This Week’s Shows

Tue September 18 2018

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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Double Feature with Soundstage 23 and Documentary Later

Instead of scouring Netflix for something new to watch, join us for a night-out-in and catch a Double Feature with Soundstage 23 and Documentary Later! Treat yourself to a never-before-seen Musical Movie and an original Documentary Film played out right before your very eyes. Soundstage 23 is an Austin based improv troupe that performs full improvised movie musicals. Documentary Later is an Austin based improv troupe that performs full improvised documentary films. Together, they will make magic. TUESDAYS, SEP. 11TH and 18TH at 8:30 pm ColdTowne Theater! $7

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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 September 19 2018

Tapas & Tiaras

Every Wednesday at Austin Daily Press on Cesar Chavez, hosted by Adam Serwa and Holli Cuomo! Email tapasandtiarasmic@gmail.com by midnight on Tuesday to sign up!

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Ari Shaffir

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double…

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Stark Raving Glad

Our Stark Raving Glad Comedy Showcase, hosted by Brian Bogart, happens each Wednesday at 805 Stark Street (off Lamar & Koenig). Show starts at 8:30pm so come early to grab some grub and a great spot!

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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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Buzzkill

Buzzkill is a stand up comedy showcase that happens every week at The Buzz Mill in Austin, TX. Originally started by Katie Pengra, then hosted by comedy heartthrobs Allison O'Conor and Devon Walker, now hosted by amazingly talented Angelina Martin and Tyler Groce! Please email if you're interested in getting booked: buzzkillcomedyshow@gmail.com.

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Daniel Van Kirk

Named a 2016 Comic To Watch by Comedy Central, Daniel Van Kirk is a comedian that you might know from Bob's Burgers, Comedy Central, and Fox. You can also hear him every week on the podcasts, "Dumb People Town" with the Sklar Brothers and "Pen Pals" along with Rory Scovel. Daniel tours the country headlining at comedy clubs and festivals including Just For Laughs Montreal, Team Coco at Comic-Con, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, and The Moontowner Comedy Festival.

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Party Weekend

Sign up at 10.

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Thu September 20 2018

Fierce Mild

Sign up at 7:30, show at 8!

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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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Ari Shaffir

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double…

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Speed Mic

Sign up onlineΠby Tuesday.

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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

Fri September 21 2018

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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Be Cool

Hosted by James Carrigan! Sign up at 7 Show at 7:30 We have to end around 9ish so the list is capped at 25.

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>Open Mic

7:30pm

Cenote

Ari Shaffir

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double…

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Over the Rainbow Comedy

Dont have FOMO come hang with a funny HOMO EVERY FRIDAY 8pm - Free Barrel O' Fun -- Alamo Drafthouse Mueller Before yall go out tonight, go to a Free show. Comics as seen on Comedy Central, BET, TruTv, Late Night Free Show. Free parking. Free show. This event is free, but we encourage you to make a donation to the local talent ((and help us get an accurate headcount)) here: https://goo.gl/KT3SXH

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Johnny Taylor

Sardonic and personal, Johnny Taylor elevates the art of self-deprecating storytelling with his debut album, Tangled Up in Plaid on Stand Up! Records. Taylor gained the attention of the comedy world sharing stages with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, and Dave Attell. Lovably sarcastic and hilariously introspective, Taylor delivers chapters from his awkward autobiography with dry wit and a sly grin. Tangled up in Plaid is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, or out of his backpack at live shows.

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SURE THING

SURE THING RETURNS, every Friday at Fallout Theater. Duncan Carson! Brendan K. O'Grady! Comedians! $10 online/$12 at the door! NO BYOB | Full bar for purchase of drinks!

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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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Ari Shaffir

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double…

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Johnny Taylor

Sardonic and personal, Johnny Taylor elevates the art of self-deprecating storytelling with his debut album, Tangled Up in Plaid on Stand Up! Records. Taylor gained the attention of the comedy world sharing stages with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, and Dave Attell. Lovably sarcastic and hilariously introspective, Taylor delivers chapters from his awkward autobiography with dry wit and a sly grin. Tangled up in Plaid is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, or out of his backpack at live shows.

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Improvised Reality

Featuring Mediterranean Avenue & Fburg ColdTowne ThrowDowne champions, best friends, and recognized sovereign micronations Fburg and Mediterranean Avenue yank you from the medical waste dump that is the real world and welcome you into theirs through improv comedy. The stress of your daily life will dissolve like a marshmallow in lye while you enjoy their onstage simulations of real life. Maybe they'll be in a Starbucks. Maybe they'll be chopping vegetables. Maybe they’ll be two strangers in a restaurant trying to get a waiter to refill their water or something. Who knows?! Come take a ride on the comedy superhighway…

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Sat September 22 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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Ari Shaffir

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double…

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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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Johnny Taylor

Sardonic and personal, Johnny Taylor elevates the art of self-deprecating storytelling with his debut album, Tangled Up in Plaid on Stand Up! Records. Taylor gained the attention of the comedy world sharing stages with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, and Dave Attell. Lovably sarcastic and hilariously introspective, Taylor delivers chapters from his awkward autobiography with dry wit and a sly grin. Tangled up in Plaid is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, or out of his backpack at live shows.

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Ari Shaffir

Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double…

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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