simple act of eating become so twiste ... More >>
Bet the farm this record will somehow make you consider buying, and tending Hey the Grammy noms were announced last night, if you care about such things (if you do, in fact, care about such things, there is a 99-percent chance you have updated your résumé in the past three weeks, with the other o ... More >>
SOTC roots for the home team. So does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. More of Rebecca Smeyne's photos from the Diesel party here. Hey, so M.I.A. is preggers? Strangely, it was noted here last week first, prior to the photo evidence people apparently need to validate wild, gossipy claims. Thes ... More >>
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