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

Categories: Comedy, Comics

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Missy Baker performs at The Creek's Bizarre Bazaar this Thursday

Labor Day is just a week away. It's your last chance to see comedians work dirtier, push envelopes harder, and tell industrial quantities of Ben Affleck/Batman jokes before "real life" resumes. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch.

See also: Comedian Kurt Braunohler Misses You All the Time, New York


Monday, August 26th

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
Littlefield, 8 p.m.
$5 online, $8 at the door
Now bedded in as the best of all possible replacements for Hot Tub!, Wyatt Cenac's Night Train nails the formula for successful comedy in New York: fun room, rabid fan base, and a hot, talented, famous black guy hosting. Jessi Klein and Eugene Mirman deliver the goods tonight, with Jermaine Fowler, Guy Branum, Billy Wayne Davis and RG Daniels.

Also on Monday

Press Record - with John F. O'Donnell
Brit Pack Studios, 9 p.m.
FREE (limited space - email to RSVP)
Magical weirdo John F. O'Donnell will be recording a half-hour of carefully crafted material tonight, and if you've never seen a comic tape a long set, you should go. It's a privilege to see years of jokes laid down in one night, captured at the peak of their life, like those mosquitoes in Jurassic Park. You can BYOB and some free booze will be provided.


Tuesday, August 27th


Kurt Braunohler Record Release Party
The Bell House, 8 p.m.
$15
Kurt Braunohler returns to Brooklyn in bloody triumph, bearing his newly released standup album (read all about it in our interview with him here). He's joined by Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, Nick Turner, and Ted Leo in probably the most ridiculously entertaining bill of the week.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Littlefield

622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

The Bell House

149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Creek and the Cave

10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY

Category: Music

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