Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 3/26 - 4/1
This week in Cheap Laughs, we hang out in bookstores, right a historic wrong done to Staten Island, brag abut Brooklyn's best live talk show, and hear tall tales about the very worst topic known to man: cheating. Here are our picks for independently produced New York comedy worth your time over the next seven days.
Shalewa Sharpe hosts "How Do I Get There?" at The Creek and The Cave this Thursday.
Wednesday, March 26
Running Late with Scott Rogowsky
Littlefield, Doors 7.30 p.m / show 8.30 p.m. $8 online, $10 at the door.
After a three-month hiatus, Brooklyn's favorite late night comedy talk show returns for a fifth season at Littlefield. And to celebrate, host with the most Scott Rogowsky has booked a blockbuster roster of guests: rap legend Pharoahe Monche (Oh No!), the New York Times' late night war chronicler Bill Carter, and The Daily Show's hilarious new cast member Jordan Klepper.
Nights of Our Lives
UCB Chelsea, 9.30 p.m. $5.
The UCB's top storytelling show cuts close to the bone with tonight's theme: "Cheating". Expert raconteurs Adam Wade, Christian Capozzoli and Anna Roisman will regale you with tales of rule-breaking, betrayal, and bad, bad things.
Full Cup, 9 p.m. Free.
In all its storied 9-month history, Cheap Laughs has not listed a single event taking place in Staten Island. We're ashamed and will do better, starting now. Alternative community venue Full Cup is under new management, and bringing all kinds of cool weird stuff to S.I.'s Stapleton neighborhood: gay movie nights, hardcore shows, burlesque fun (i.e. all that is great and good in entertainment). Tonight, comedy is in the mix. Host Joe Romby Jr. has a hook: nine comedians, a 90-minute show, starting at 9 p.m., in a show called "9-Ball." Ashley Bez and Conrad Roth are the pick of a fun line-up. Like the ferry, the show is free.
Thursday, March 28
Three of Cups, 8 p.m. Free.
Louis Katz's album If These Balls Could Talk is fantastic and you should buy it right now. But if you need more convincing, go see him headline at Class War this week, a consistently good alt showcase in the East Village. Two other very funny dudes, Taylor Ketchum and Tim Dillon, are on deck too, helping hosts Evan Davis and Myka Fox deliver the goods.
How Do I Get There?
The Creek and the Cave, 8 p.m. Free.
This sweet, reflective stage show is all about direction in our lives: how do you get to where you want to be, from where you are? Comic host Shalewa Sharpe chats with different comedians each month about how well (or more often, poorly) they navigated the toughest portions of their lives. Emily Fleming, Rae Sanni and Mike Brown are some of the clowns musing about life's riptides this time around.