Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 7/2 - 7/8
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have pendulous breasts, primo dong, recycled bars, zines, rock vomit, and (gasp) actual fun in the Theater District. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
Wednesday, July 2nd
The Bell House, doors 7 p.m. / show: 8 p.m. $5.
Would you like to do more reading? Then we humbly recommend the wonderfully titled "Pendulous Breasts Quarterly", a humor zine featuring writers from The Onion, Colbert, Adult Swim, and every other funny place. Tonight they're throwing a bash to promote their second issue, subtitled "Madame Bainbridge's Compendium Of Primo Dong (Abridged)". Reggie Watts, Nick Turner, Joe Pera and many others will perform. And you will probably laugh extremely hard.
Producer's Club, 8 p.m. Free.
Nikki Glaser and Tony Deyo are two of the tightest joke-writers in the business, and you can see them both tonight for the grand total of bubkis dollars and zip cents. This Theater District showcase features a blend of TV-blooded veteran comics and newer, hungrier performers. And in our opinion, it's a boatload more fun than any Broadway show. But be our guest: if you want to pay $120 to watch an emotionally unstable narcissist cry unconvincingly, by all means attend a play.
I Don't Get It
ReVision Lounge, 8 p.m. Free.
This bar is getting a rep as a hidden spot for cool comedy, with open mics and shows sprouting in its back room like alfafa. The bar is an art installation unto itself, made entirely of recycled and repurposed materials (check out that sweet Cadillac DJ booth). And it hosts a hell of a line-up tonight. Nick Vatterott, Ben Kronberg and Doug Smith are among the talent, joined by the lovely improvizers JewNoir.
Thursday, July 3rd
The Dan + Joe + Charles Show
UCBeast, 10.30 p.m. $5.
Three of the fastest rising alternative comics in the city host this festival of oddity every week at UCBeast. Semitic dreamboat Charles Gould, web series phenom Joe Pera and punk rock's own Dan Licata (ask about his comedy zine -- it's incredible) present a rolling cast of weirdo comics. Tonight, patron saint of Northeast corridor disaffection Chris Gethard joins Zack Pearlman, Kenji Lee, and more.