This Week’s Shows

Thu December 14 2017

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

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! Jasmine Ellis Michael Priest Kat Ramzinski Jordan Handren-Seavey (Boston) Jacqueline Leona Glenn Rose Usually hosted by Austin's #1 newspaper collector, Nathan Ehrmann, this week will be orchestrated by Claude Dylan Ramey.

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The Moth

A surefire sellout every year, The Moth returns in 2017 with an all-new batch of stories and storytellers. Hailed as “New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket” by the Wall Street Journal, The Moth has presented thousands of stories by people from all walks of life to standing room only crowds worldwide.

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Fierce Mild

Sign-up at 7:30pm, show at 8!

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Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze is a comedian, born and raised in Old Hickory,TN. He grew up watching his Father who is a world class magician and decided to follow his footsteps in the entertainment business. Since he made his television debut on CMT Comedy Stage in 2007, he has had two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at the 2008 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in the ‘New Faces’ category receiving critical acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter. In 2007, Nate wrote for the Video Game Awards. Nate recently returned from his second…

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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

Sign up onlineΠby Tuesday.

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The Most Awkward Show on Earth

Do you feel weird in your day to day life? Do you feel like the odd person out at all work outings? Do you feel like you can't have a conversation without getting drool on your shoes? You should come see the Most Awkward Show on Earth. The Most Awkward Show on Earth is a variety show for the funniest, weirdest, and strangest comedy in Austin! So come on down to The New Movement Theater and feel comfortably alienated by our very awkward hosts, Tanya Hollywood and Robyn Reynolds! This month we have- Andrew Clarkston (Stand-up) Lavaca Street Boys -…

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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

Sign up at 10pm.

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Fri December 15 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

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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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

Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze is a comedian, born and raised in Old Hickory,TN. He grew up watching his Father who is a world class magician and decided to follow his footsteps in the entertainment business. Since he made his television debut on CMT Comedy Stage in 2007, he has had two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at the 2008 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in the ‘New Faces’ category receiving critical acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter. In 2007, Nate wrote for the Video Game Awards. Nate recently returned from his second…

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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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Led Balloon – a stand-up comedy showcase

Iron Cactus North is happy to present Led Balloon, a night of comedy featuring some of Austin's funniest people! No cover, no item minimum, and they have this thing where they make guacamole right at your table! December 15th, 8:30pm Featuring Ivan Garcia Derick Fields Pat Sirois Christina Parrish Jordan Handren-Seavey  

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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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Eric DaSilva

Eric DaSilva is best known for headlining a sold out show at the Backstage Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach, performing in Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Norfolk Comedy Festival ,The Latin American Comedy Festival his one hour comedy album, Adorably Offensive. Born in Queens, NY and raised in Miami, FL, Eric began his comedy career while attending college in Miami. After winning several comedy competitions he moved to New York to continue his stand-up career. Eric quickly made appearances on Comedy Time Network, featured on Hulu, headlined the NYC Annual Brazilian…

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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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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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Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze is a comedian, born and raised in Old Hickory,TN. He grew up watching his Father who is a world class magician and decided to follow his footsteps in the entertainment business. Since he made his television debut on CMT Comedy Stage in 2007, he has had two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at the 2008 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in the ‘New Faces’ category receiving critical acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter. In 2007, Nate wrote for the Video Game Awards. Nate recently returned from his second…

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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

The Banter Show

NYC's The Banter Show has come to Austin. Hosts Ximena & Mac Blake invite 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: -Ariel Greenspoon -Enzo Priesnitz -Jared Hawley -Linzy Beltran -Lisa Friedrich -Matt Sadler -Nick Saverino -Rob Gagnon -Roxy Castillo and more! Part of the Velv's Friday Pop-ups series. $10 at the door. The Banter Show was created by balls of holly Scotland…

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Sat December 16 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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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

Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze is a comedian, born and raised in Old Hickory,TN. He grew up watching his Father who is a world class magician and decided to follow his footsteps in the entertainment business. Since he made his television debut on CMT Comedy Stage in 2007, he has had two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at the 2008 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in the ‘New Faces’ category receiving critical acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter. In 2007, Nate wrote for the Video Game Awards. Nate recently returned from his second…

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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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Eric DaSilva

Eric DaSilva is best known for headlining a sold out show at the Backstage Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach, performing in Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Norfolk Comedy Festival ,The Latin American Comedy Festival his one hour comedy album, Adorably Offensive. Born in Queens, NY and raised in Miami, FL, Eric began his comedy career while attending college in Miami. After winning several comedy competitions he moved to New York to continue his stand-up career. Eric quickly made appearances on Comedy Time Network, featured on Hulu, headlined the NYC Annual Brazilian…

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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

Laugh Out Proud

Ah, the holidays. The end of the year. And your favorite comedians. Come cozy up and giggle with us. Featuring: Katie Doran Melody Shifflet Claude Ramey Arthur Chong Jaci Kramer Jered McCorkle Colton Dowling 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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Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze is a comedian, born and raised in Old Hickory,TN. He grew up watching his Father who is a world class magician and decided to follow his footsteps in the entertainment business. Since he made his television debut on CMT Comedy Stage in 2007, he has had two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at the 2008 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in the ‘New Faces’ category receiving critical acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter. In 2007, Nate wrote for the Video Game Awards. Nate recently returned from his second…

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Eric DaSilva

Eric DaSilva is best known for headlining a sold out show at the Backstage Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach, performing in Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Norfolk Comedy Festival ,The Latin American Comedy Festival his one hour comedy album, Adorably Offensive. Born in Queens, NY and raised in Miami, FL, Eric began his comedy career while attending college in Miami. After winning several comedy competitions he moved to New York to continue his stand-up career. Eric quickly made appearances on Comedy Time Network, featured on Hulu, headlined the NYC Annual Brazilian…

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