This Week’s Shows

Sun August 20 2017

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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Beta

Damn This Improv Is Fresh The future begins at Beta, as the latest talents emerging from TNM’s conservatory takeover every Sunday at 8:00p. Come see why our improv classes are unlike anything else around and why The Austin-American Statesman says we’ve “built our language of improv”. Super fun improv for a teeny tiny price, plus all the “your own beer” you can drink! Sundays 8PM $5 BYOB

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The Weekender

Every Sunday night is a combination of Austin’s newest student performers and some of the most experienced troupes in town.  Get blown away by the raw, joyful energy of the Hideout’s most recent graduates and then relax into the warm, firm embrace of Austin’s most seasoned improvisers.

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Stool Pigeon

Stool Pigeon is ColdTowne Theater’s flagship show, featuring an all-star cast and a different monologist each week. For a whopping $0 (free), you’ll enjoy a unique, hilarious show based on true experiences of the guest storyteller. Seriously, folks, there’s no better way to spend your Sunday (unless you’re real rich). Starring: Benji Orlansky Conor Sullivan Frank Netscher John Ratliff Laura de la Fuente Lindsey Moringy Lisa Jackson Mia Iseman Molly Moore Pete Parsons Ryan Darbonne Wyatt Tall

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Mon August 21 2017

Fuck This Week

Hey! Last week sucked and this week has potential to suck too, right? So here’s the deal, let’s get ahead of the curve and say Fuck This Week. Every Monday at 8PM our crack team of comics will take your complaints, worries, and stresses and turn them into improvised gold on the TNM stage. You’re lucky we’re here for you to vent to, otherwise you’d have to make light of your struggles yourself. But don’t worry, we love you and we’ve got you covered. Fuck This Week, am I right? This show is Pay-What-You-Want & BYOB!

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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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CACCAA

Sign up at 8:30pm. Show at 9pm Colleges and Comedy Clubs Across America (Comedy Open Mic) where you can technically use the credit thatΠyou have played at Colleges and Comedy Clubs Across America.

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Knockout

Knockout is TNM’s weekly comedy clash where two different comedy shows go head-to-head in a Monday night war, and the audience votes for the winner. The victorious production advances in the tournament with the overall Knockout Champion claiming the ultimate crown – a primetime slot on TNM’s stage and a homemade trophy to call their own! $5

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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 August 22 2017

Nite Howl

Free comedy every Tuesday night!

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Playpen

The New Movement presents a brand new open mic with hosts Nikita Redkar and Elizabeth Spears! Every Tuesday they welcome ten comics to the stage to perform material and provide them with topics and inspiration for new jokes written in the green room during the show! Think creative writing workshop meets stand up comedy show. Itäó»s exactly what you want and need on your Tuesday evenings! Email playpentnm@gmail.com by the Monday night before the show.

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Andrew Dismukes

Andrew Dismukes is a 21 year old standup comedian originally from Austin now living in Los Angeles. Andrew has performed at FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and The Moontower Comedy Festival. He placed second in the 2016 Funniest Person in Austin Contest and has been described by the Austin Chronicle as, “Extremely Fucking Hilarious”.

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Ready Set

Three of Austin's best comics, every week, for free!

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Brass Tax

A weekly comedy show with a wide array of comics discuss their opinions on current events, behaviours, and social norms. Doors at 9. Show at 9:30. Warning: Not for the thin skinned.

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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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Go Nuts

Sign-up starts at 8:30pm during Ready Set.

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Wed August 23 2017

Nice…

The nicest comedy show in town. Hosted by Joe Tullar and Chris Castles. Stomping Grounds on S. Congress every other Wednesday at 8pm

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No Judgement

No judgement tonight motherduckers. We are going to get weird and have fun. No Judgement is hosted by Brandon Lewin. Sign up is at the venue at 7:30pm. We start at 8pm. 20 comics with 4 minute sets. First come, first serve. There are no requests for time slots. There will be opening music played by the host.

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John Caparulo

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute…

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Garage

“Garage is a night out where you watch the sun come up with friends. Garage is breaking rules and raising hell. Garage is the thing your dad said to watch out for and we’re coming for you. Inspired by music and driven by sheer talent, Garage brings you in and doesn’t let you go. Every Wednesday night at 8pm, Garage hits The New Movement stage bringing you an all new world every time. Rounding out the hour with an insanely talented comic hosting and a local improv troupe that packs a punch, Garage is the new place to be in…

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Coldtowne Throwdowne

ColdTowne ThrowDowne is a weekly 3-team improv competition featuring the best and brightest of the Austin Improv community. The only way to advance is to survive and the only way to survive is to win the audience vote to advance.

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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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Comedy Sellers

Comedy Sellers is a new stand-up comedy show located downtown on 4th street in Austin, Texas. It is a queer-friendly comedy show that premiers during the upcoming Austin Pride Week on Wednesday, August 23 at 9pm. The Comedy Sellers concept, is based on a stand-up comedy show with a variety of people that identify across the sexual, gender, and race matrix. In an era of divisive labels, this show offers an honest sample of this large and ever-expanding community. “Our only goal is to make the best possible show we can,” says Colton Dowling, co-host of Comedy Sellers. This first…

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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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The Pub Down

Sign up at 9pm.

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Good Fight

FREE & BYOB comedy 9:30PM every Wednesday night at The New Movement. A mix of standup, sketch, and improv hosted by David Howe & Aaron Walther. Come see the best comedy from all over Austin and beyond! BYOB

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Party Weekend

Sign up at 10.

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Thu August 24 2017

Fierce Mild

Sign-up at 7pm.

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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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>Improv

$5

8:00pm

Hideout Theater

Gutbusters

Hops and Grain brings you FREE comedy twice a month in their tap room, featuring local favorites and the occasional special guests!

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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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John Caparulo

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute…

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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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Alamo Laugh House

The Great Allen Edwin Butt hosts another fun-filled evening at the Alamo Draft House on 8/24! This week's lineup: -Arielle Norman -Raul Sanchez -Melody Schifflet -Reid Clark FREE!

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The Ginger Man’s Herbs and Spices Comedy Showcase

The Ginger Man's Herbs and Spices comedy showcase is a monthly show at Ginger Man bar. Come drink delicious brews and enjoy some free comedy downtown! This month's show has some of the best Austin comics: Nathalie Holmes Jered McCorkle Allison O'Conor Courtney Peterson Yusef Roach Andrew Wagner Hosted by Tyler Groce and Scott Sticker

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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 August 25 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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Spitballin’

SPONSORED BY Strange Land Brewery! Spitballin' is an improvised stand-up comedy show where we lob a variety of unusual and interesting prompts at five all-star local comics and they have to make up their jokes on the spot! After all five comics have completed their improvised sets, the audience will vote on their favorite set and that comic will return to the stage to perform some of their written material. This month's featured comics: Devon Walker (MTV's "10 Comics to Watch 2017") Tanya Hollywood (Host of "Spun Out' @ The Mohawk) Andrew Wagner (FPIA Semifinalist) Jasmine Ellis ("Stand-up Empire" Season…

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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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John Caparulo

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute…

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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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Pizza Mic

Sign up at 8:30.

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Aaron Aryanpur

Funniest Comic in Texas Winner Aaron Aryanpur has appeared in clubs, theaters and colleges nationwide. Aaron was a semifinalist in both Comedy Central’s Up NextSearch and NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, and his debut album In Spite Of reached number one on the iTunes Comedy charts. While Aaron’s act covers a variety of topics, it’s his experiences as a husband and an exhausted father that landed him on the Minivan Men podcast with Maz Jobrani and Al Madrigal. Aaron delivers laughs with his unique perspective and expressive, likable delivery. He’s been called “engaging, open; he’s relatable and very funny.”

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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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John Caparulo

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute…

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Stoned vs Drunk vs 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?"* Coming to a city near you ---- Twitter.com/SvDvSComedy Host: Rob Gagnon​, Lisa Friedrich STONED: Vanessa Gonzalez | Avery Moore DRUNK: Chris Cubas | Carina Magyar SOBER: Mac Blake | Micheal Foulk Get tickets to…

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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

Sat August 26 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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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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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

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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John Caparulo

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute…

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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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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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Aaron Aryanpur

Funniest Comic in Texas Winner Aaron Aryanpur has appeared in clubs, theaters and colleges nationwide. Aaron was a semifinalist in both Comedy Central’s Up NextSearch and NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, and his debut album In Spite Of reached number one on the iTunes Comedy charts. While Aaron’s act covers a variety of topics, it’s his experiences as a husband and an exhausted father that landed him on the Minivan Men podcast with Maz Jobrani and Al Madrigal. Aaron delivers laughs with his unique perspective and expressive, likable delivery. He’s been called “engaging, open; he’s relatable and very funny.”

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This is How They Get You

Micheal Foulk used to be in a Christian Metal Band. For real though, there's proof. That is to say Micheal Foulk used to fall in love with charismatic men who didn't care about him. That is to say, he doesn't know how to affirm himself so he majorly altered his life to fit someone else ideals. In this show you'll find out how organized religion, men and shame work together to make you feel awful and how Micheal kept himself above water while diving in head first. $10 online and at the door!

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I’m Doing This Wrong

"I'm Doing This Wrong" is a free, new comedy showcase happening once a month at Hi Hat Public House. Hosted by Cris Fowler and Phil Parker, "I'm Doing This Wrong" features some of the best comedic talent in Texas. This month we have Derick Fields Wes Corwin Ben Roscillo Michael Priest and Andrew Murphy The show is free, the burgers are fantastic, and there are a plethora of local craft beers on tap for you to choose from. Come on by before the show to eat and get the night started. SHOW STARTS AT 9!

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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

Stories from the Breaking Point

Our lives are a series of lines in the sand that we crossed, walls that we’ve hit head on, or ceilings that we’ve had to break through. The before and after of that moment is so different and that midpoint always has a story: that moment in the relationship where we hit our limit, that night of bad choices that changed us, that opportunity that got away from us. (Stories from the) Breaking Point is like a comedian’s TED Talk of anecdotes for the rest of us to learn from and laugh with. Hosted and curated by Tanveer S Arora…

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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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John Caparulo

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute…

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Aaron Aryanpur

Funniest Comic in Texas Winner Aaron Aryanpur has appeared in clubs, theaters and colleges nationwide. Aaron was a semifinalist in both Comedy Central’s Up NextSearch and NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, and his debut album In Spite Of reached number one on the iTunes Comedy charts. While Aaron’s act covers a variety of topics, it’s his experiences as a husband and an exhausted father that landed him on the Minivan Men podcast with Maz Jobrani and Al Madrigal. Aaron delivers laughs with his unique perspective and expressive, likable delivery. He’s been called “engaging, open; he’s relatable and very funny.”

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