Native New Yorker Hari Kondabolu: Not a Political Comic

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Beth Allen
Hari Kondabolu
Between growing up in Queens and currently residing in Brooklyn, comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Letterman, Conan, and NPR. With brother Ashok (Das Racist rapper Dapwell) he created the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast and fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac when the latter finds himself out of town on Mondays. Kondabolu's debut album, Waiting for 2042 -- released in March on indie-rock label Kill Rock Stars -- receives the vinyl treatment this winter, and he headlines his first Carolines on Broadway weekend run this Friday through Sunday.

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Eugene Mirman Celebrates the Inimitable Robyn Hitchcock

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Photo by Alicia J. Rose courtesy of Yep Roc
It's like those videos of cross-species animal friendships, but even cuter: Daft comedian Eugene Mirman, impresario of the Brooklyn comedy festival bearing his name, onstage at North Carolina's Cat's Cradle club with daft psych-pop cult hero Robyn Hitchcock, the rare rock-era musician whose old-man albums outclass most of his young ones.

See also: Interview: Robyn Hitchcock

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Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy in New York This Week, 9/17 - 9/23

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Amy Schumer appears on "Gowanus Idol" at The Bell House this Thursday at 8.30 p.m.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have special ed improvs, sexual Mazel Tovs, a talent show, anniversary blow, liberal lions, albino sirens, and the powerful energy of Macaulay Culkin. 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, 9/10 - 9/16

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Michael Che performs at Chemistry at UCBeast next Tuesday at 11 p.m.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have Wu-tang fans, office also-rans, sexy stories, performance art glories, ex-cops, creepy chops, and a remarkable man called Brief Sweat. Let's get into 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, 9/3 - 9/9

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Jen Kirkman performs at The Bell House Wednesday 9/3 at 8 p.m.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have childless joy, Flan-man's "ya boy," BuzzFeed GIFs, Underbelly whiffs, a 10-year anniversary, a fitting tribute, and a show designed to get discerning college students in flagrante. 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 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.

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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.

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Don't Make Eye Contact With Doug Stanhope

Categories: Comedy, Interviews

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Steven Meckler
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.

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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.

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