This Week’s Shows

Tue April 24 2018

Funniest Person in Austin: Prelims

Cap City is proud to announce the start of the 2018 33rd Annual "Funniest Person in Austin" Contest! F.P.I.A. begins SUNDAY APRIL 1ST, with a preliminary round every Sunday - Tuesday until Tuesday May 1st. Semi-Final nights will be Sunday May 6th through Tuesday May 8th. The Final night of the contest will be Monday May 14th, 2018. The contest draws in everyone from seasoned comedic vets to rookies- some of whom have never even performed in front of a live audience. Needless to say, it's a guaranteed good time! Top prize this year is $3000!

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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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Riffs & Riffs: Comedy and Music Show

IT'S TWO KINDS OF RIFFS !!!! Join us for Riffs & Riffs, a monthly music and comedy show, where the music's loud, the jokes are good and the people are usually fine. Comedy starts at 8 p.m.! So don't be late! Comedy lineup: Angelina Martin Andrew Wagner Bradley Oesch Devon Walker Joey Zimmerman Chris Tellez Avery Moore Music lineup: Being Dead https://beingdead.bandcamp.com/ Emme https://emmetheband.bandcamp.com/ Socha https://sochamusic.bandcamp.com/ Lolita Lynne https://lolitalynne.bandcamp.com/ ~ A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the door for the performers – give to them! ~

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Sandcastle

Sandcastle @ Kinda Tropical 4/24 8:30 show, sign up via email: sandcastlemic@gmail.com speed mic: 2 minutes - bring your fastest jokes, and then stay for a fantastic showcase!

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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 April 25 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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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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Party Weekend

Sign up at 10.

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Thu April 26 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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Speed Mic

Sign up onlineΠby Tuesday.

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Hot Dogs Are Funny: a Comedy Show at Frank (DOWNTOWN)

Hot Dogs Are Funny is a free comedy showcase hosted and curated by Avery Moore. It's the most fun, and LITERALLY the best time. Wow. The talent... we're shocked tbh. Jacqueline Leona Leonardo Garcia Allison O'Conor and More!!!! Featuring tunes spun by our friend The Giant Hornets from Japan!

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Y’all We Asian Presents Summertime Stories

Summer vacation doesn't mean waterparks and ice cream. It means working at your immigrant parents’ restaurant and taking community college classes! Come join “Y'all, We Asian,” Austin’s first and only all Asian American improv troupe, as they do improv inspired by hilarious and heartbreaking stories of summertime, as told to them by Asian American community leaders. The community leader for this event will be: TBD

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>Improv

$8

9:30pm

Fallout Theater

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

Waterbed with Mac Blake

The most fun late night comedy show in Austin returns to the Spiderhouse Ballroom. Mac Blake and special guest co-host Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central) strongly advise you to slap leather. Our theme this month is WestBed. Do we mean the old west or a futuristic amusement park with cowboy sex robots? Don't worry about it. What matters is that we'll be bringing you a super fun show with another amazing line-up of stand-up, sketch comedy, the DARK ARTS, and other shenanigans. Plus a FREE pre-show photobooth from An Indoor Lady Photography The line-up (so far) for April's Waterbed: -Zac Brooks…

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Fri April 27 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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Spitballin’ – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Spitballin' is a fast-paced, improvised stand-up comedy show where we ask six professional, local comics to tell brand new jokes based on prompts they've never seen. APRIL IS OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!!! To celebrate, we've got a FIRE lineup including Aaron Brooks, Gabriela Tijerina, Katie Stone, Tyler Groce, Ron Lechler, and James Torres (San Marcos). Drinks will be available at the mobile bar at the theater, Party Pulse! Show at 8! Tickets are $7 online, $10 at the door! FALLOUT THEATER | 4/27 | 8 PM | $7 Online / $10 Door

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from the East Bay, Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and…

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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 April 28 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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Side Quest: Nerdy Sketch Comedy!

Nerdy Sketch Comedy! Saturdays 7 pm 3/24-4/28 Only at ColdTowne Theater Check out our do512! Don't miss out on the mead and the laughs. Side Quest is a series of nerdy sketches with a raffle after every show. All for the benefit of TakeThis.org! Tickets are live! Side Quest is a sketch comedy group focused on gaming culture and all things nerd. After each show unique items will be raffled off, donated from our sponsors: Junior's Comics and Dragon's Lair Austin! A portion of proceeds will benefit mental health organization TakeThis.org. This show unlocks the Achievement: "ColdTowne Run" (30 points). Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@SideQuestComedy)…

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Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan

A Telenovela set in Outer Space. Aboard the Starship Edward J. Olmos, the Latinauts crew continue their 10-year mission to explore new worlds, seek out new resources for their home planet Earth, and to passionately go where no Latinx has gone before.​ Pero this time, a villain has appeared en el espacio exterior. Will the crew members of MASA be able to use chísme and hot cheetos to save Earth again? The B. Iden Award winning cast of Latinauts (AKA Prima Doñas) are back for their third and final mission to SPACE. Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., March 31-May 5 at…

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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from the East Bay, Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and…

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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

Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from the East Bay, Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and…

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