This week in Cheap Laughs, we have smoldering SNL talent, organized labor, electro-disco, gay improv, slams, snark, anonymous dating shows, and just the nicest young man from Wisconsin. It's irresistible. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
It's the sexiest time of the year, people. Valentine's Day approaches, when all relationships grow stronger via expensive prix fixe dinners and Whitman Samplers bought at gas stations. Want to avoid the heartache baked deep into this crappy, sappy holiday? There's a whole city full of cynical clowns ... More >>
Catch the Jack White-approved Haden Triplets
You've spent a week eating leftovers and let's be frank: you're starting to look puffy. You need to get out and work those abs. And is there a better work-out for your gut than laughter? No. That's medical science. So do your health a favor and see some of our picks for the best value comedy shows i ... More >>
If you're in your 20s, you're probably eating or hooking up right now. At least, that's what the NY Times might lead you to believe. Two separate features in this weekend's paper suggest that, of the many gritty realities that plague millennials, dining expenses and dating dilemmas are among the m ... More >>
"Sadly, the only Guy I'm going steady with Is my bartender."* Have you heard of Haiku for the Single Girl? It's a new book written by 29-year-old Beth Griffenhagen, who, when not penning haiku, spends her days in the marketing department at Murray's Cheese. We talked to Beth, who happens to be havi ... More >>
There are so many reasons people who desperately don't want to be single are still as alone as a '90s boy bander. But according to Siggy Flicker, the matchmaker star of VH1's Why Are You Still Single?!, numero uno is that they don't present the best version of themselves on dates, self-sabotaging w ... More >>
WTF, science? Today in news we could, perhaps quite literally, live without, it turns out that not only are single people kinda screwed tax-wise and forced to buy their married friends gifts in honor of their marriages and their children whom we must also affix photographs of to our sad littl ... More >>
So it's on! We've earned the equal right in New York state to same-sex marriage! And it happened in my LOOOOOONG lifetime! It's a blessing, a gift, a journey, a closure, and every other cliche my gay little mind can think of. But who do I marry now?
Oh, don't worry, I'm in favor of it. It's extremely important we get this in New York so we can have equality in that area and also stick it to the Republicans! But there's a sense in which gay marriage will add to the oppression of my sad little life.
Last week, an old friend we hadn't spoken to for a long time announced on Facebook that she was getting a divorce. She didn't do so by writing a message. Rather, she simply changed her relationship status from "married" to "single." (She also dropped her husband's last name for her maiden nam ... More >>
Tomorrow, millions of unoriginal people will give and receive chocolates, flowers and diamonds for the elaborate courting ritual of Valentine's Day. Women will wear red or black lace lingerie and men will take them out to dinner at expensive restaurants with prix fixe specials for V-Day, and ... More >>
The plight of the single lady
According to a new survey undertaken by Match.com, single Americans might be a bit different than they used to be! Particularly with regard to how they date. In brief, men want love, and sometimes even marriage and kids. Women, however, want freedom. In other news, one-night stands aren't so ... More >>
Every day we hear more about how Williamsburg is "over," whatever that word actually means. But now it's like seriously really "over" you guys, according to the 1000th installation in The New York Times Explores That Faraway Place, Brooklyn : it's the next Park Slope. Germy kids and their hip ... More >>
Why is it that very single guy who drives the pedicabs that fill up half the street look like they should instead be posing for L'Uomo Vogue? They're invariably drop-dead gorgeous from head to toe -- supermodel material, with simmering eyes and tousled locks -- and I can't figure out why!
Brian Moore, a Milwaukee-raised 23-year-old, is like the modern-day version of sweetheart Cory Matthews from Boy Meets World (albeit lankier and blonder), and he's seeking his Topanga. The Emerson '09 grad moved to New York four months ago, and having spent most of his entire adult life in a ... More >>
via the Huffington PostFrom childhood onward, books, fairy tales, and idealistic parents condition women to desire a handsome prince. Then, eventually, the notion is accepted as a metaphor for whatever acceptable guy you've got (He held the door for me -- what a prince!). But when a real prin ... More >>
Ease on down to Henry Street
No one is bonkers here.The Telegraph addresses a very important question today: Does being single make you bonkers?
From the department of ICWUDT: the Post howls in outrage at the new state taxes to be suffered by three specific classes of New Yorkers: the "Average Joes," the "Well-Off Family," and the "Single Guy." They make their best case for the Joes, first by putting a picture of black people in their graph ... More >>
Sexual subcultures leave hetero wankers hangin'
Revisiting a postNew Wave director's fixations with Gallic gamines and classic lit
Women of a certain, sexy age are at their erotic peak
Rereading 'Sex and the Single Girl'