This Week’s Shows

Fri July 28 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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Finite Jest

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>Open Mic

7:30pm

Cenote

In the Treehouse

Always beaming with confidence and positivity, our headliner this Friday is Devon Walker! Devon has performed in some of the best showcases in LA and NYC, was a finalist in the 2017 Funniest Person in Austin competition, and he was on Comedy Central's 8 comics to look out showcase at Colossal Fest! He also co-hosts arguably the best recurring showcase in town BUZZKILL along with Allison O' Connor every Wednesday at the Buzzmill. Come see this rising star! Also performing: Matt Zeimak Preston Tompkins Danny Goodwin and Randy Ford hosted by Chris Castles FREE SHOW - EVERY FRIDAY FREE PARKING…

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Duocity

Peas in a pod. Birds of a feather. Two is company. You get the idea! Come to this night of comedic dynamic duos. Featuring: King James Version (Ryan Darbonne & Michael Perkins) Readmore (Ed Reed and Katie Moore) Ratliff & Jackson (John Ratliff & Lisa Michelle Jackson) Hosted by: Anthony Ellison

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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

Drew Lynch

In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with Drew’s charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition. “Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. Originally from Indianapolis, at the age of 19, Drew moved to…

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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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Doug Mellard

Come watch Doug, and you'll be treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor. In May 2006, Mellard was voted Funniest Person in Austin at the Capitol City Comedy Club; he also made it to the semi-finals of NBC’S Last Comic Standing Season 4 and later appeared again on Last Comic Standing Season 6 and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as the South Beach Comedy Festival.Doug, never one to rest between punch lines, has been steadfastly writing and laughing his way up the creative chain-of-command when he’s not busy eating burritos or watching “The Dark Knight.” Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire laughs as he…

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Pizza Mic

Sign up at 8:30.

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Live at Coldtowne

It is a well-known fact that Austin is one of the best cities to see stand-up comedy. Over the last seven years, the Texas comedy scene has blown up. And ColdTowne Theater has been right in the center of that explosion every Friday night with Live at ColdTowne. You may recognize many of the comics who perform at Live at ColdTowne from Comedy Central, HBO, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and more! After seven years, Live at Coldtowne is one of the oldest regular stand up showcases in town! This show sells out, so…

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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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Drew Lynch

In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with Drew’s charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition. “Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. Originally from Indianapolis, at the age of 19, Drew moved to…

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Stoned v Drunk v Sober

"One of the 9 most unique comedy shows in the nation" - Laugh Button 1 Stage, 3 States of Conciousness, 0 Fucks Given. Choose vicely. Trailer: https://youtu.be/oxdMHLs-emM Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober is a stand up comedy competition featuring three teams of comics that try to answer the question, "What if comics got stoned, drunk, or sober then gave it their best as they perform on the edge?"* Host: Rob Gagnon​, Lisa Friedrich STONED Melody Shifflet | Ariel Greenspoon DRUNK Nick Meriwether | Amber Bixby SOBER Jared Hawley | Tyler Groce Tix: http://bit.ly/2ur2deq *altered states are for the purposes of performance

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Low & Inside

THIS FRIDAY at 11pm! The Velv's newest hit, Low & Inside: Comedy Baseball, features Duncan Carson's Balk Show Hosts vs. Jared Walls' Bat City Butt Bois! As always, your beloved commentators, Nick & Aaron will be calling the game from the safety of the bar area. TICKETS AT THE DOOR, Y'ALL.

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The Gayme Show

We're Here, We're Queer, You Win! Two comedians compete in a series of wild, raunchy, and over the top games that cover all, and we mean all, aspects of LGBT culture in order to be crowned "The Second Gayest Person in All of ColdTowne"! (First gayest is of course your host Dylan Garsee)

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Sat July 29 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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#IMOMSOHARD

This summer, Jen and Kristin from #IMOMSOHARD are taking their show out of the playroom and onto the road. But this time, they’re bringing the kids. And a tour bus (you didn’t think they’d leave them with their husbands, did you?). There’s no one making moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the hilarious oh-so-real women behind #IMomSoHard. With over 675,000 Facebook fans, and more than 55 million views of their web series, Jen and Kristin’s blend of honesty and humor offer the kinds of levity most of us only get from our therapist, proving that…

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Gauntlet

The Gauntlet: Austin’s Funniest Short Form Player Inspired by America’s favorite game shows, thirty six of Austin’s best comics compete for the title of Austin’s Funniest Short Form Player. This summer long tournament is decided by an elite panel of judges and you, the audience. With their fate in your hands, will Austin’s finest improvisors say “Let’s make a Deal!” and find out what is behind Door Number 3? Or will the pressure to “Beat the Clock” be too much? In this satire of the 70s game show heyday, your favorite costumes, music and audience interactions make a (re)appearance, with…

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Young, Scripted & Black

Nathalie Holmes (Esther's Follies, Cap City, NBC, Huff Post) has been a professional actress, comedian, and musician for almost ten years. And she's been black the whole time. Young, Scripted & Black uses stand up, sketches, impressions, and music to share her misadventures in the entertainment industry.

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Sure Thing

SATURDAY: Caleb Synan (CONAN, Just For Laughs Montreal) is in town from LA to headline SURE THING! With Nick Saverino, Jon Mendoza, and Brett Vervoort. FREE COMEDY- doors open 7:30 at Austin Java Parkway.

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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

The Kindness of Strangers

Mid-20th century America: the second World War is over, and people of every class are rebuilding their lives. The world is changing: old money is evaporating, and prosperity is knocking for others. No matter if they’re on their way up or down, everyone has a secret, everyone is covetous of what they do not have, and everyone is capable of tenderness and violence in equal measure. The heat is on, and it’s only getting hotter. The Kindness of Strangers is a journey through the lurid, steamy world of the American South in the style of one of America’s greatest playwrights: Tennessee Williams. Troubled men, spellbinding women, and a touch of magic come together to…

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Drew Lynch

In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with Drew’s charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition. “Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. Originally from Indianapolis, at the age of 19, Drew moved to…

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Tim & Eric 10th Anniversary Tour

In honor of the momentous 10 year anniversary of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim and Eric are hitting the road this summer for a special 10 Year Anniversary Awesome Tour! In the words of Tim and Eric, “It’s been 10 years. We are heading out to see our chips across the USA and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances and hope to create memories to last a lifetime”..

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Game Night

It's Saturday night, and it's time to bust out the board games! Inspired by the Dinner for Six format, created by Jason Chin, Game Night is an improvised production where six friends explore their relationships, romantic or otherwise. Pull up a chair and join the fun! Featuring: Kristin Henn, Devon Ragsdale, Carla Shiflet, Chris McKeever, Nat Miller and Kyle Romero.

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Doug Mellard

Come watch Doug, and you'll be treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor. In May 2006, Mellard was voted Funniest Person in Austin at the Capitol City Comedy Club; he also made it to the semi-finals of NBC’S Last Comic Standing Season 4 and later appeared again on Last Comic Standing Season 6 and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as the South Beach Comedy Festival.Doug, never one to rest between punch lines, has been steadfastly writing and laughing his way up the creative chain-of-command when he’s not busy eating burritos or watching “The Dark Knight.” Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire laughs as he…

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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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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

Peep Fest

Every month for "Peep Show' we get four of Austin's funniest comics on stage to make childish commentary on pornography. This month were going hard AF with "Peep Fest". There will be comedy, music, and cabaret performances. We'll also have a ton of awesome gifts and prizes to win, provided by our amazing sponsor, Forbidden Fruit. Spider House Ballroom is equipped with a full bar and drink specials. You don't wanna miss this line up! Doors @ 9:30 | $5 | +21 Comedy by Devon Walker, Carina Magyar, Avery Moore, Nick Meriwether Cabaret performances by The Jigglewatts Music by Vanilla…

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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. Chad Fisher will be in LA so the show will be hosted by Coy Hopper(opened for Martha Kelly). This week our headliner will be Kelvin Girdy. Kelvin has been featured on BET's Comic View and has toured all over the world. You don't wanna miss this show. We'll also have performances by Christopher Dillard (host of Nite Howl at Red's Porch), Michael Priest (Funniest Person in Austin Finalist), Ben Roscillo (opened for Steve Trevino) and much more! We'll be playing good, old school music before and after the…

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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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Drew Lynch

In 2015, Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. “The person I was before would probably never hangout with who I am today” is the statement that resonated most in capturing audiences across the country, as they fell in love with Drew’s charming wit and genuine vulnerability every week of the competition. “Do something every day that scares you” is a motto Drew lives by. Drew becoming a comedian was almost as unintentional as capturing America’s hearts. Originally from Indianapolis, at the age of 19, Drew moved to…

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Doug Mellard

Come watch Doug, and you'll be treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor. In May 2006, Mellard was voted Funniest Person in Austin at the Capitol City Comedy Club; he also made it to the semi-finals of NBC’S Last Comic Standing Season 4 and later appeared again on Last Comic Standing Season 6 and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as the South Beach Comedy Festival.Doug, never one to rest between punch lines, has been steadfastly writing and laughing his way up the creative chain-of-command when he’s not busy eating burritos or watching “The Dark Knight.” Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire laughs as he…

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The Just for Tonight Show

Why watch a really late show tonight on TV when you can see a Show tonight late what nobody has ever seen before or will see again.

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