Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie Comedy This Week, 1/22 - 1/28

Categories: Comedy

VH1 Best Week Ever's Michelle Buteau performs at Rifftown this Wednesday, at The Creek and the Cave
This week in New York comedy, we're all about story. The Creek and the Cave hosts its Rifftown show, highlighting the best off-the-cuff raconteurs in town. Josh Accardo and Kambri Crews deliver one-person shows with professional stand-up chops. And The Moth's Adam Wade--so adorable, he's essentially a human kitten with eye-glasses--hosts a showcase of the best storytelling talent in the East Village. And if that's too all cutesy-poo, there's pole-dancing too. Yes, for real. Here's our round-up of the best in independent New York comedy this week.

Wednesday, January 22nd

The Creek and the Cave, 8 p.m. Free.

Rifftown brings New York's top comedians together and asks them to commit sacrilege: leave all their jokes and set lists at home, and commit to a night of pure riffing. Performers either tell a story they've never told anyone, improvise a stand-up set based on an audience suggestion, or rant off the cuff. This month host Carolyn Castiglia welcomes Michelle Buteau (Best Week Ever, Fox's military sitcom Enlisted), Rob Cantrell (Colbert Report), Frank Liotti (Grand Theft Auto V... yes, really) and a bunch of other funny people.

Thursday, January 23rd

Talk Story
CAP21 Studios, 9 p.m. Free.

Josh Accardo's new show is about the stories a man tells himself the night he planned to propose to his girlfriend... but just couldn't pull the trigger. Expect a lot of drinking, self-questioning (is sex addiction a thing?), and details on how a Hawaiian grandfather and Sicilian father can make you a very confused but entertaining male person.

Friday, January 24th

Location Info

The Creek and the Cave

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

Category: Music

Cap21 Studios

18 W. 18th St., New York, NY

Category: General

The Peoples Improv Theater

123 E. 24th St., New York, NY

Category: General

R Bar

218 Bowery, New York, NY

Category: Music


153 E. 3rd St., New York, NY

Category: General


153 E. 3rd St., New York, NY

Category: General

The Stand

239 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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