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.
Like seeing live music? Well GOOD NEWS, we've got every concert in the city worth a pair of ear plugs right here for you to comb through, and we add to the list each day.
By Richard Gehr Popular Vermont improv-rock quartet Phish turned 30 on December 2, ending their strongest year together since, oh, 1998 or so. Is it coincidence that the group's subsequent bad juju -- first a hiatus, then a breakup -- occurred during the horrific Bush administration? Or that the gr ... More >>
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 >>
T.J. Miller Hits Gotham Comedy Club
Sneak a beer into this movie
Debbie Downer's Girl Walks Into a Bar is hilarious
The abridged version of the chain, at Newark's Terminal A National burger chains are flying into town and running up their numbers so fast, we can't keep up with them. One of the latest to arrive - along with Smashburger, Fatburger (which tried twice in the last two decades, failed, and is ... More >>
Saturday Night Live is switching up their cast, and the New York Times has confirmed the new lineup. Who's out and who's in this season, which everyone will tell you is worse than the season before regardless?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 51 Young-at-Heart Mets Wait Till This Year! by Michael C.D. Macdonald The first game ever played at Shea Stadium had proved to be my last visit with the Mets. Feeling apart from the "new breed" of mid-sub ... More >>
Get ready to laugh around the clock
What do you get when you fall in love with Sean Hayes?
What the heck's a SketchProv?
Plus Nancy Giles plays with her hair. And acid redux: Elliot Tiber and Demetri Martin talk about Taking Woodstock.
To recall some great theater artists gone this year means looking at why we make theater
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 30, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 32 The Village Voice 'Obies,' 1962-63 The Voice handed out its Eighth Annual "Obie" Awards in a somewhat chaotic but spirited ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Village Gate. Invited theatre people and well-wi ... More >>
Though never the author, his visionary directing made him a true creator
Yuk it up with Chicago's finest
Vote for your favorite Sketchprov team
Chi-town comics are first-rate
Cloverfields Hud holds still
A meditation on isolation goes inside the box
Slackjawed sketch comedy adaptation struggles on the big screen
Artists from the Windy City take the Fringe by storm
From wiseacre to wounded wise man: Murray as Bozo, bumbling dad, and bodhisattva
Behind the Scenes With the Drama Queens