Follow New York Comic Sam Morril from Club to Club as He Works Out This Joke

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Sam Morril has been a stand-up comic in New York for almost a decade. He has been on Conan and Comedy Central, and performs in comedy clubs all over New York City and nationally. Before making it to the stage, Morril would hand out flyers for comedy shows -- doing so, luckily, only for a short stint. Morril met Patton Oswalt after a show in New York, who advised him to "do open mics, just go to every open mic." Morril took his advice. "They were awful," he reflects, "humiliating and awful. But I just kept doing them."

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Hear Jimmy Fallon's Warmup Guy Seth Herzog's Most Awkward Sexual Experience

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This week in Cheap Laughs, we have sexual embarrassment, late-show merriment, impersonations, and the most positive human being ever to walk the earth. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Comedy Duo the Lucas Brothers Pull Double Duty

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Twin NYC comedians Kenny and Keith Lucas are all about the slow burn. Their low-key, deadpan give and take has been featured on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Arrested Development, 22 Jump Street, and Comedy Central Web series The Super Late Morning Show ("The morning show for people who wake up at noon"), and their animated Fox series, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., in which the two voice Greenpoint-based van movers, returns for a second season this fall. Not content to work on one show at a time, October 28 sees the premiere of TruTV's Friends of the People. The pair sat down with us at this summer's Just for Laughs Montreal comedy festival to discuss the ensemble-sketch series.

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Colin Quinn Is Performing Five Free Shows Next Week

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Colin Quinn performs all week for free at The Creek and the Cave
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have sweater kings, Daily Show zings, Puerto Rican Rattlesnakes, Jazz babycakes, and New York's spirit clown, Mr. Colin Quinn. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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The Iron Sheik Is Ready to Roast Everyone's Nuts

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He will break your neck, make you humble.
No one can dish it out quite like the Iron Sheik. And, even though he's no longer in the ring, he's still smacking people down. The legendary Iron Sheik is more into giving a complete and total verbal lashing these days, and on October 30th, he'll be stepping into a different ring but still promises to deliver the ultimate beat down when he hosts "Roast Rumble: The Ultimate Insult Fest" at Carolines on Broadway. With your chance to see the legend in the flesh coming up, we got the details on what to expect from the event and then got him to roast a few people as well because, hey, it's only right. Right?

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SNL's Cecily Strong and a Gowanus Version of Sundance: This Week in NYC Comedy

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SNL's Cecily Strong is guest of honor at Running Late With Scott Rogowsky, 11pm Weds. evening at UCB Chelsea
This week in Cheap Laughs we have Dad sidekicks, $100 sketch kicks, jungle lasers, naked blazers, Buffalo kooks, daisy dukes, and the world's greatest crowd-work show. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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"45 Jokes About My Dead Dad": This Week in Comedy

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The Andy Kaufman Award will be won at UCBeast on Sunday at 7.30 p.m.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have grind-core rawness, hyperdermic madness, kitschy gladness, marital slackness, trophy wackness, gateway drugs, and Andy Kaufman's jacket. Also, special mention for The PIT's four-day sketch comedy festival, which is taking over their 24th Street theater from Thursday through Sunday. If you're sketch-obsessed, it should dominate your week. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Seven Not-So-Dirty Facts About the Street Soon to be Known as George Carlin Way

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With a posthumous honor, the New York City native continues grappling with religion even after death. Here are, appropriately enough, seven things you should know about the newly-minted George Carlin Way.

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Ethan Hawke (!) Leads Off the Best Comedy Shows in NYC This Week

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Ethan Hawke appears on "Ask Me Another" at The Bell House Oct. 1.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have movie stars, trashy bars, improv legends, characters with edges, comic-book hits, tasseled tits, retired cops, and exhilarated immigrants. It's like a Scorsese film, but funnier. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in New York This Week, 9/24 - 9/30

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This network behemoth goes indie when Yannis Pappas hosts its try outs at The Stand this week.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have last comics standing, ultra-slick branding, funny bastards, funny stories, funny feelings, and an improvised musical based entirely on your own relationship. We aren't big on boundaries. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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