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 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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Native New Yorker Hari Kondabolu: Not a Political Comic

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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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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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