Calendar

Sun December 17 2017

School Night

TNM’s School Night is the weekly Sunday night show that features students and only students. In this slot, you can expect to see recitals, class shows, and brand new student troupes each Sunday night. Each show will also feature an improv set from TNM’s faculty, which technically means we lied up there about this show only having students. Whoops. Show is $5. BYOB.

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Stand-Up, Dammit! featuring Pat Dean

Dec. 17, 2017 - 7pm - FREE - The Highball Stand-Up, Dammit! is our monthly FREE stand-up comedy showcase at The Highball featuring the best comics in Austin and from other places. This month we feature the darling of the Austin comedy scene, Pat Dean (Shit's Golden, Storyfeller's podcast, Vice's Munchies, Moontower Comedy Festival). He's very impressive and funny and you're in for a treat. Maybe he'll bring his banjo... Also appearing (and talking) will be: Justin Hicks Kat Ramzinski Jeremy Neal Ben Cholakand Allison O'Conor (guest host) Photo by Daniel Solano  

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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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The GroceMic

Sign up at 10.

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Mon December 18 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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Clamshell Comedy Open Mic

Every Monday, come tell jokes at Lustre Pearl East! Sign up at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m!

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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 December 19 2017

Nite Howl

Free comedy every Tuesday night!

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Playpen

Playpen: New Born Comedy Every Tuesday! Playpen is a comedy open mic hosted by Nikita Redkar and 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…

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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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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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Wed December 20 2017

The Oasis Brewery Comedy Show

Justjoshingcomedy and Oasis Brewing is putting together a weekly FREE stand-up comedy show at The Oasis Brewery featuring the best comics in Austin and surrounding areas. We have a hilarious line up that will make you laugh your socks off! Come to Oasis Brewery where they have a great beer selection, great food, friendly staff and one of the best places in Austin to catch the best comedians in town. Come on in, grab a drink and enjoy the show. Valet Parking is available. Once again, this is a FREE show. Come on out and enjoy laughs, food and beer.…

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Why Should We Care? Live recording!

To celebrate over 1 year doing this podcast Aj put together this live show at Spider House Ballroom! We got some super special guests for this live recording! There will also be some stand up and live music from PONGO! Presented by Body Tape international! 8pm Pre show stand up! 8:30 Live episode recording 9:40 Pongo! Show your face and we can all decide together if we care or don’t care about some shit.

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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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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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Comedy Sellers Underground

On December 20 at 9pm will be the last Comedy Sellers Underground show of 2017. This is a free stand-up comedy show at Sellers Underground 213 W 4th St, Austin, TX 7870.  For one night of the month we turn this amazing bar into an all-inclusive comedy club.  Come check out our amazing line up of comedians we have this month! Performers--- Andrew Clarkston- is a stand up comedian based in Austin, TX. He enjoys iced tea and recording podcasts with his friends. Check out his podcast Gross Lonely Boys now available on iTunes™. Clayton Blackstone- Audiences can expect an…

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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 December 21 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

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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Fierce Mild

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

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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 December 22 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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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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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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Friday Night Pop-Ups

A different themed show every Friday night.

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>Standup

$5

11:00pm

Velveeta Room

Sat December 23 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

Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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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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