Michelle Wolf

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Left-Field PIcks at This Year's New York Comedy Festival

    It's a special edition of Cheap Laughs this week. The New York Comedy Festival has taken over town, rolling through our five boroughs (well, three) with the unstoppable force of a dangerously packed clown-car. Some of the talent on display are megastars already. We will not recommend buying a ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad": This Week in Comedy

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have grind-core rawness, hyperdermic madness, kitschy gladness, marital slackness, trophy wackness, gateway drugs, and Andy Kaufman's jacket. Also, special mention for The PIT's four-day sketch comedy festival, which is taking over their 24th Street theater from Thursda ... 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

    April 30, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 4/30 - 5/6

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Cheap Laughs:The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 4/16 - 4/22

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we meditate on why we've lived in New York so long, rock out to a Weezer cover band, and admire the killing powers of Jesus Christ. We also have shows starring filthy people, shows starring lady people, and shows starring real actual scientist people. We do it all. Here's ... 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

    February 19, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 2/19 - 2/25

    This snow business is officially out of control. Everyone is slipping on slush, cancelling plans, and even worse: running out of snow-related workplace banter. We've had so much bad weather, even the office cut-up is running out of precipitation material. You need to feed the beast. Get out there in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Independent Comedy This Week, 2/5 - 2/11

    This week in New York comedy is all about rare cuts and odd birds. You have the chance to see both Rory Scovel and The Pajama Men on one of their infrequent trips to the Big Apple. Scovel is one of the big lights in Los Angeles' alt-comedy scene, and New Mexico's Pajama Men are apparently famous eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week, 12/11 - 12/18

    '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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie and Alt Comedy This Week, 11/13 - 11/19

    With America on the verge of a historic agreement with Iran, don't miss the chance to see a bunch of comedians not really understand what's going on with that. They will have great jokes about NFL bullying, though! Sidenote: does anyone know why Iran ISN'T our friend? They hate Al-Qaeda, they love f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

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

    Halloween is nearly here, and New York comedy freaks are knocking on your door in expectation. This week we have pole dancing mixed with stand-up (guess where most of the audience's attention will be), campy 80's horror movie drinkathons, and merciless mockery of comedy's biggest names by some of it ... 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 9, 2013

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

    Don't say we never spoil you. This week we have a comedy show entirely based around Saved By the Bell, a deaf stand-up set relayed through ASL, and the comic cream of England's Cambridge University swinging through town with deeply intellectual dick jokes. Combine that with our usual selection of ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent and Alternative Comedy This Week

    The dog days of summer are here. And admit it: you can't stand the thought of another outdoor concert, where you pretend to enjoy three art school dropouts indulge their irony-free love of noodling. Change it up, save your money, and go see some comedy in some of New York's finest air-conditioned ve ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 27, 2013


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