This week in Cheap Laughs, we have movie stars, trashy bars, improv legends, characters with edges, comic-book hits, tasseled tits, retired cops and exhilarated immigrants. It's like a Scorsese film, but funnier. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
photo by the Shaltzes Brooklyn photographer Jason Shaltz wants you to know that he's been working on The Juggalo, his debut photography show that opens tonight, since this past February. That is, before Insane Clown Posse's "Miracles" video went viral, before the unruly Juggalo masses hurled rocks, ... More >>
Girls, probably telling the truth. Photo by Sandy Kim.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reviews Michael Jackson's mercifully goofy and cheerful This Is It, Reyhan Harmanci does some reporting and fact-checking on the improbably ridiculous backstory of San Francisco duo Girls, Andy Be ... More >>
New York's got some weird addresses. Heard about the Chinatown tenement at 81 Bowery where residents live in cubicles? It stinks of piss and fish paste, yet when it was closed briefly for fire violations, tenant fought to get back in. Maybe they just want to be near the Bowery Ballroom? Eliza ... More >>
We don't mean to sound paranoid, but: Did aliens abduct George Clooney's sense of humor?