Watch Amy Sedaris Get Silly With Conan's Secret Weapon Live in NYC

Categories: Comedy

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Amy Sedaris guests on Running Late With Scott Rogowsky at Carolines, 4/22/15.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have an almost–Jon Hamm, a slightly–Louis CK, a kind-of Carrie Bradshaw, and a most-definitely Amy Sedaris. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Cheap Laughs: Boning, Groaning and Lots and Lots of Shame

Categories: Comedy

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Ari Shaffir
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have boning, groaning, smoking, shaming, writing, failing...and just making things up on the spot. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.


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Marina Franklin on Which NYC Comedy Club Is Most Like Middle America

In this episode of the Voice's This Is Stand-Up series, we shadow New York–based stand-up comic Marina Franklin between comedy clubs on the Lower East Side and in midtown.

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Patti LuPone, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Barry Manilow Help Bridget Everett Get Fucked

Categories: Comedy, Last Night

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Patti LuPone and Bridget Everett at Bridget Everett Gets Fucked by Ars Nova
Since the autumn 2014 run of Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom, the Village Voice cover star extended her show's Joe's Pub dates through February, starred in the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's "Betty vs. the NYPD" video, and filmed forthcoming Comedy Central special Gynecological Wonder. Thursday evening at Hell's Kitchen venue Stage 48, the alt-cabaret breakout was also honored at the performance-art community's Bridget Everett Gets Fucked by Ars Nova.

Table seating was designated via lyric placards rising above votive candles and penis-shaped confetti. One might find oneself seated at the "Flap Jack Titties" table, for example, or the "Cave Man Titties" table, "Tic Tac Titties" table, "Nurse Jackie Titties" table, etc. Just below the stage, the "Bridget Everett Titties" table sat front and center and loaded with chardonnay.

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Cheap Laughs: NYC Comedy Week Breaks Out the Game of Thrones Burlesque and More

Categories: Comedy

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Cherry Pitz performs Game of Thrones–themed burlesque at "And I Am Not Lying" at UCBeast, Friday at midnight.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have Japanese humiliation, Game of Thrones temptation, teenage indignation, and a big pile of Holy Fuck. Also, it's NYC Comedy Week, where the city collaborates with venues to offer 2-for-1 tickets for dozens of performance spaces. This is the time to experiment and hit up that venue you've walked past dozens of times but never explored. It's like the restaurant week of comedy, except the providers don't slash quality and treat you like a rube. It's prime rib every night! Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Cheap Laughs: Viking Funerals, Bad Cop Shows, and Plenty of April Fools

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Charla Lauriston presents new episodes of Clench and Release tonight at Littlefield.
It's April Fools' Day, and like all true comedy fans, we are NOT cooking up some nonsense prank that anyone with a brain can see coming a mile off! This week in Cheap Laughs, we have unbreakable writers, unsinkable losers, bad cop shows, hot gay shows, and Viking funerals. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Cheap Laughs: Bad Music Videos, Badass Women, Free Pizza, and More

Categories: Comedy

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Lane Moore of "Tinder Live"
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have badass women, Irish gays, pizza, and shame. Now that's what we call a night on the town. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Bad Assery Is All About Funny, Not Just 'Funny for a Girl'

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Natalie Wall and Shaina Stigler of Bad Assery
If you turn on your TV — or, more likely, flip open your laptop — you might get the impression that the comedy world is good to women. Broad City, Veep, The Mindy Project, Girls, Orange Is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Parks and Recreation (may it rest in peace) — there is no shortage of women who reliably make us laugh, week after week.

And yet.

For those women still duking it out in the comedy trenches, the game hasn't changed all that much. Natalie Wall recalls the first night of a 2014 tour for her storytelling show, Awkward Sex...and the City, in which she and five other female comics shared their most horrifically funny sex stories. "We sold out the venue. There were people in line to see us that had never even heard of us before," Wall says. "We fucking killed! Then three separate guys told me I was really funny...'for a girl.' It ruined the 'killing it' moment immediately.

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Cheap Laughs: Hot Tubs, Half-Chubs, and Beastie Boy Backup Dancers

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Bridget Everett appears on Dale Radio Live at The Pit this Tuesday.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have hot tubs, heckling clubs, honest flubs, half-chubs, and a Beastie Boy backup dancer. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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Cheap Laughs: Boobs, Bulges, and Long-Forgotten VHS Tapes

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Clara Coquette performs at And I'm Not Lying on 3/13.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have the power of song, the King of Wrong, boobs, bulges, the Greek letter pi, a geek Sunday high, and the worst VHS tapes on earth, lovingly preserved on the internet. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

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