Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 3/12 - 3/18
Consider this week's Cheap Laughs our gift to a city about to experience something terrible: the regurgitated Guinness festival that is St. Patrick's day. Lord, have mercy. Do yourself a favor. Avoid the ass-clowns at McWherever's and go watch some live comedy. Here is our roundup of the best in independent comedy this week.
Wu-Tang's Masta Killa wants YOU to hear him tell stories at The Creek and the Cave this Friday at 10pm.
Wednesday, March 12th
Over the Eight, 8 p.m. Free.
Williamsburg is getting spoiled these days, with incredible independent stand-up shows popping up in what seems like every single bar back-room. Hot Crowd has pedigree and panache this week, with the hilarious Jon Fisch and Dan St Germain tearing laughter out of your chest at Over the Eight. The undercard has gems on it too: catch Rojo Perez and Scotland Green, two comedians whose stars are on the rise.
Thursday, March 13th
Two Black Dudes and a Microphone
Stand Up NY Labs, 8 p.m. Free.
These dudes ran this show for five years in Chicago, and tore up that town with great lineups. Now hosts Will Miles and Clark Jones are both NYC residents, they're transplanting their show into the fertile soil at Stand UP NY Labs. It should make waves. The packed show includes Jon Laster with Janine Brito, Nate Fridson and a bunch of very funny folks. Seating will be very limited so make sure to reserve seats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 14th
The Creek and the Cave, 10 p.m. Free.
Your long wait is over. Party animal Andrew W.K. and Wu Tang's go-to mic assassin Masta Killa will be our inaugural guests on the storytelling show featuring the wildest, weirdest tales from comedians' and musicians' days on tour. And comics Joe List and Leah Bonnema swing by to tell a few stories of good times and bad decisions. Get there early to avoid disappointment.