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.
Here's the deal with The National: you either embrace "Mr. November" as a personal anthem and the rest of their catalog for its completely approachable and expertly helmed agenda in Almost Arena Rock, or you don't. You're either with Matt Berninger when he starts screaming as though he accidentally ... More >>
Above is a breathtaking shot of Sharon Tate, the gorgeous 1960s starlet who ended up a grisly victim of the Manson murders. She'll be discussed this evening at 10 PM, along with other celebrity victims like Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, and Nicole Simpson in the Biography Channel's Crime Special: ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
In somewhat predictable but still discouraging news, Community Board 3 last night rejected Todd Patrick and Phil Hartman's proposal for a restaurant/performance space at 34 Avenue A.
Well, so much for Pacific Coast-style Mexican cuisine on Avenue A. After CB3 nixed their plans to turn the former Mo Pitkin's space into a Mexican restaurant and avant-garde music club, Todd Patrick and Phil Hartman are in the mood for barbecue.
Yes, Ashton Kutcher has been announced as the guy who'll fill Charlie Sheen's lumpy shoes on Two and a Half Men, but this isn't like when there was suddenly a new Darren on Bewitched.
It seems that Community Board 3 wasn't reassured by Todd Patrick's claims that his new performance venue/Mexican restaurant in the former Mo Pitkin's space won't be a "rowdy club."
If Todd gets his way you may not miss the old place muchTotally did not expect to see über-promoter Todd Patrick beaming from the virtual pages of both Grub Street, but there he is and the Voice's own Fork in the Road, eagerly discussing the new restaurant/club he's looking to open at Avenue ... More >>
34 Avenue A, with stand-up MRI van.Turns out that there are mighty big plans afoot for the former Mo Pitkin's space on Avenue A.
Following today's news of his involvement with the new performance venue that's planned for the old Mo Pitkin's space on Avenue A, Todd Patrick gave us a call to clarify a few things.
The run of Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction was as colorful as it was brief: between its opening in 2005 and closure two years later, the Avenue A theater/restaurant/bar was rife with performance artists, burlesque dancers, and manischevitinis.
Everyone knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time before film criticism's reigning anti- anti- anti- king, Mr. Counterintuitive himself, chimed in. He's "a troll," in the words of Roger Ebert, who once tried to defend Armond White, this peculiar man, only to take it all back. He's "sm ... More >>
Stranded by Oscar
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The East Village's Howl festival collapses amid mudslinging, debt, and broken promises
New foes for CHARAS developer
Projectionists Picket Two Boots Theater
''I can't believe that all the underground insanity I skanked around for years now comprises cute touristy entertainment.''