Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 7/23 - 7/29
DANA EDELSON/NBC Brooks Wheelan, now former SNL cast member, brings his "Falling Back on Stand-up Tour" to Union Hall this Monday.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have free pie, pole dancing titillation, two-handed improv genus, garbage men, and the some of the funniest people on earth. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Wednesday, July 23rd
The Cause B Show
The Cobra Club, 8.30 p.m. Free (and free beer with donation).
Late last year, comedian Kyle Ayers overheard a couple breaking up on his Brooklyn rooftop. So like any respectful neighbor, he live-tweeted the entire split. The exchange went super-viral, sparking dozens of re-enactments (like the one above). Ayers will perform tonight at this rolling monthly benefit show for various local non-profits, alongside Lauren Vino, Neruda Williams and others. And if you make any donation to the cause, you get a free beer. Which is pretty cool.
UCB Chelsea, 9.30 p.m. $5
Late Night with Seth Meyers writers' Peter Grosz and John Lutz are old-school Chicago improv veterans, and can spin brilliance out of nothing. If you've never been to an improv show before (or far too many bad ones), this one can rekindle your faith in the medium. Getting there early is recommended, as the best seats in the eccentrically configured UCB Chelsea will fill up quickly.
Thursday, July 24th
Tammany Hall, Doors 8 p.m. / Show 8.30 p.m. Free.
Dan St. Germain will be departing New York for L.A. very soon, with pilot deals and industry buzz spilling out of his ample wazoo. So you should get a move on if you want to see him before that departure. This show is perfect for it, where alongside Dan you can see fellow sober warrior Evan Williams, Sara Armour and Jared Logan.
Friday, July 25th
Heavy Metal Laser Plane
Legion, Doors 7.30 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. Free.
Mike Recine is from New Jersey, and has spent the last few years hauling garbage for a living. As a sideline, he's one of the funniest young comedians in New York. He made his late night debut on Conan last month and brought the house down. Come see what the fuss was about, alongside Colorado genius Ben Kronberg, Phoebe Robinson and Emmy Blotnick.