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

Categories: Comedy

Mindy Tucker
Natalie Shure hosts Barely Regal at Greenpoint's Palace Cafe Wednesday
Sometimes Thanksgiving can be too much about other people's needs, and not enough about your own. You eat Ma Mabel's stuffing even though it tastes like mattress. You indulge Uncle Dan's annual stump-speech for Ron Paul. You manage a migraine while meth-mouth cousin Dennis yells at the Steelers. And through it all, you endure wave upon wave of family turkey farts. Well, fret no more. We have your reward for tolerating family: the best in cheap and hilarious New York City comedy shows this week.

Wednesday, November 27th

Barely Regal
The Palace Café, 206 Nassau Ave, Greenpoint, 9 p.m. Free.
Gear up for the holiday of eating by attending a free comedy show and giving yourself a well-deserved hangover. $2 beer specials all night should help with that, as you laugh your grateful ass off in a weird non-ironic Polish elk lodge kind of a venue (seriously, it's awesome). The hilarious Doug Smith, Gonzalo Cordova and Sachi Ezura are on the show, hosted by Natalie Shure and Lauren Vino.

Friday, November 29th

Glaser-Kaiser Permanente
The Brit Pack Theater, 153 Lafayette St., 9 p.m. Free.
Aaron Glaser (a UCB regular and in that movie Wolf of Wall Street) Lukas Kaiser (of Spike TV) will each be doing 30 minutes of comedy for free. There will also be FREE BEER until it runs out, and you can bring your own booze, which is pretty dope. One word of caution: despite (or perhaps DUE TO) these shows being held in a cool, youth hostel-y, opium den-ish Soho loft, these shows pack out. So RSVP ahead of time by emailing "RSVP GLASER-KAISER" at to avoid crushing disappointment.

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