This Week’s Shows

Mon October 23 2017

Fuck This Week

Hey! Last week sucked and this week has potential to suck too, right? So here’s the deal, let’s get ahead of the curve and say Fuck This Week. Every Monday at 8PM our crack team of comics will take your complaints, worries, and stresses and turn them into improvised gold on the TNM stage. You’re lucky we’re here for you to vent to, otherwise you’d have to make light of your struggles yourself. But don’t worry, we love you and we’ve got you covered. Fuck This Week, am I right? This show is Pay-What-You-Want & BYOB!

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Monday Night Comedy

East Austin is getting more comedy Monday nights! Every week we'll have a killer showcase of great local comedians, along with some fantastic cocktails! Hosted by Luis Flandes

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Monday Night Mash

A Weekly Comedy Mixed Tape Improv Comedy from Three Austin Improv Troupes, new and old. $5 gets you in and it’s always BYOB!

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Clamshell Comedy Open Mic

Every Monday, come tell jokes at Lustre Pearl East! Sign up at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m!

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CACCAA

Sign up at 8:30pm. Show at 9pm Colleges and Comedy Clubs Across America (Comedy Open Mic) where you can technically use the credit thatΠyou have played at Colleges and Comedy Clubs Across America.

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The Joke of Painting

The Joke of Painting is a showcase for some of Austin's best comedians, but wait--there's a twist! These peeps are not only joke-slingers, but they paint too. Maybe not well... well some of them do, some of them might do Van Gough-level shit. Van Gough, bro. Each comic will be doing their own step-by-step demonstration on how to paint a piece of art of their choosing, with an extra dose of laughs, their jokes!!!! Comedy IS art, baby. You think you can draw too? Always painted along with Bob Ross on The Joy of Painting back in the day?? Well,…

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Knockout

Knockout is TNM’s weekly comedy clash where two different comedy shows go head-to-head in a Monday night war, and the audience votes for the winner. The victorious production advances in the tournament with the overall Knockout Champion claiming the ultimate crown – a primetime slot on TNM’s stage and a homemade trophy to call their own! $5

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Stage Dive

Sign up at stagedivemic@gmail.com until Monday at noon. Check in at 9:30 pm.

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Midnight

Sign up by 11:30 pm.

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Tue October 24 2017

Nite Howl

Free comedy every Tuesday night!

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Playpen

The New Movement presents a brand new open mic with hosts Nikita Redkar and Elizabeth Spears! Every Tuesday they welcome ten comics to the stage to perform material and provide them with topics and inspiration for new jokes written in the green room during the show! Think creative writing workshop meets stand up comedy show. Itäó»s exactly what you want and need on your Tuesday evenings! Email playpentnm@gmail.com by the Monday night before the show.

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Punch!

What is PUNCH comedy? Here at PUNCH comedy, it's our mission to give you, dear comedy fan, some total bonerz for comedy. How do we achieve that? Easy: we produce the best-booked, most consistent comedy shows in Austin. Seriously. Plus we're always affordable, so it's a no-brainer. But go ahead and gamble instead on that $12.50 movie you know nothing about, ass-hat. We're PUNCH comedy. better. stand. up.

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Sandbox

Every Tuesday at The New Movement Theater Rob welcomes comics to do anything other than traditional stand up. Dirty slideshows, eating competitions, bizarre yet lovable characters and countless other weirdos take the stage each week. We give away prizes from the "Rascal Pack" to bring the rascal out in you and try a new snack each week. SHOULD you buy those new cheeseburger flavored Pringles? I buy it and we try it so you can find out.

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Brass Tax

A weekly comedy show with a wide array of comics discuss their opinions on current events, behaviours, and social norms. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30. Warning: Not for the thin skinned.

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Wed October 25 2017

The Oasis Brewery Comedy Show

Justjoshingcomedy and Oasis Brewing is putting together a weekly FREE stand-up comedy show at The Oasis Brewery featuring the best comics in Austin and surrounding areas. We have a hilarious line up that will make you laugh your socks off! Come to Oasis Brewery where they have a great beer selection, great food, friendly staff and one of the best places in Austin to catch the best comedians in town. Come on in, grab a drink and enjoy the show. Valet Parking is available. Once again, this is a FREE show. Come on out and enjoy laughs, food and beer.…

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No Judgement

No judgement tonight motherduckers. We are going to get weird and have fun. No Judgement is hosted by Brandon Lewin. Sign up is at the venue at 7:30pm. We start at 8pm. 20 comics with 4 minute sets. First come, first serve. There are no requests for time slots. There will be opening music played by the host.

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Coldtowne Throwdowne

ColdTowne ThrowDowne is a weekly 3-team improv competition featuring the best and brightest of the Austin Improv community. The only way to advance is to survive and the only way to survive is to win the audience vote to advance.

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Buzz Kill

Buzzkill is a stand up comedy showcase that happens every week at The Buzz Mill in Austin, TX. Originally started by Katie Pengra, now hosted by comedy heartthrobs Allison O'Conor and Devon Walker. Please email if you're interested in getting booked: buzzkillcomedyshow@gmail.com.

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Poets welcome

The Night Owl

This is an open mic for stand up comedians--but if you got a poem or some real estate plan you wanna read-- I'm down with that!! Hosted by Adam Weightman Sign Up at 8:30 Go Up at 9:00

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The Pub Down

Sign up at 9pm.

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Good Fight

FREE & BYOB comedy 9:30PM every Wednesday night at The New Movement. A mix of standup, sketch, and improv hosted by David Howe & Aaron Walther. Come see the best comedy from all over Austin and beyond! BYOB

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Party Weekend

Sign up at 10.

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Thu October 26 2017

Fierce Mild

Sign-up at 7pm.

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The Threefer

Congratulations! You’ve stumbled across The Threefer, Austin’s original Improv Variety show. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? It means that every week three WILDLY DIFFERENT groups from theaters all over town (not just the Hideout) converge on this highly affordable show to do three shows. This is where improvisers come to show off what they got, and to watch each other tear up the stage.

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>Improv

$5

8:00pm

Hideout Theater

Gutbusters

Hops and Grain brings you FREE comedy twice a month in their tap room, featuring local favorites and the occasional special guests!

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Esther’s Follies Presents: Halloween Hootenanny: the Spookiest Satire on Sixth!

This month, Esther’s Follies promises to scare and delight both sides of the political fence with sketches ripped from the national news headlines! What secrets are lurking in Trump Tower? What skeletons are in the closet? Come find out in Little Hands of Horror Esther’s newest musical send up of the POTUS. While Austin Dudes details the horrifying lengths guys have to go to win over dames in this town! With fall comes football and NFL Wives annual lament to tailgaiters, beer drinkin’ and Sundays alone! Torched and the Claw, Ray Anderson’s latest marvels of magic, continue to amaze our…

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The Latino Comedy Project: “GENTRIF*CKED”

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back! In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home. After acclaimed, sold-out performances from Austin to San Francisco, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an encore presentation of “Gentrif*cked.” The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Thursday through Sunday, October 26-29 at Santa Cruz Studio Theater, 1805 E. 7th Street. Join the LCP in the heart of Austin’s East Side for a weekend of special filmed performances and the LAST CHANCE to see “Gentrif*cked” live! The evening will also feature a special introductory performance…

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The Frank Mills

Laugh now, adult later. You attended meetings, paid bills and called mom back. Join the elder stateswomen and men of the critically-acclaimed Frank Mills to get loose, kick back and start your weekend early. With their signature style of patient comedy and the fast and funny, you’ll see why the Austin Chronicle described a Frank Mills show as “gives the feeling of watching a good sitcom unfold before your very eyes.” The Frank Mills are seasoned improvisers, graduates of iO Chicago, have performed and taught at Second City, Boom! Chicago (Amsterdam), the Annoyance Theater and more. In 2005, they founded…

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Herbs and Spices Comedy Showcase

Come drink beers and laugh at this FREE monthly showcase downtown at the Ginger Man! Hosted by Tyler Groce and Scott Sticker This month's lineup on Thursday, October 26 includes: Andrew Clarkston Jasmine Ellis Angelina Martin Tai Nguyen Lando Shepard Amber Bixby

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Speed Mic

Sign up onlineΠby Tuesday.

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Alamo Laugh House

Come join us on the patio at Alamo Drafthouse Village for a free stand-up comedy show! Every Thursday night, featuring the best comics in Austin.

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The Free Fringe

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Austin improv scene is bursting with creativity. There are hundreds of performers, and every single one of them is prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea.” This is where those dreams go, not to die, but to live gloriously on the stage for one night only. Every week will be dramatically different. There could be shows with improvisers tied up in rope, 50 performers onstage, blindfolded actors, improvising dogs, or 1000 other things. THE FREE FRINGE IS FREE.  FOREVER. Reserve your…

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Waterbed

The most fun late night comedy show in Austin returns! Mac Blake and special guest co-host Carina Magyar sacrificed to the dark gods to bring you an awesome hour of stand-up, sketch comedy, haunted mail, and more. Plus a FREE pre-show photobooth by An Indoor Lady Photography. The line-up for October's Waterbed: -Stand-up from Arielle Norman (Moontower), Danny Goodwin (Gross Lonely Boys Podcast), and Ryan Stalder (LA) -Sketch from Franny Harold (Garage Improv), Aaron Brooks (Six Shooter), and more! Doors & photobooth at 9:30 PM. Show at 10 PM. Waterbed is produced by Mac Blake (Funniest Person in Austin winner…

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The Late Mic

Sign up at 10pm.

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Fri October 27 2017

Movie Riot

A Live Cinematic Event Made Up on the Spot Comedy juggernauts Movie Riot create a brand new never-before-seen, action-packed movie live on stage. Come early for FREE margaritas, popcorn, and candy from our lobby. Cast: Mac Blake (Funny or Die's Oddball Festival, Funniest Person in Austin 2013) Lance Gilstrap (Midnight Society, Master Pancake Theater) Carlos LaRotta (Fuck This Week, Old Murder House) Kyle Sweeney (@HundoNugs, The P! Company) Vanessa Gonzalez (SF Sketchfest, Moontower Comedy) Sam Malcom (Bad Boys Improv, STAG Comedy)

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Kevin Nealon

If you mention Kevin Nealon, it's not uncommon for people to immediately associate him with "Saturday Night Live." Which certainly makes sense. After all, he appeared on that show for nearly a decade - from 1986 to 1995. Since then, he's been seen on the big and small screen in an assortment of projects, from films including flicks starring his former "SNL" mate Adam Sandler to television stints involving work as a series regular on the acclaimed Showtime series "Weeds," host of the poker program "Poker Royale," and guest roles on such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Monk." But…

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Finite Jest

Sign-up at 7p

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>Open Mic

7:30pm

Cenote

In the Treehouse

hosted by Chris Castles Austin Java on Barton Springs 7:30pm FREE SHOW - FREE PARKING EVERY FRIDAY - FULL BAR AND MENU

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Spitballin’ – EP. 6

Spitballin' is a fast-paced, improvised stand-up comedy show where we ask six professional, local comedians to throw out their set list for a night and come up with fresh jokes based on a variety of prompts they've never seen. This months featured comics: Arielle Norman Jered McCorkle Johnny Azari (New Orleans) Patrick Sirois Claude Dylan Ramey Xrystal Be Like Tickets are $5 and the theatre is BYOB! Tell a friend!

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The Big Bash

The Big Bash‘s all-star lineup of performers will kick off your weekend with games, scenes and improvised stories in the audience’s favorite genres. This show combines the very best parts of the Hideout’s award winning shows and award winning improv comedians. The Big Bash is a guaranteed hilarious date night, company outing, bachelorette party, or more. “This is the type of show we’ve wanted to do for years. With The Big Bash, we’re stacking the deck for an awesome night out,” said Hideout Theatre Artistic Director Roy Janik. “We’ve gathered a cast of top-notch performers with years of experience and created a show that…

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>Improv

$15

8:00pm

Hideout Theater

Esther’s Follies Presents: Halloween Hootenanny: the Spookiest Satire on Sixth!

This month, Esther’s Follies promises to scare and delight both sides of the political fence with sketches ripped from the national news headlines! What secrets are lurking in Trump Tower? What skeletons are in the closet? Come find out in Little Hands of Horror Esther’s newest musical send up of the POTUS. While Austin Dudes details the horrifying lengths guys have to go to win over dames in this town! With fall comes football and NFL Wives annual lament to tailgaiters, beer drinkin’ and Sundays alone! Torched and the Claw, Ray Anderson’s latest marvels of magic, continue to amaze our…

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The Latino Comedy Project: “GENTRIF*CKED”

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back! In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home. After acclaimed, sold-out performances from Austin to San Francisco, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an encore presentation of “Gentrif*cked.” The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Thursday through Sunday, October 26-29 at Santa Cruz Studio Theater, 1805 E. 7th Street. Join the LCP in the heart of Austin’s East Side for a weekend of special filmed performances and the LAST CHANCE to see “Gentrif*cked” live! The evening will also feature a special introductory performance…

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Loverboy

Loverboy uses real dating stories to inspire their fast-paced and exciting improv show. Each performance features a different guest monologist that will delight the audience with their most shocking, cringe-worthy and downright hilarious tales of dating gone wrong (or right!). Opening for Loverboy: SheSheSheShe (May 5 - June 2) and Sugar, Water, Purple (June 9 - 30). Loverboy is: Beth Alemayoh (Lady Parts) Chelsea Bunn (Doper than Dope, Theatresports) Laura de la Fuente (Stool Pigeon, SheSheSheShe) Kim Lowery (BettyFest 2016 (Producer), Elvis’s Rockin’ Nativity (Elvis)) Maria Pond (Fuck This Week, Someone Has To) Taylor Stewart (Toxic Chakra, Wink Planet) Stephanie…

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The Franchise

The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The most monolithic mash-up of homegrown groups that make Austin the comedy city that it is! Franchise groups are straight up studs, having logged endless hours of performing. Curious to see what the very best of our improv scene is like? This is the show where you see that. $5 at the door!

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Vanessa & Andrew!

Can't wait for this one! Two of our favorite, local powerhouse comedians, Vanessa Gonzalez & Andrew Murphy co-headline The Velv! A little about Vanessa: Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows, I Don't Know Words, I Don't Know Dating, and I Don't Know Why You're Saying That. She has been featured in many comedy festivals such as, Hell Yes Fest, Odd Ball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Women in Comedy Festival and Vancouver Sketch Fest. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 222 contestants in the Funniest Person in Austin contest. And…

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Kevin Nealon

If you mention Kevin Nealon, it's not uncommon for people to immediately associate him with "Saturday Night Live." Which certainly makes sense. After all, he appeared on that show for nearly a decade - from 1986 to 1995. Since then, he's been seen on the big and small screen in an assortment of projects, from films including flicks starring his former "SNL" mate Adam Sandler to television stints involving work as a series regular on the acclaimed Showtime series "Weeds," host of the poker program "Poker Royale," and guest roles on such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Monk." But…

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PGraph Presents…

Parallelogramophonograph (Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, and Valerie Ward) has been performing together for over 11 years and 650 shows (and counting!). They specialize in improvising full-length plays, showcasing a range from delightful and frenzied to dark and sinister. PGraph have toured internationally and performed at the most prestigious improv festivals in the world as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Their love for theatre and a hive-mind-like ensemble combine to produce some of the most unique live theatre you’ll ever see. PGraph has received “Best Improv Troupe” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2016 “Best of Austin” Awards, a 2009 B.…

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Esther’s Follies Presents: Halloween Hootenanny: the Spookiest Satire on Sixth!

This month, Esther’s Follies promises to scare and delight both sides of the political fence with sketches ripped from the national news headlines! What secrets are lurking in Trump Tower? What skeletons are in the closet? Come find out in Little Hands of Horror Esther’s newest musical send up of the POTUS. While Austin Dudes details the horrifying lengths guys have to go to win over dames in this town! With fall comes football and NFL Wives annual lament to tailgaiters, beer drinkin’ and Sundays alone! Torched and the Claw, Ray Anderson’s latest marvels of magic, continue to amaze our…

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The Latino Comedy Project: “GENTRIF*CKED”

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back! In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home. After acclaimed, sold-out performances from Austin to San Francisco, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an encore presentation of “Gentrif*cked.” The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Thursday through Sunday, October 26-29 at Santa Cruz Studio Theater, 1805 E. 7th Street. Join the LCP in the heart of Austin’s East Side for a weekend of special filmed performances and the LAST CHANCE to see “Gentrif*cked” live! The evening will also feature a special introductory performance…

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Friday Night Pop-Ups

A different themed show every Friday night.

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>Standup

$5

11:00pm

Velveeta Room

Vanessa & Andrew!

Can't wait for this one! Two of our favorite, local powerhouse comedians, Vanessa Gonzalez & Andrew Murphy co-headline The Velv! A little about Vanessa: Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows, I Don't Know Words, I Don't Know Dating, and I Don't Know Why You're Saying That. She has been featured in many comedy festivals such as, Hell Yes Fest, Odd Ball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Women in Comedy Festival and Vancouver Sketch Fest. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 222 contestants in the Funniest Person in Austin contest. And…

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Sat October 28 2017

What’s the Story, Steve?

Each week we create original, fully improvised journeys through a story of the audience’s making. Starring our own improvising poodle, Steve Scott. Engaging, interactive and fun. Volunteer to be a part of the show or enjoy from your seat, either way you can get a high-five from Steve. Tickets are available at the door. $5.00

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Chortle Portal

WHADDUP CHORTIE P!!! We're back for another season of hotboxin the basement with laughter! Same time, same place (7pm in the Taos Co-op basement), featuring the comedy stylings of: Some great comics! As always hosted by "the modern day voices of Ren and Stimpy" Andrew Clarkston and Danny Goodwin!

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Comedy Spartans

Family Friendly Live Improv Show, similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

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Kevin Nealon

If you mention Kevin Nealon, it's not uncommon for people to immediately associate him with "Saturday Night Live." Which certainly makes sense. After all, he appeared on that show for nearly a decade - from 1986 to 1995. Since then, he's been seen on the big and small screen in an assortment of projects, from films including flicks starring his former "SNL" mate Adam Sandler to television stints involving work as a series regular on the acclaimed Showtime series "Weeds," host of the poker program "Poker Royale," and guest roles on such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Monk." But…

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Barney Miller Dark Knight

It's Mischief Night. Oct 30, 2019. Welcome to Mike Pence's America. There is no affordable healthcare. There are no mental health facilities and the nation’s once great cities have been dried of their resources.. A full moon dominates this city. Gotham City. A man calling himself “Professor Pyg” has unleashed a mysterious case of Swine Flu upon Gotham’s citizens, Including 75% of the officers And staff of Gotham PD. Especially, those that work In the 12th Precinct House, located at the heart of our haunted city. Capt. Barney Miller an a skeleton crew of dedicated and, as of yet, unafflicted…

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Maestro RAW

Every weekend since 1999 the Hideout has presented twelve of Austin’s virtuoso improv comedians in a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions… a battle known as Maestro. But now we are presenting you with a very special chance to view the new talent… the rising stars of the Hideout battling it out in our signature show. Only one improviser will survive to the end and be crowned Maestro. Come cheer on your favorites and soon-to-be favorites.

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>Improv

$7

8:00pm

Hideout Theater

Esther’s Follies Presents: Halloween Hootenanny: the Spookiest Satire on Sixth!

This month, Esther’s Follies promises to scare and delight both sides of the political fence with sketches ripped from the national news headlines! What secrets are lurking in Trump Tower? What skeletons are in the closet? Come find out in Little Hands of Horror Esther’s newest musical send up of the POTUS. While Austin Dudes details the horrifying lengths guys have to go to win over dames in this town! With fall comes football and NFL Wives annual lament to tailgaiters, beer drinkin’ and Sundays alone! Torched and the Claw, Ray Anderson’s latest marvels of magic, continue to amaze our…

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The Latino Comedy Project: “GENTRIF*CKED”

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back! In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home. After acclaimed, sold-out performances from Austin to San Francisco, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an encore presentation of “Gentrif*cked.” The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Thursday through Sunday, October 26-29 at Santa Cruz Studio Theater, 1805 E. 7th Street. Join the LCP in the heart of Austin’s East Side for a weekend of special filmed performances and the LAST CHANCE to see “Gentrif*cked” live! The evening will also feature a special introductory performance…

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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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Emma & Mike!

We gots a killer double-header this weekend! Your first headliner is Emma Arnold: comedian, author, and beekeeper. She publishes narrative nonfiction with Exciting Press, is a fan favorite on Doug Loves Movies, and has performed at numerous comedy festivals, including the Limestone, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Pittsburgh, SheDot, and Great American. The other day, she saw an old woman apologize to, and then thank, an automatic door, and realized she was looking at her future. When not touring, Emma lives in Idaho with her family, where she keeps children and bees with varying degrees of success. Details and more at: emmaarnoldcomedy.com Your second headliner is Mike Stanley:…

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Stapleface: A Live Action Claymation in Human Medium

Come and enjoy the intimate hilarious moments that cause hilarious chaos within our minds. We will do all the unraveling on stage, so that you don't have to. Not for kids. Sketch comedy, from the minds of some of the best sketch performers and writers in town. Or the world. One of those, at least. Embrace the fear.

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I’m Doing this Wrong

"I'm Doing This Wrong" is a free, new comedy showcase happening once a month at Hi Hat Public House. Hosted by Cris Fowler and Phil Parker, "I'm Doing This Wrong" features some of the best comedic talent in Texas. This month we have Allen Edwin Butt Joey Ficken Ashley Overton Ryan Stalder (CA) and Pat Dean The show is free, the burgers are fantastic, and there are a plethora of local craft beers on tap for you to choose from. Come on by before the show to eat and get the night started. SHOW STARTS AT 9!

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Kevin Nealon

If you mention Kevin Nealon, it's not uncommon for people to immediately associate him with "Saturday Night Live." Which certainly makes sense. After all, he appeared on that show for nearly a decade - from 1986 to 1995. Since then, he's been seen on the big and small screen in an assortment of projects, from films including flicks starring his former "SNL" mate Adam Sandler to television stints involving work as a series regular on the acclaimed Showtime series "Weeds," host of the poker program "Poker Royale," and guest roles on such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Monk." But…

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Midnight Society

"Midnight Society is a long-running improv powerhouse. Since forming in 2007, they've come to represent some of the best in Austin comedy. Made up of improvisers with backgrounds in filmmaking, sketch, stand-up, theater, and other various arts, MS continues to deliver entertainment that knocks socks and drops jaws.” Cast: Jericho Thorp (Cookin' Good, Magician vs. Clown) Joel Keith (Funniest Person in Austin Finalist, Air Sex World Champion) Lance Gilstrap (Movie Riot, Master Pancake Theater) Molly Moore (Toxic Chakra, Stool Pigeon) Sanjay Rao (Fruitopia, Empty Promises)

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Maestro

Every Saturday at 10:00 the Hideout presents twelve of Austin’s virtuoso improv comedians for a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions — but only one of them will make it to the end of the show and be crowned MAESTRO for the week and awarded the coveted Canadian five-dollar bill. If you’ve never seen improv comedy at the Hideout, this is the show to catch.  Maestro sells out most weeks, so get your tickets online! Also, most Maestro shows are now wheelchair accessible as they are performed in the ground floor theater. To guarantee a space ahead of time…

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>Improv

$15

10:00pm

Hideout Theater

Saturday Night Fever

Come to The Gatsby for Saturday Night Fever at 10 pm. FREE PIZZA (while it lasts) from That's Real Comedy Pizza owner Jimmy Tibbs. We'll be playing good, old school music before and after the show. NO COVER, but we do ask that you make a donation to help advertising costs if you like the show.

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>Showcase

10:00pm

The Gatsby

Esther’s Follies Presents: Halloween Hootenanny: the Spookiest Satire on Sixth!

This month, Esther’s Follies promises to scare and delight both sides of the political fence with sketches ripped from the national news headlines! What secrets are lurking in Trump Tower? What skeletons are in the closet? Come find out in Little Hands of Horror Esther’s newest musical send up of the POTUS. While Austin Dudes details the horrifying lengths guys have to go to win over dames in this town! With fall comes football and NFL Wives annual lament to tailgaiters, beer drinkin’ and Sundays alone! Torched and the Claw, Ray Anderson’s latest marvels of magic, continue to amaze our…

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Breaking Point: Be afraid. Be very afraid!

(Stories from the) Breaking Point: Be afraid. Be very afraid! Get ready for the comedians to share their paranormal experiences, ghost stories or just about anything that scared the hell out of them. A night full of anecdotes for the rest of us to get scared and hopefully laugh with. Hosted and curated by Tanveer S Arora and Sahana Srinivasan This month's line up: Brett Vervoot Lindsey Easterwood Elizabeth Spears Tyler Groce Derek Kopswa Josh Castro This month's topic: Spooky Stories! $5 (Free for current Institution Students) http://www.theinstitutiontheater.com/project/breaking-point/

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The Latino Comedy Project: “GENTRIF*CKED”

They’re bad. They’re brown. They’re back! In the Latino Comedy Project’s “Gentrif*cked,” The Resistance starts at home. After acclaimed, sold-out performances from Austin to San Francisco, Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) continues its 20th anniversary celebration with an encore presentation of “Gentrif*cked.” The LCP returns for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, Thursday through Sunday, October 26-29 at Santa Cruz Studio Theater, 1805 E. 7th Street. Join the LCP in the heart of Austin’s East Side for a weekend of special filmed performances and the LAST CHANCE to see “Gentrif*cked” live! The evening will also feature a special introductory performance…

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The Megaphone Show

It’s our longest-running show & it’s every Saturday night @ TNM! At each Megaphone Show, we invite a special guest/local celebrity/fun-person-about-town up on stage to share a few of their favorite true stories. A cast of TNM’s finest improvisers use details & themes from those stories to inspire fast, smart improv comedy. Previous Megaphone monologists include: professional wrestler Colt Cabana, Clueless director Amy Heckerling, Kids in the Hall‘s Kevin McDonald, The Simpsons‘ Harry Shearer, porn stars Kleio Valentien & Miss Genocide, & hundreds more. Come see why this is our most popular show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogUUUXAXDAU&feature=youtu.be

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Emma & Mike!

We gots a killer double-header this weekend! Your first headliner is Emma Arnold: comedian, author, and beekeeper. She publishes narrative nonfiction with Exciting Press, is a fan favorite on Doug Loves Movies, and has performed at numerous comedy festivals, including the Limestone, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Pittsburgh, SheDot, and Great American. The other day, she saw an old woman apologize to, and then thank, an automatic door, and realized she was looking at her future. When not touring, Emma lives in Idaho with her family, where she keeps children and bees with varying degrees of success. Details and more at: emmaarnoldcomedy.com Your second headliner is Mike Stanley:…

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