This Week’s Shows

Thu November 23 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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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 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 November 24 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

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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You Know You Juana Open Mic

Show up, go up, and BYOB! Sign up begins at 8. Street parking only!

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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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JR Brow

J.R. is the complete package. Funny, likable, professional. Constantly pumping out new material, Brow electrifies audiences with his high-energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. J.R. has opened for performers like Dana Carvey, Ray Romano, Bill Hicks, and Steven Wright. He's recently been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as well as many other television spots along the way. If you've never been to The Velv, this is the perfect weekend to pop in. Bring a date. Trust us. Clips & more at: http://jrbrow.com

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Hack Friday

Each year after Thanksgiving, The New Movement brings you Hack Friday. 30 comedians compete for the worst joke of 2017, and your groans decide who takes home the title! Friday, November 24th 9pm The New Movement $10 Drinks for sale at the venue!

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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

Come work off your Black Friday bleakness with short-week comedy from Derek Kopswa (née Kopszywa). Also featuring Jasmine Ellis, Jared Walls, Dany Recio, Tanya Hollywood, the debut of Angelina Martin, and more. Let's do it! 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,…

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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 November 25 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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Barney Miller Dark Knight

It's Mischief Night. Oct 30, 2019. Welcome to Mike Pence's America. There is no affordable healthcare. There are no mental health facilities and the nation’s once great cities have been dried of their resources.. A full moon dominates this city. Gotham City. A man calling himself “Professor Pyg” has unleashed a mysterious case of Swine Flu upon Gotham’s citizens, Including 75% of the officers And staff of Gotham PD. Especially, those that work In the 12th Precinct House, located at the heart of our haunted city. Capt. Barney Miller an a skeleton crew of dedicated and, as of yet, unafflicted…

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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

Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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JR Brow

J.R. is the complete package. Funny, likable, professional. Constantly pumping out new material, Brow electrifies audiences with his high-energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. J.R. has opened for performers like Dana Carvey, Ray Romano, Bill Hicks, and Steven Wright. He's recently been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as well as many other television spots along the way. If you've never been to The Velv, this is the perfect weekend to pop in. Bring a date. Trust us. Clips & more at: http://jrbrow.com

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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 Luis Flandes Blake Bowles John Rabon George Anthony (SA) and Joe Hafkey 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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Spitballin’ w/ Ky Krebs

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. This month's featured comics: Justin Hicks, Mehone Sleshi Tebedge, Andrew Horneman, Glenn Rose, Adam Weightman, and Jasmine Ellis!

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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

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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JR Brow

J.R. is the complete package. Funny, likable, professional. Constantly pumping out new material, Brow electrifies audiences with his high-energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. J.R. has opened for performers like Dana Carvey, Ray Romano, Bill Hicks, and Steven Wright. He's recently been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as well as many other television spots along the way. If you've never been to The Velv, this is the perfect weekend to pop in. Bring a date. Trust us. Clips & more at: http://jrbrow.com

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The (Just For) Tonight Show!

The (Just For) Tonight Show! is a completely improvised late night talk show based on audience suggestions. From monologue jokes to conversation topics to musical performances, everything is based on input from the audience. Featuring a rotating cast of Austin's best sketch and improv actors bringing to life guests such as Cul-de-sac Donna, Larry Jenkins (Full-time mortician / part-time magician) and Donald Trump's best friend “Ronald Grump". Past special guests include James Adomian from Comedy Bang Bang and Katie Rich of SNL. (Like legitimately, not characters) Past musical performances include Elton John performing "Candle In The Wind" and Joe Pesci's…

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