Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week 8/27 - 9/2

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The Mortified Show takes over Littlefield this Tuesday at 8pm
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have Harvard grads, bitches in plaid, slavery fans, Labor Day plans, and a shame too great to hide. Let's do it. 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 This Week, 8/20 - 8/26

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Sheng Wang performs on Heavy Metal Laser Plane, at Legion Bar this Wednesday night
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have cake shops, chaotic performance art, gift shows, shift shows, the black Daria, and two triumphant celebrations for the Brooklyn Comedy Festival (all of which has shows you should consider attending here). Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

See also: Don't Make Eye Contact With Doug Stanhope

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Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week 8/13 - 8/19

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Nate Fridson launches his debut album, Best Guy So Far at Beauty Bar this Sunday.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have spacious bars, Allentown stars, game show highs, video lows, festivals, desperation, people murdering on television, and the only party in history where selfies get you in free. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

See also: Don't Make Eye Contact With Doug Stanhope

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Don't Make Eye Contact With Doug Stanhope

Categories: Comedy, Interviews

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Completely sober.
Doug Stanhope has made a successful career for himself telling it like it is. And while some people may think he does so a bit too harshly, or dwell on his bad habits, even more would people would agree that he is habitually hilarious. You'll get your chance to be entertained by this comedic ringmaster when he hits the Highline Ballroom August 15th through 17th. And since he's coming into town, we couldn't wait to talk to him to see what's up in his insane life these days.

See also: Top 10 Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2013

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Prodigal East Villager Neal Brennan Returns for The Approval Matrix on SundanceTV

Categories: Comedy, TV

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Willie Geist, Julie Klausner, Neal Brennan, Whitney Cummings and Matt Roush in "Golden Age of TV" episode.

Long before co-creating Chappelle's Show, Neal Brennan hung out at West 53rd's original Improv Comedy Club, dropped out of NYU film school and worked as a doorman at 3rd Street's Boston Comedy Club. Now living in Santa Monica, he returned to his old stomping grounds to host The Approval Matrix, a panel and sketch series based on New York Magazine's recurring last-page feature. With the likes of Chris Rock, Hannibal Buress, Judah Friedlander, Julie Klausner, Kurt Metzger and Jim Norton contributing their pop-culture opinions, The Approval Matrix debuts August 11 on SundanceTV.

See also: Top 10 Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2013

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Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week 8/6 - 8/12

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Nikki Glaser is on Northern Discomfort at The Stand, Tuesday night
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have sweaty bistro boobs, Latino alternative comedy, first timers, foster children, Bushwick blowouts, Atlanta block parties, live TV, a Private Dick comedian, and the inimitable Gary Gulman. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

See also: Exclusive: Comedian Gary Gulman Announces Late-Night Milestone, Fall Tour, New Special

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Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 7/30 - 8/3

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T.J. Miller performs with his sister Morgan in Miller Time at The PIT on Monday.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have beloved transgender Puerto Ricans, animal tail butt plugs, nipple tassels, special siblings, and a musical based on stand-up comedy. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Exclusive: Comedian Gary Gulman Announces Late-Night Milestone, Fall Tour, New Special

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Courtesy Gary Gulman
As of his springtime appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Gary Gulman has officially appeared on every late-night network talk show currently on the air. (That'd include The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and even Conan as a cable bonus.) To celebrate the achievement and his 20th anniversary in comedy, the Boston native exclusively announces his It's About Time fall tour, leading up to the taping of a special bearing the same name.

See also: Kurt Metzger Talks Emmy Nominations, Jim Norton, and Amy Schumer

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Kurt Metzger Talks Emmy Nominations, Jim Norton, and Amy Schumer

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Courtesy Comedy Central
Chappelle's Show vet and Comedy Cellar regular Kurt Metzger says he's done courting the ire of bloggers who feign outrage in the service of page counts: "If you like it, good, and otherwise don't even watch it. I don't need to break it down any more than that." At the final party of Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival, he reflects on his recent successes...and his subsequent lack of leisure time.

See also: Hannibal Buress: "Bombing Can Be Good"

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Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in NYC This Week, 7/23 - 7/29

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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.

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