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Stand-up Comedy

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 6/4 - 6/10

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have fancy special tapings, a late night TV staff doing improv, nerdy comics, swag comics, a royal baby pig, a tight five on autism, and dick jokes sold with love in the world's most important gay bar. It's a hot week. Here's our rundown of the best in independently pro ... 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

    November 6, 2013

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

    The New York Comedy Festival takes over town this week, and by all means salute your Bill Burrs, your Larry Davids and your Stephen Colberts. But they get enough ink. Cheap Laughs ignores the main event and digs through the undercard, bringing you the best and boldest of alt, indie and up-and-coming ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 6, 2013

    HAPPY DISCOMFORT

    Neil Hamburger and Tim Heidecker

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Comedian Kurt Braunohler Misses You All the Time, New York

    Comedian Kurt Braunohler is the kind of kind of sweet goofball that standup is supposed to chew up and spit into a half-eaten basket of comedy club chicken wings. But as well as finding a niche as a headlining comic, the ex-Brooklynite is becoming a comedy switch-hitter who is very busy--the magical ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 17, 2013

    OLD MAN COMPLEX

    This is what happens when you raise the Olsen twins

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013

    WILD THING

    T.J. Miller Hits Gotham Comedy Club

  • Voice Choices

    January 9, 2013

    BACK TO SCHOOL

    Take a class (sort of) 
with Fred Armisen

  • Voice Choices

    October 17, 2012

    FUNNY GIRL

    Don’t call them “comediennes”

  • Voice Choices

    March 14, 2012

    LAUGH LINES

    Calling all improvisers

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    The 2011 Juggalo Infomercial Has Arrived, Spoofing Star Wars and Starring Vanilla Ice

    Please enjoy this year's Juggomercial. It's 27:03 minutes long, less than an hour old, and takes place in a spaceship traveling to planet "earf." It is allegedly here to inform the world that wrestlers like Rowdy Roddy Piper and King Kong Bundy will be doing stand-up at the Gathering of the Jugga ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2011

    PETAL PUSHERS

    Delight in this flowery Brooklyn festival

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    James Franco and Anne Hathaway: Great Oscar Hosts?

    ​I was just on Judith Regan's show on Sirius radio when my husbear Bruce Vilanch phoned in and revealed that he'll again be writing the jokes for the Oscar telecast. Vilanch said he recently met with first-time hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway to see how to optimize their presence on the ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 22, 2010

    New York Comics Go Laughing Into the Heart of Darkness

    Comedian Greg Barris hosts a 'Tent Revival' at Park Slope's Union Hall

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    "Eddie Murphy is The Most Commercially Successful African-American Actor...

    "...in the history of the motion picture business." That's what it says in Eddie's bio in the press notes for Shrek Forever After, and press kits never lie, right? To double check it, I looked up lifetime b.o. gross totals on boxofficemojo.com and sure enough, Eddie tops other heavyweights like De ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010

    TRACY, YOU SO CRAZY

    Tracy Jordan, er, Morgan, for your pleasure

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    March 24, 2010
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    February 16, 2010

    GO GREEN

    The 'Bum Bum Song' really did it for us

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2010

    RESCUE HAITI

    Laughing for a good cause

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    CMJ Day Two: Margaret Cho at the Living Room

    Stacey Anderson Margaret Cho plus Emilyn Brodsky, Elon James White The Living Room Wednesday, October 21 I don't know what the true barometer for stupidity is, but it may just be this: not realizing you are watching a bisexually themed comedy show, instead of a depressed Russian folk singer-songwr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2009

    A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN

    Jon Lajoie raps about pot and your genitals

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009

    SUNDAY MORNING

    Richard Unterberger discusses his new book on the Velvet Underground

  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009

    NEW YORK IS OZ

    Ashanti's got nothing on Diana Ross

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2009

    GOAT BOY

    The original Saul Silver hits the stage

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Liberace and Phyllis Diller: Two Different People?

    Two fluffy legends appear in the same room--even in the same frame--in this YouTube treasure: campy classical pianist Liberace and feathery standup comic/sitdown ivory tinkler Phyllis Diller, who is sort of his butch counterpart, with funkier hair and less jewelry. Imploding gender expectations on L ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 28, 2009

    ALL MIXED UP

    Beirut sounds like more than just Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Zipper Theatre Closes

    The Zipper Factory theatre is a lovely, slightly old-fashioned little facility, affordable to and used by all kinds of performers from burlesque queens to emerging dramatists to high-powered acts like Margaret Cho and Ute Lemper. It's also connected to a bar and a restaurant, where theatre types oft ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 31, 2008

    SURE SHOT

    No one’s safe when Todd Barry’s on stage

  • Voice Choices

    December 31, 2008

    CHUTZPAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Hanukkah’s over, but Hoffman’s just begun

  • Voice Choices

    December 31, 2008

    SPECIAL DELIVERY

    An eccentric new gift from Young Jean Lee

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Interview: Harmony Korine On His New Collected Fanzines

    "It was an insane time, we would stay up for days at a time and smoke George Burns cigars and listen to Henny Youngman standup routines and watch W.C. Fields movies and write jokes, homemade jokes, jokes with missing punchlines. Those were really good times." By the age of 22, Harmony Korine had ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008
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    October 22, 2008

    LAUGH AWAY YOUR 401(K)

    Find refuge in a few hours of certifiably funny stand-up

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008

    IT'S YOUR CHOICE

    A pupu platter of punditry

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2008

    Sweet Twang

    Brad Paisley channels his inner stand-up comedian

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Voice Choice: Mike Birbiglia

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia loves to milk his underdog status for laughs as a 30-year-old stand-up (today’s his birthday!) who gets no respect (his routine includes the humiliating story of the time he was introduced as a “middle-tier” comedian at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City). But now that he’s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2008

    Laugh In

    Comedy Central comes to Central Park

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2008

    NERD RAGE

    Comedian Brian Posehn’s pretty cool for a dork

  • Voice Choices

    February 26, 2008

    BACK TO WORK

    Fred Armisen performs just for us one last time

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008

    BACK AT WORK

    We just want these comedians to have something to do

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Interview: Comedian Michael Showalter

    Michael Showalter's playing a Barack Rock Fundraiser. But it's not an endorsement. "My sister was a speechwriter in the Clinton White House," he says. "So why don't you pick up that ball and run with it." Michael Showalter arrived on the comedy scene with the mid-'90s hit MTV comedy sketch show T ... More >>

  • Art

    May 29, 2007

    The Sunday Comics

    The Whitest Kids U Know would maybe like to screw a deer. Welcome to New York sketch-comedy boom time.

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    October 3, 2006
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    March 7, 2006
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    August 23, 2005
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    November 19, 2002
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    July 2, 2002
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    June 4, 2002
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    October 27, 1998
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