Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 5/28 - 6/3

Steve Buscemi and his piercing stare appear on Scott Rogowsky's Running Late, this Wednesday at Littlefield
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have it all: triumphant homecomings, A-list movie stars, bitchy brews, bitchin' tunes, cults quaffing Kool Aid, and a whole bunch of tasseled nipples. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

Wednesday, May 28

Running Late
Littlefield, 8.30 p.m. $8.

Scott Rogowsky's live talk show has some huge gets this week. Giant movie star and lifelong downtown cool weirdo Steve Buscemi will vist, along with SNL's Brooks Wheelan, and Fox Sports' bomb-thrower Katie Nolan. Legendary comedy writer Adam Resnick also stops by to flog his upbeat new book Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation.

Bitches' Brew
Lucey's Lounge, 8 p.m. Free.

Gowanus cocktail lounge Lucey's is home to a new monthly stand-up showcase, leaning heavily on female comedy talent. There are funny guys on the show (like Patrick Shroeder and Taylor Ketchum), but the ladies are the draw: hosts Meghan O'Keefe and Noami Karavani will do time, along with a group of hand-picked funny women sure to delight you.

Thursday, May 29

New York Funny Songs Festival: Bitch-Craft
The Creek and the Cave, 10 p.m. $10 in advance.

Thursday through Saturday, the New York Funny Songs Festival takes over the town, filling bars and venues with witty ditties and catchy choruses about gross stuff. Tonight the weekly Bitch-Craft comedy show takes residence at The Creek and the Cave to showcase the Queens of New York Comedy Music. Jessica Delfino, Katie Haller, Tahlia Robinson and of course the Reformed Whores take the stage to show comic songwriters from all over the country how we do here in NYC.

Location Info



622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: General

The Creek and the Cave

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

Category: Music

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

307 W. 26th St., New York, NY

Category: General

Kraine Theater

85 E. 4th St., New York, NY

Category: General

The Stand

239 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

The Bell House

149 7th St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Music

The Stand

239 3rd Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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