This week in Cheap Laughs, we have special ed improvs, sexual Mazel Tovs, a talent show, anniversary blow, liberal lions, albino sirens, and the powerful energy of Macaulay Culkin. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
The Velvet Underground, Loaded with cheese
If you're lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, we're giving you an extra day of great, inexpensive ideas to keep your three-day weekend perfectly filled. Highlights include the second annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014, Feeling Gloomy's Cheer Up, Bowie! party, and the Whitney Hous ... More >>
Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.
Monday in the Park with 007
Money and masses munch on Munch at MOMA
Before you chime in with "But you forgot...": No, I didn't. These are my personal favorites. Feel free to tell me yours.
I've always talked about how difficult it must be to be a former child star, trying to reconfigure your career as you look for other ways to get the thrill of acceptance you once got just for stepping in front of a camera. It's rough! And now, Tatum O'Neal--whom I love--is back in rehab for coke ... More >>
Diana Levine/Bushmills Elijah Wood The Wooly Thursday, February 2 Better Than: Reading about Bon Iver on the internet today. After attending a party called Macaulay Culkin's iPod two months ago, during which I watched the love of my kindergarten days supervise a six-hour playlist and the tw ... More >>
Macaulay Culkin's iPod (le) poisson rouge Thursday, December 8 Better than: I would say Elijah Wood's iPod but I don't think that's true. The giddiness set in about four hours before Macaulay Culkin's party at (le) poisson rouge's gallery bar last nightyes, that Macaulay Culkin. Upon ... More >>
Das Racist's Relax is currently online for your perusal/enjoyment right now, and the group's just released the video for the bonkers first single "Michael Jackson." It's an homage to "Black Or White" that comes complete with references to The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live and the Last Supp ... More >>
Talibam! with Sam Kulik The ubiquitous brainiacs behind Brooklyn's maniacally creative and hilarious duo Talibam!--beardo keyboards squelcher Matt Mottel and bizarro drums wizard Kevin Shea--are airing out their gripes, sort of, as they chill in their Wall Street studio at the Swing Space, an under ... More >>
Perhaps recalling the strange success (?) of their not-so-vaguely-racist "How to Date an Indian (Advice for the Non-Indian)" column by Andrea Miller, which beget a mini-online uproar, including the oddly aggressive, nearly misogynistic but well-received parody "How To Date A White Bitch (Advi ... More >>
Plumbing the gorgeous nightmares of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The strange case of Home Shopping Network Host Claire Champlin being attacked by a watermelon reminds us that foods are not just for nourishment -- they can also serve as dangerous weapons. Recently, heartthrob Justin Bieber was hit by a water bottle as he performed onstage, which seemingly c ... More >>
Even casual observers of this blog know of our great esteem for Das Racist, and our great excitement at the release yesterday of their latest mixtape, Sit Down, Man, featuring guests from Diplo to El-P, Boi-1da to Devo Springsteen. Samples include "People Are Strange" and "Return to Innocence ... More >>
Abigail Breslin made a spectacular child star at age 10 in the Oscar winning Little Miss Sunshine, and she's now onto a full-fledged career as an adolescent, making even more movies than La Streep and heading to Broadway in a Miracle Worker revival that could turn her into the new Patty Duke. ... More >>
Kevin McCallister gets the Raspberry treatment
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Chuck Eddy on Michael Jackson's 1991 hated-on-mostly-but-still-plenty-epic Dangerous. Sound of Breaking Glass By Chuck Eddy December 17, 1981 Hey, so how come nobody's compared the fucker to There's a Riot Goin' On? Well, maybe Rio ... More >>
Last year it was announced that an unfinished Tennessee Williams play called In Masks Outrageous and Austere would be completed and would eventually head to Broadway in a version directed by Oscar nominee Peter Bogdanovich. Well, here's who I hear they're lining up for the juicy roles in this heated ... More >>
In a $30 million home health-care scam, some well-connected names
Bars to hibernate in when the weather dips
Celebrity got Michael into this unholy mess, and damned if it didn't help him get out of it too.
Club Kid Flick Needs a Bump, and Dee Dee's Home Alone
Evaluating a Movie Lover's Chances of Survival at a Topsy-Turvy Sundance
Seven U.K. Productions That May Be New York Bound