This Week in Indie Comedy: Dave Attell, $5 Grift, Awkward Sex, and Other Cheap Laughs

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Dave Attell brings his "Comedy Underground" show to the Village Underground on Tuesday, January 27.

This week in Cheap Laughs, we have starry eyes, honest lies, pole-dance highs, puppet guys, a dancing surprise, and two great showcases from the legendary Mr. Dave Attell. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Colin Quinn Explains Why Every Time Comedy Gets Cool, It's Bad for Comedy

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We talk with Colin Quinn about comedy, the Comedy Cellar in the Village, and when he used to live across the street in a one-room apartment with three other people and a pair of bunk beds.

"To me what's funny is when somebody just lays out some secret thought in your head that you've never even thought about. One of the biggest compliments comedians give each other is 'You son of a bitch, you motherfucker. You thought of that, dammit. It was right there for all of us and you fuckin' came up with it.' They give you props, like, 'Bastard, that was good.' "

You can follow Quinn on Twitter — and be enraged by his positivity — at @iamcolinquinn.

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Livia Scott at UCB Chelsea Tops This Week's Best Indie Comedy

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Livia Scott brings her unique sketch show to UCB Chelsea at 8 p.m. January 14.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have brassy sketches, oddball mensches, nacho bitches, Hannibal's nieces, squeaky-clean pieces, and the chance to be black for one glorious night. 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, 1/7 - 1/13

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25-year veteran Simpsons writer Mike Reiss tells Springfield stories at the PIT this Thursday.

This week in Cheap Laughs, we have a sneaky dummy, a divorced rummy, a Queen of Dorks, Simpsons talks, and more New York podcasts than you can possibly fathom. 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, 12/31 - 1/6

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Andy Ofiesh performs at The Naked Comedy Show, this Wednesday at 11.45 p.m.

This week in Cheap Laughs, we have balls dropping, new jokes popping, shameful tales, hellish fails, essential immigrants, and the one and only Colin Quinn. 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, 12/17 - 12/23

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Want to see a live Frasier episode, performed by blind-drunk actors? Wasted Frasier is for you, this Friday
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have opinionated Greeks, party sneaks, Baltimore tones, relationship moans, and a salute to the crappiest moments of 2014. There's a lot to choose from. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Bridget Everett Wants to Meet You Under the Mistletoe at the Bell House

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Bridget Everett
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have big titties, clamps for your titties, professionally exposed titties, vegan/queer titties, cynical black titties, and titties covered in marinara sauce. Even for us, that's...a lot of titties. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Here are 12 Context-Free Lines From Norm Macdonald's Show at Caroline's

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Norm Macdonald has had quite the 2014. Between the comedian's chart-topping podcast, Norm Macdonald Live, frequent touring and finishing his upcoming memoirs, his wave of productivity has brought joy to comedy fans across North America. His series of shows last week (December 4-7) at Caroline's was a refreshing reminder that Macdonald's as funny as ever. With the galvanizing intimacy of Caroline's being the ideal venue for Macdonald's style, the comedian brought the audience on a ride of emotive storytelling, chainsaw-sharp banter, and that refreshing Macdonald charm.

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Soak Up Bill Corbett's Weird Alternate Version of Christmas

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Santa Claus, space traveler and fighter of Satan
In the not-too-distant future (Thursday, December 4), Mystery Science Theater 3000's Bill Corbett, Michael J. Nelson, and Kevin Murphy will be live-riffing the befuddling 1959 Mexican film Santa Claus in theaters nationwide (and at Regal Union Square in Manhattan). Santa's outer-space team and the wizard Merlin will battle Satan on the big screen just in time for the film's 55th anniversary. But it's not the only thing Corbett's leaving under your Christmas tree this holiday season, as his graphic novel Super-Powered Revenge Christmas plunges into stockings and onto store shelves now.

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Post-Ferguson Pick-Me-Ups, Boobs, and Baby Vomit: Here's This Week's Best Indie Comedy

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W. Kamau Bell performs at SubCulture this Sunday.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have dead dads, doodle pads, after-school for grown-ups, post-Ferguson pick-me-ups, boobs, baby vomit, and the healing power of science. Let's get into it. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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