This week in Cheap Laughs, we have pendulous breasts, primo dong, recycled bars, zines, rock vomit, and (gasp) actual fun in the Theater District. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have everything: funny Norwegians, Tinder titillation, boy burlesque, street toughs, secret passwords, cheerleading cancer, and the enduring lure of Quebec. We do it right, baby. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Monday's local headlines announced that the body of 29-year-old Columbia dental student Jiwon Lee was found Saturday in the Hudson River. Most outlets reported that she was last seen at her apartment the evening of April 1, served as president of the university's American Student Dental Association, ... More >>
For public radio fans (i.e., huge nerds), pledge drive season is the worst. No matter how self-effacingly Ira Glass asks for money, pledge drives still invoke an intense mixture of guilt and boredom in the public radio listener, an existential push-and-pull between "Wow, I should really drop a coupl ... More >>
Our first taste of winter weather today does not mean your social life must go into hibernation mode. We've got a few things lined up this week that will definitely keep your wallet full and your blood pumping.
The speed at which that story by The Onion savagely ridiculing CNN dot com's decision to put the "news" of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance on its front page yesterday was astounding. It filled Facebook and Twitter feeds--currently sitting at an astounding 243.5k FB likes and 13.4k Tweets. (Even more as ... More >>
"In the 21st century, almost all of our daily activities are linked to the internet - from banking to shopping to using our telecommunications networks and physical infrastructure systems," Governor Cuomo said, announcing the creation of an all-star New York cyber security advisory board last week. ... More >>
Well, thanks for getting Kim Kardashian knocked up, Kanye? Ever since the rapper announced from the stage that the world's most famous (and least talented) Armenian is now carrying his seed, everyone's on Kimye baby alert. To tell the truth, I'm starting to think that all the attention being paid t ... More >>
Hunting for viruses with Columbia's Simon Anthony
Of all the far-right-wing bullshit "journalism" that litters the Interwebs, we've tracked down one of the bull-shitiest -- a Vegas oddsmaker who claims that the most scandalous conspiracy regarding President Barack Obama can be found at Columbia University.Admittedly, he doesn't know exactly what th ... More >>
If Noz and The Onion collaborated, they might come up with a scenario like this one: Gucci Mane and Selena Gomez star in a Harmony Korine-directed film alongside James Franco, whose character is loosely based on the little-known YouTube rapper Riff Raff. But, of course, this is the era of trollgaze, ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics
It's finally here! The 2011 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check em out after the jump, and check back tomorrow for highlights from the awards show, including our video for the lifetime achievement award!
The Onion is a satirical newspaper. As in, the stories that it publishes are jokes. Duh, you're saying, but today they got in a bit of hot water when they tweeted about congressmen holding kids hostage in the Capitol building: "BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol ... More >>
This is your future, Brooklyn.Oh, Brooklyn. We stood by you as your chocolatiers congratulated themselves on their "childlike curiosity." We had your back when the owner of your new-wave soda fountain described the mise en place required for making an egg cream. We even stuck around when your ... More >>
The ten-year anniversary of 9/11, which could be the last hurrah for the Tribute in Light, is also presenting itself as a good opportunity for area politicians to bicker with each other. New Jersey governor Chris Christie is trying to stage-manage the ceremony, basically, and Mayor Bloomberg ... More >>
In today's edition of Press Clips, our daily media column, the seriously unserious comedians at "America's Finest News Source" do the "I get no respect" routine, kicking off a campaign to score journalism's highest prize, while some more traditional reporters obscure their work, perhaps unint ... More >>
Tony HendraA website called The Final Edition launched today as a mock version of the New York Times website with the giant headline, "The New York Times, World's Newspaper of Record, Closes Its Doors Forever." (The lead photo shows the Times building in flames.) In layout, the homepage looks ... More >>
Earlier today, we reported on the new information available about Guantanamo Bay, as some of the world's largest news organizations began publishing piles of previously classified documents about more than 700 prisoners detained there since 2002. The information was leaked to Julian Assange a ... More >>
via The OnionA reporter for the Orlando Sentinel says he was held captive in a storage closet during a recent fundraiser for Florida senator Bill Nelson attended by Vice President Joe Biden. Political reporter Scott Powers told the Drudge Report that Biden's staff confined him during the event in ... More >>
When Pakistan's version of satirical news source The Onion, known as Roznama Jawani, posted a joke story entitled "'Padded Bras Are Devil's Cushions' says Council of Islamic Ideology," Fox's (openly) conservative website Fox Nation was too quick to provide a rewrite, which began in earnest, " ... More >>
The internet is buzzing over the recent Russian report that an asteroid is going to hit Earth in 2036 and kill you and your children. If you don't have kids, this menacing rock from space will kill any children you are planning on having. The asteroid -- named 99942 Apophis -- is larger than ... More >>