Broke-Ass of the Week: Comedian Alex Grubard

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit – probably not.

Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week?  Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire.

Our Broke-Ass of the week, New Yorker Alex Grubard, is what many are afraid to admit to their mothers or even themselves:  a comedian.  Apparently he’s pretty funny, considering his answer to the millionaire question on this survey and that fact that he won Time Out New York’s “Joke of the Week” once.  You can follow this dude’s blog in the NY Examiner or just sit back and prepare to be amused:

Name: Alex Grubard.

Age: 24 years alive.

Occupation: Self-unemployed stand-up comedian.

What neighborhood do you live in?: Bushwick, Brooklyn.

What are you listening to these days?: The Drive-By Truckers, Big D & The Kids Table and Free Energy. I think they’re all gonna make it.

Best money saving tip: Cook for yourself instead of eating out. Do it enough and you’ll eventually make something besides pasta.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Pens.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: Television set.

How’d that feel?: Playing N64, Super Nintendo and NES games feels pretty fun.

Favorite cheap eat: The $5 flautas at The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City, Queens. First stop into Queens on the 7 or the G.

Favorite dive bar: The Cove  on N6 Street where I run a Comedy Co-Op show every 3rd Saturday called Party On Billiamsburg. Are you too experienced?

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: The Yippie Museum has a cup of coffee for $.75. What is this; 1968?

Favorite free thing to do: Read a book on the grass of a public park.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: An alarm clock so I could stop waking him up. You get me?

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Hell yes! I don’t have any money, but I’ve been able to pay for bus tickets using stolen dandelions.

Do you own my book?: If I come across it I’ll read it. Maybe in a park.

Best hangover cure: A glass of water before you go to sleep. I guess that’s more of a vaccine.

Are you a hipster?: People call me a hippy a lot, but I don’t think I’m a hippy. I don’t even think we should be labeling people, man.

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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join eharmony.com and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

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