This Week’s Shows

Sun May 27 2018

Austin Sketch Fest 2018: Sure Thing Presents: John Ramsey

In 2005, John won the Funniest Person in Austin Contest. Since that time, he has appeared on CONAN, Funny as Hell, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and Nick at Night. His festival appearances include the HBO United States Comedy Arts Festival and the Just for Laughs Festivals in both Montreal and Chicago. While living in Kenya, John performed on Churchill Live!, a late night comedy show with an audience of 10,000,000. He later recounted that story on the NPR program SNAP JUDGMENT.

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Cap City Open Mic

Sign up at openmic@capcitycomedy.comΠbetween Monday and Wednesday the week before the show. You'll be emailed back by Friday at the latest. If you get on the list, sign-in time is 7:30pm. Sets are 3 or 4 minutes.

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Austin Sketch Fest 2018: Secret Mountain (Sunday)

Secret Mountain: It's time to run away from home and and unlearn what they taught you in school. Join all of your friends on Secret Mountain and learn how to swear, steal and save money by cheating the government and your friends. Secret Mountain is a safe place to learn dangerous illegal things.

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Austin Sketch Fest 2018: Latino Comedy Project: GENTRIF*CKED

What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with cat-friendly vegan coffeehouses? When neighborhood pulgas are transformed overnight into luxury condos? Or when Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through a trademark mix of live sketches, music and original videos recently awarded “Best Of Austin” recognition by Austin Chronicle critics, the LCP provides all the hard answers and leaves no one unscathed in “Gentrif*cked.”

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Austin Sketch Fest 2018: La Fenice’s Cthulhu Beach Party

Some cats will do anything to catch the perfect wave. In a sleepy beach community on the eastern seaboard, a gang of unruly teens is changing the face of seaside activities, but Dottore von Outtsbutte wants them off the shore at any price. Starring Nate Dunaway, Genevieve Kinney, Aaron Johnson, Kate Meehan and Adam Rodriguez, featuring live music by Dylan Blackthorne

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The GroceMic

Sign up at 10.

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Mon May 28 2018

Fuck This Week

"Fuck This Week, right? It sucks and it's only Monday. Don't give into it yet! Come to The New Movement and see Fuck This Week, a comedic exploration of your shit ass week. FTW will open the floor to an audience member to complain about how awful their week is going to be whether it's work, breaking up with a stupid significant other, or awful relatives in town. Then, our all-star cast will improvise a show based on it. Therapy through comedy. Our show is no longer byob, cus we now have a FULL BAR on Monday Nights!

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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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Lustre House 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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Basement Brawl

Basement Brawl is the premier weekly comedy clash on Monday nights at Fallout Theater in downtown Austin. Improv comedy troupes go head-to-head in an all-out comedy brawl-out, and the audience votes for the winner!

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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 May 29 2018

Playpen

Playpen: New Born Comedy Every Tuesday! Playpen is a comedy open mic hosted by Elizabeth Spears. Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., a selection of comics will each have three minutes to try out their new material. Comics are required to perform brand new jokes that have never seen the light of the stage! Some jokes will shine, some will retreat back into the darkness. Either way, every week will bring a fun and unique show. To attend Playpen, just show up and Pay-What-You-Want for admission! To perform on Playpen, email us at least 24 hours in advance at playpentnm@gmail.com. We…

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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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Spit Bucket

Spit Bucket is a new, no nonsense, pound for pound, comedy show at the Uppercut Comedy Club at The Gatsby featuring Austin's most reckless comics.

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Wed May 30 2018

Free One Hour Improv Preview Class

This new theater at 616 Lavaca is the home for Alternative comedy in Austin. If you want a taste of our flavor of comedy, this is a perfect time to join our community! This class will teach you some fundamentals to our style of improv, and improv in general. It will be free, and also give you tickets for the improv shows after, Garage, and then Good Fight! Be in the lobby of 616 Lavaca before 7PM and we'll make some friends and do some comedy!

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Tapas & Tiaras

Every Wednesday at Austin Daily Press on Cesar Chavez, hosted by Adam Serwa and Holli Cuomo! Email tapasandtiarasmic@gmail.com by midnight on Tuesday to sign up!

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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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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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The Comedy Resistance ATX Showcase

The Comedy Resistance ATX holds it's first comedy showcase of the Summer with some great TCR comics. May 30th 9pm  Free Admission  Free Pizza Night Owl Bar  8315 Burnet Rd Austin Texas 21 + Event 

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Party Weekend

Sign up at 10.

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Thu May 31 2018

Fierce Mild

Email sign-up at fiercemild.openmic.volstead@gmail.com before Wednesday!

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Gutbusters

Every Thursday at 8, Hops and Grain pours the beers while Austin's finest bring you FREE comedy, featuring local favorites and amazing guests!

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Waterbed Comedy Party with Mac Blake

The most fun late night comedy show in Austin returns! Summer is coming to Austin and there's nothing you can do about it. Thankfully, comedians Mac Blake & Nikita Redkar will help you keep your cool for the next 4 - 8 months, starting with another amazing line-up of stand-up, sketch comedy, the DARK ARTS, and more. Plus a FREE pre-show photobooth from An Indoor Lady Photography The line-up for May's Waterbed: -Stand-up from Jt Kelley, Arielle Norman, and Trey Galyon -Sketch from Aaron Brooks and Adam Hrabik -And more! Spiderhouse Ballroom. Doors & photobooth at 9:30 PM. Show at…

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Speed Mic

Sign up onlineΠby Tuesday.

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Low Blow Open Mic

Thursday nights at The Gatsby there's a new mic in town. Signup 9:30 Starts at 10 List capped at 15 comics, everyone gets 15 minutes If you didn't make the list at The Velv this week, or if you go up early, then head over to The Gatsby, just two blocks away. Hosted by Mike Swenson

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>Open Mic

10:00pm

The Gatsby

Fri June 1 2018

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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Cider House Rulz

Join us for Cider House Rulz at Austin Eastciders Collaboratory! Every first and third Friday of the month, enjoy a comedy variety show featuring stand-up and a bunch of things that aren’t stand-up too! Featuring: Andrew Murphy Michael Priest Robert Segovia Caitlin McNally Brett Vervoort Roxy Castillo and hosted by Ron Lechler and Katherine Hutchins 8pm and FREE!

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Off Script Comedy: Heckling Encouraged!

Off Script invites you and your friends to come heckle some of Austin’s best standup comics, with prizes for the best hecklers and free homemade pizza (sponsored by That's Real Comedy) for all! Hosted by: Arielle Norman Off Script is the only comedy show where you’re not only allowed to heckle the comics, you’re supposed to! Come force five of Austin’s best comics out of their heads and on their toes by yelling out your thoughts on their spring cleaning/Easter/Nietzsche/poop jokes! Get there early and sit up front for some bonus prizes!

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Live at Coldtowne

Austin is home to some of the most talented and original stand-up comedians in the country. A staple of the Austin comedy scene, Live at ColdTowne is one of the longest running shows in the city. Originally started by Ramin Nazer, the show is now booked and hosted by Carina Magyar. Many of the performers featured at Live At ColdTowne have been on Comedy Central, Letterman, and Conan. The show’s format changes every week but usually ranges from 6-8 comics doing short sets, sometimes accompanied by a headliner. As always, the show is BYOB and starts promptly at 10PM. For…

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Sat June 2 2018

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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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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8 Count—Real Talk Stand Up Comedy

Uppercut Comedy Club at The Gatsby Presents 8 Count—Real Talk Stand Up Comedy. FREE PIZZA from That's Real Comedy Pizza Owner Jimmy Tibbs! NO COVER! This is a show with virtually no censorship. So wear your grown up pants! Gonna be a good ass show! Bring all yo friends!

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>Showcase

10:30pm

The Gatsby