This Week’s Shows

Thu August 17 2017

Fierce Mild

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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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$5

8:00pm

Hideout Theater

Gutbusters

Every Thursday at 8, Hops and Grain pours the beers while Austin's finest bring you FREE comedy! This week's lineup features fantastic locals and amazing guests! Allison O'Conor Adrian Frimmy (NYC) Eleazar Guzman (New Jersey) Symply Courtney Carter Anderson (Seattle) Jake Rowe Hosted by Austin's #1 coupon cutter, Nathan Ehrmann!

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Anything Live!

You’re time is too valuable for one type of entertainment. You want it all, one after the other: Shakespearean puppets, dramatic readings of Yelp reviews, improvised horror stories and whatever else people can fit into their limited time slots. Because we have Netflix and it doesn’t take much before we move on.

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Adam Ray

Adam Ray most recently joined the cast of the newly rebooted MADtv for the CW and just wrapped production on The Joey Mac Project where he plays Joey Mac’s manager. He has written for Adam Devine's House Party, MTV's PUNK'D, and the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater. Adam is known as the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, from McCarthy's SPY, and Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS in which he voices the iconic character of Slimer. Adam co-hosted the popular new comedy game show Separation Anxiety on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls,…

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All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck is an improv voyage and everyone is invited! Join three extremely talented and extremely different improv troupes for an hour comedy that will surprise and delight you. This month TBA! $5 at the door!

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Thursday Night Comedy

This August 17, 2017 at Bahadi's Chicken & Lounge come out for a night of laughter and comedy. Featuring the comedic performances of Frank Torres, Tyler Groce and Chris Hills. Start your weekend off right with a night of entertainment and wonderful memories. Doors open at 7. Show starts at 8. $10 cover.

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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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Speed Mic

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Alamo Laugh House

Join Host Jasmine Ellis for a Free night of stand-up comedy showcasing the best and brightest stars of Austin Comedy This week is the "Third Thursday" with Headliner Vanessa Gonzalez (Just For Laughs) on the Alamo Village patio! Full drink/food menu available at the bar inside.

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Local Comedy

Join us for our last Local Comedy show at The Local. It's almost football season so our run at The Local is coming to an end. Join us in sending this show out in style. The show will be hosted by Chad Fisher (Ventura Comedy Festival). We'll have performances by Mike Swenson (opened for Bert Kreischer),Christopher Dillard (host of Nite Howl at Red's Porch), Coy Hopper(opened for Jon Stringer), Jami Shofner (funny as hell), Javier Cano(performs all over town), Justjoshingcomedy Castro (Black & Tan Podcast), John Bush and much more! No cover! Great drink specials!

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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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The Late Mic

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When We Were Young

Every month we have some of Austin’s best stand up comics tell you jokes, and then we dive into their most certainly embarrassing childhoods. Doors at 10pm/Show at 10:30 PLUS FREE BEER! $5 This months line up: Melody Shifflet Christopher Liam Phil Parker Enzo Priesnitz

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Fri August 18 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

Chris Tellez is back to headline Treehouse. One of the most solid comics in Austin, Chris has performed on Moontower, headlined clubs all over, and is one of the best! Come see him. Also performing: Christopher Fox Carina Magyar Joey Zimmerman more TBA! Hosted by Jt Kelley FREE SHOW - FREE PARKING EVERY FRIDAY - FULL BAR AND MENU

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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

Fuck, It’s Hot!

The only thing that doesn’t change for Austin is how united we are in grumbling about the heat index. California may move in. Historic landmarks may get torn down. Our summers will continue to be ushered in by the clarion call of “Fuck, It’s Hot.” The Institution Theater agrees and expands on all the love/hate relationships we have with our Central Texas oasis. We have cool sketches and cooler bottles of Topo Chico at the ready for you to bask your sweat-wearied souls. Experience the magic of the Bat Bridge Mermaid. Explore the many majestic breeds of the Austin homosexual…

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Adam Ray

Adam Ray most recently joined the cast of the newly rebooted MADtv for the CW and just wrapped production on The Joey Mac Project where he plays Joey Mac’s manager. He has written for Adam Devine's House Party, MTV's PUNK'D, and the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater. Adam is known as the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, from McCarthy's SPY, and Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS in which he voices the iconic character of Slimer. Adam co-hosted the popular new comedy game show Separation Anxiety on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls,…

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Sorry, Closed for Comedy

When local cut-ups take over the barbershop, you'd best believe you're in for big laughs! SHED Barber and Supply presents: "Sorry, Closed for Comedy" With your hosts: Justin Hicks Danny Goodwin Michael Good This week's special guests: Yusef Roach Avery Moore Jasmine Ellis Andrew Clarkston Suggested donation at the door goes to Southern Poverty Law Center. Seats are limited. Get there fashionably on time.

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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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Chuck Watkins

Chuck Watkins is an avant-ridiculous idiot-savant from Austin TX, currently living in Los Angeles. His post-post-modern goofyisms have been delighting audiences since 2004. Chuck has performed as a New Face at the 2008 Just for Laughs Festival in Montrealand Season 4 of Live At Gotham on Comedy Central. He is currently writing a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, based on his own life, entitled: Diagnosis: Moron. When he's not being hilarious, Chuck is playing and recording music. We're super-excited to have Mr. Watkins back in town…another solid weekend of funny at The Velv!

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Pizza Mic

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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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Adam Ray

Adam Ray most recently joined the cast of the newly rebooted MADtv for the CW and just wrapped production on The Joey Mac Project where he plays Joey Mac’s manager. He has written for Adam Devine's House Party, MTV's PUNK'D, and the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater. Adam is known as the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, from McCarthy's SPY, and Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS in which he voices the iconic character of Slimer. Adam co-hosted the popular new comedy game show Separation Anxiety on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls,…

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The Panel Show: The Musical

A Broadway Musical Late Night Show, with puppets? Yes! Special guests: Patrick Knisely, Chadwick Smith, David Howe, Marley Cullers, Nathan Ehrmann, John Gholson, and Josephh Stahlman! Featuring: Christopher Levi and Patrick Neese! With a performance by MC Harold! And introducing this month's host: Meredith Barnes!! There's a million things we haven't done, but just you wait! $7 Online / $10 Door BYOB The New Movement ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Part improv, part sketch, and part real world, The Panel Show is TNM Austin's Late Night TV-style talk and variety show. The best comedians in Austin, and beyond, mix with celebrities, impersonators, musicians, authors, experts and more. We might create a game show, watch wiener dogs…

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The Banter Show

NYC's The Banter Show has come to Austin. Hosts Ximena & Mac Blakeinvite pairs of comedians to entertain - armed only with their unrehearsed on-stage banter. Throughout the show, random topics will pop up on a monitor to keep that sweet, sweet banter flowin' - and it's all going down at The Velveeta Room. This month's show features: -Aaron Brooks (Six Shooter!) -Allison O'Conor (Buzzkill Comedy at The Buzz Mill) -Ashley Overton (Brimstone Potluck) -Chris Cubas (The Sting!) -Courtney Peterson (Moving soon! Catch her here!) -John Buseman (Moontower Comedy) -Katie Pengra (Pretty Awful Web Series) -Lisa Friedrich (ATX Comedy Hour) -Michael Good (Sorry, Closed for Comedy) -Zac Brooks (Peep Show Comedy) Part…

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Sat August 19 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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BettyFest 2017

A NIGHT OF COMEDY BY COMEDIANS WHO HAPPEN TO BE WOMEN Join us on Saturday, August 19th from 6-11pm at Spiderhouse Ballroom for a night of fierce lady comedy, including improv, sketch, and stand up. All ticket sales benefit The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity! This year, BettyFest is hosted by the incomparable Carina Magyar and the ever-hilarious Vanessa Marie Gonzalez. Brought to you by ColdTowne Theater, The New Movement, Spiderhouse Ballroom, and Deeds Not Words. Vote BettyFest up on Do512 here: do512.com/bettyfest2017

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Chortle Portal

Whaddup Chortie P?? Damn y'all, this season is shaping up to be a big one! This week we got free dry rice, newpapers, water guns, confetti, toilet paper, and frankfurters! We also have a great line-up! Including: Avery Moore Christopher Fox and more TBA! As always hosted by comedy sweeties Andrew Clarkston and Danny Goodwin. So come on down to the Taos Co-op basement this Saturday at 7pm!

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Latinauts

A Telenovela set in Outer Space. Come witness the voyages of the Starship Edward J. Olmos. 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. LATINAUTS takes some of Austin’s funniest improv comedians, who just so happen to be Latinx (jk that was totally on purpose), and puts them where we all want to see Latinos and Latinas: in a telenovela set in outer space. With cast James Fernandez​, Alejandro Garcia​, Lilli Lopez, Javier Ungo​, Yamina Khouane​, Ben G Bazán, Laura de la Fuente​, and Carlos…

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Sure Thing

SURE THING is Duncan Carson & Brendan K. O'Grady. We make funny records with funny people & host a free live show Saturdays at 8pm 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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Fuck, It’s Hot!

The only thing that doesn’t change for Austin is how united we are in grumbling about the heat index. California may move in. Historic landmarks may get torn down. Our summers will continue to be ushered in by the clarion call of “Fuck, It’s Hot.” The Institution Theater agrees and expands on all the love/hate relationships we have with our Central Texas oasis. We have cool sketches and cooler bottles of Topo Chico at the ready for you to bask your sweat-wearied souls. Experience the magic of the Bat Bridge Mermaid. Explore the many majestic breeds of the Austin homosexual…

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Adam Ray

Adam Ray most recently joined the cast of the newly rebooted MADtv for the CW and just wrapped production on The Joey Mac Project where he plays Joey Mac’s manager. He has written for Adam Devine's House Party, MTV's PUNK'D, and the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater. Adam is known as the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, from McCarthy's SPY, and Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS in which he voices the iconic character of Slimer. Adam co-hosted the popular new comedy game show Separation Anxiety on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls,…

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Reel Lives

"Reel Lives" is a live filming of a pre-filmed documentary. Audiences will be in the moment while watching the documentary subject relive the past.

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Chuck Watkins

Chuck Watkins is an avant-ridiculous idiot-savant from Austin TX, currently living in Los Angeles. His post-post-modern goofyisms have been delighting audiences since 2004. Chuck has performed as a New Face at the 2008 Just for Laughs Festival in Montrealand Season 4 of Live At Gotham on Comedy Central. He is currently writing a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, based on his own life, entitled: Diagnosis: Moron. When he's not being hilarious, Chuck is playing and recording music. We're super-excited to have Mr. Watkins back in town…another solid weekend of funny at The Velv!

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Love Goat Open Mic

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BOOM!

Boom is not your normal storytelling show. Boom will remind us that whether you’re behind a camera or in front of a microphone we are always telling stories. Each show will bring local everyday artists to the stage to tell their own story in their own way. $5 at the door!

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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

Adam Ray

Adam Ray most recently joined the cast of the newly rebooted MADtv for the CW and just wrapped production on The Joey Mac Project where he plays Joey Mac’s manager. He has written for Adam Devine's House Party, MTV's PUNK'D, and the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater. Adam is known as the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, from McCarthy's SPY, and Paul Feig's reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS in which he voices the iconic character of Slimer. Adam co-hosted the popular new comedy game show Separation Anxiety on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls,…

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Laugh Out Proud

It's Austin Pride Month and we are kicking off the first weekend with a hot hot line up: Featuring: Austin Smartt Colton Dowling Arthur Chong Claude Ramey Jaci Kramer Michael Davis Melody Shifflet Jered McCorkle Andrew Horneman Hosted by Luke Wallens Laugh Out Proud is a monthly stand up showcase featuring the comedy stylings of the queer community. Watching it won't make you queer, but you'll get a good taste of it. Everyone included and no one is excluded.

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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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Chuck Watkins

Chuck Watkins is an avant-ridiculous idiot-savant from Austin TX, currently living in Los Angeles. His post-post-modern goofyisms have been delighting audiences since 2004. Chuck has performed as a New Face at the 2008 Just for Laughs Festival in Montrealand Season 4 of Live At Gotham on Comedy Central. He is currently writing a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, based on his own life, entitled: Diagnosis: Moron. When he's not being hilarious, Chuck is playing and recording music. We're super-excited to have Mr. Watkins back in town…another solid weekend of funny at The Velv!

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