This week in Cheap Laughs, we have square deals, pizza steals, slammed meals, and copped feels. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have free pie, pole dancing titillation, two-handed improv genus, garbage men, and the some of the funniest people on earth. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
"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 >>
Well, that escalated quickly. Last week we broke the story (in the mainstream, non-racist press, anyway) of the White Man March, a flash mob-style demonstration planned for March 15 by Kyle Hunt, a 30-year-old Amherst graduate from a very small town in Massachusetts. The story went viral and was p ... More >>
It's the third week of January. There are no songs about the third week of January. You know why? Because the third week of January sucks. If you're single, you've started worrying about Valentine's Day. You can't stay home because you do that every year and it means the Chardonnay spins and sexting ... More >>
Well, this is awkward: Hulu has scrubbed videos of Eminem's performance on last night's Saturday Night Live from the internet, or tried to, at least. We'd guess that it could have something to do with the album leaking a week before its release date, but the Marshall Mathers EP 2 leak is old news at ... More >>
At the SNL fantasy camp, dreaming about becoming the next Tina Fey
Catch Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Barack Obama in one room
Last Tuesday was the State of the Union address, in which the President laid out a bunch of plans and Republicans denounced them. Rightbloggers got into this with the aplomb you'd expect. But when rising GOP star Marco Rubio had a comical moment in his official Republican response, and people had ... More >>
In the first two weeks of its new season, Saturday Night Live has given us a pair of polar opposites for musical guests: The Lumineers and Kendrick Lamar. The dichotomy goes beyond differences in genre and has more to do with the fact that one band showed up to work on a Saturday night and one didn' ... More >>
To get to Pier 36 from Brooklyn, one must cross the Williamsburg Bridge and make a left. It has been used to store bananas, in the '80s served as a dock for a prison barge that inmates referred to as "The Love Boat," was home to the NYPD's drug-busting TNT squad, and--in the '90s--played host to art ... More >>
Rumors have been circulating for some time that Kristen Wiig was considering her seventh year as an Saturday Night Live castmember to be her last. And, in the last sketch of the season finale on Saturday night, she confirmed those rumors with one of the best (and emotional) send-offs in the show's h ... More >>
Consider this six-pack of rock acts: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Big Audio Dynamite, the Psychedelic Furs, U2, R.E.M. and Julian Cope. My dream Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Not quiteit's a list of the first six artists to go to No. 1 on the chart Billboard launched in the fall of 1988, then call ... More >>
The always-working bandleader puts the world on shuffle at BAM
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
This has to happen. In what could be one of the most interesting Saturday Night Live episodes in recent memory, it has been reported that Lorne Michaels, the producer of the legendary sketch comedy show, has offered the Romney tent a chance for their candidate to show off his comedic flare ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
Joey Ramone would have been 60 years old on May 19. This week, in celebration of the birthday of the Queens-born gone-too-soon punk legend, Sound of the City will run a series of features on his life and his legacy. via MySpaceJesse Malin at Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash in 2008.Talk on the ph ... More >>
Congratulations to New York's girl with the most cake, Tina Fey, for winning the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's highest honor for those with easy, grossly unfair access to Jon Hamm comedy. The 30 Rock actress/writer will accept the award in November in a ceremony at th ... More >>
Will Betty White show up tonight?
Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life Author: E.D. Hill, former ho ... More >>
New York magazine has produced that article about New York noobs and why they come here, which we saw them working on earlier, and about all you need to know about it is in this quote: "Many offered some variation on 'I came here to live out my dream.'" If you can stomach more, a former nanny says s ... More >>
Last summer Evans Pidhajecky, an aspiring comedy writer from Oyster Bay, Long Island, became convinced that "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels was stealing his material. To make matters worse, he thought Michaels was stealing them directly from his brain, telepathically -- and, E! online ... More >>
A recent web report claimed that Fred Armisen's Obama impersonation on Saturday Night Live might be sent to the benches because he doesn't really look or sound like the Prez elect. Those are pretty good reasons! In his place, the show supposedly wants to use someone more hue-appropriate, not to ment ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henninger defends Sarah Palin, whom he depicts as a spunky Everywoman who is "able to connect to people in places like Bronko's bar or Saddleback Church," and is opposed by the "Beltway media" and the "left-to-right elite centered in New York, Washington, Hollywood a ... More >>
Before Jon, there was Chevy and Dan
Neither one seem the least bit invested in their baby
Stranded by Oscar
'Saturday Night Live' in the post-Tina Fey, YouTube unknown
There Is No Such Thing as Nü Metal, and It Has an X-Tremely Funny Face