I handed over ‘Cheap Laughs’ to a great writer

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 8.28.49 PMTwo years ago I started a weekly comedy round-up in the Village Voice. I wrote over 100 ‘Cheap Laughs’ posts. Former Voice section editor Brian McManus deserves crazy credit for letting me create it. Current Voice supremos Nick Lucchesi and Hilary Hughes showed me mad love when he left. They get mad love from me right back. Cheap Laughs let me give a lot of people and places I love a fraction of the ink and recognition they deserve. I’m proud to hand it over to a fine human being who loves comedy and comedians, and will champion great shows and great ideas. Take it away, Amy E Hawthorne.