Calendar

Tue September 19 2017

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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Tai Nguyen

Tai Nguyen was born to do comedy. This rising star won the Kill Tony 1 minute set then went on to perform 5 minutes on the show. Soon after, Tai performed for Comcast during SXSW, The Laughing Skull, and Out of Bounds Festival. In his Funniest Person in Austin 2016 he blew the roof off of Cap City Comedy and was the audiences favorite comedian for the night. He's now taping his 1 hour stand up special.

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Aaron Brooks stand-up comedy poster

PUNCH: Aaron Brooks album taping

PUNCHCOMEDY PRESENTS THE LIVE ALBUM RECORDING OF AARON BROOKS! Here at PUNCHcomedy, it's our mission to give you, dear comedy fan, some total bonerz for comedy. How do we achieve that? Easy: we produce the best-booked, most consistent comedy shows in Austin. Seriously. Plus we're always affordable, so it's a no-brainer. PUNCHcomedy is starting off our new season with a first for us - a live album recording. Aaron Brooks is a show-favorite and one of the most beloved comedians in Austin and we're pumped to bring his taping to you. Opening up the show is another Austin favorite, Vanessa…

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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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Wed September 20 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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Doug Loves Movies

Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me" and Comedy Central's "The High Court") hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag!

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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 #2

Comedy Sellers is back! SEPTEMBER 20th @9pm ---------------------------------------------------- NO COVER ---------------------------------------------------- Comedy Sellers is a stand-up comedy showcase of people. If you identify across the sexual, gender, and race matrix, then youre a person. Welcome person. --------------------------------------------------------------- PERFORMERS --------------------------------------------------------------- MICHAEL PRIEST- an eccentric local Austin comedian who is a 2017 finalist at FIPA and has performed at many festivals, including SXSQ and Moontower Comedy Festival. AVERY MOORE- a whimsical comedian who has featured on PBS series Stand Up Empire. She has toured with legend Louie Anderson. Avery is also the co-host/creator of "The Joke of Painting" at Spiderhouse Ballroom. CHRIS HILLS-…

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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 September 21 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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Brent Morin

Brent Morin can be seen on the hit NBC live television series UNDATEABLE which just wrapped its third season. He has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHY’S and GROUND FLOOR. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of "Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch". Catch Brent’s brand new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now!

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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

Come join us on the patio at Alamo Drafthouse Village for a free stand-up comedy show! Every Thursday night, featuring the best comics in Austin.

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Ginger Man’s Herbs and Spices Comedy Showcase

Monthly showcase at Ginger Man downtown! Come drink beers and laugh! Hosted by Tyler Groce and Scott Sticker. This month's FREE lineup on Thursday, September 21 at 9 p.m. includes: Taylor Dowdy Rachel Hall Chris Hills Kent Juliff Arielle Norman Elizabeth Spears

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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 September 22 2017

Over the Lege

Over The Lege, the brainchild of Director Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, unites the expertise of legislative staffers, improv veterans and comedic writers to bring you a political satire variety show exposing the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature. What better way to learn how to watch over the legislature than through songs, dances, sketches and improv performances? As the Legislature gets more absurd, the parody of it gets harder. In spite of that challenge, Part 2: The Governor Strikes Back includes such fresh sketches such as “Danny Goes Shopping” and “ICE ICE Baby,” which address the infamous bathroom bill and the controversy surrounding sanctuary…

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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’

Spitballin' is a fast-paced, improvised stand-up comedy show where we ask six professional, local comedians to throw out their set list for a night and come up with fresh jokes based on a variety of prompts they've never seen. This months featured comics: Arielle Norman Jered McCorkle Johnny Azari (New Orleans) Patrick Sirois Claude Dylan Ramey Xrystal Be Like Tickets are $5 and the theatre is BYOB! Tell a friend!

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Spitballin’ – Ep. 5

Spitballin' is a fast-paced, improvised stand-up comedy show where we ask six professional, local comedians to throw out their set list for a night and come up with fresh jokes based on a variety of prompts they've never seen. This months featured comics: Arielle Norman Jered McCorkle Johnny Azari (New Orleans) Patrick Sirois Claude Dylan Ramey Xrystal Be Like The New Movement Theatre - 7:30 PM - $5 - BYOB

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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

Brent Morin

Brent Morin can be seen on the hit NBC live television series UNDATEABLE which just wrapped its third season. He has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHY’S and GROUND FLOOR. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of "Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch". Catch Brent’s brand new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now!

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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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Danny Palumbo

You can't not like Danny Palumbo. Go ahead and try. He's not only been the host and co-host of the popular stand-up showcases, Live at Coldtowne and Jazz Cigarette, he's also the winner of the 2015 Funniest Person in Austin contest and appeared on America's Got Talent. Palumbo has performed at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, FunFunFun Fest, and at comedy clubs across the country. He is also the creator of the satirical restaurant websites lil ‘buco and abbrev’s. The very funny Aaron Brooks hosts the show with a few special guests. Don't miss this one, folks! Solid show from start to finish!

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Stapleface: A Live Action Claymation in Human Medium

Come and enjoy the intimate hilarious moments that cause hilarious chaos within our minds. We will do all the unraveling on stage, so that you don't have to. Not for kids. Sketch comedy, from the minds of some of the best sketch performers and writers in town. Or the world. One of those, at least. Embrace the fear.

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Live at Coldtowne

We've got Kath Barbadoro returning from the dead (Brooklyn) to hold down the gooey center of this scrumptious show. With Rachel Hall, David McQuary, JT Kelley, Brett Vervoort, the Coldtowne debut of Jaci Kramer, and John Wilkins visiting from Denver. Tickets? You'd better snag them now. 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…

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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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Brent Morin

Brent Morin can be seen on the hit NBC live television series UNDATEABLE which just wrapped its third season. He has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHY’S and GROUND FLOOR. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of "Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch". Catch Brent’s brand new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now!

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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 September 23 2017

Over the Lege

Over The Lege, the brainchild of Director Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, unites the expertise of legislative staffers, improv veterans and comedic writers to bring you a political satire variety show exposing the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature. What better way to learn how to watch over the legislature than through songs, dances, sketches and improv performances? As the Legislature gets more absurd, the parody of it gets harder. In spite of that challenge, Part 2: The Governor Strikes Back includes such fresh sketches such as “Danny Goes Shopping” and “ICE ICE Baby,” which address the infamous bathroom bill and the controversy surrounding sanctuary…

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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

Brent Morin

Brent Morin can be seen on the hit NBC live television series UNDATEABLE which just wrapped its third season. He has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHY’S and GROUND FLOOR. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of "Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch". Catch Brent’s brand new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now!

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Love Goat Open Mic

Sign up atΠ8:30 pm.

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Danny Palumbo

You can't not like Danny Palumbo. Go ahead and try. He's not only been the host and co-host of the popular stand-up showcases, Live at Coldtowne and Jazz Cigarette, he's also the winner of the 2015 Funniest Person in Austin contest and appeared on America's Got Talent. Palumbo has performed at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, FunFunFun Fest, and at comedy clubs across the country. He is also the creator of the satirical restaurant websites lil ‘buco and abbrev’s. The very funny Aaron Brooks hosts the show with a few special guests. Don't miss this one, folks! Solid show from start to finish!

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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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Brent Morin

Brent Morin can be seen on the hit NBC live television series UNDATEABLE which just wrapped its third season. He has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL, BROOKLYN 99, THE MCCARTHY’S and GROUND FLOOR. Only a year after his New Faces set at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Brent was named one of "Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch". Catch Brent’s brand new Netflix special I’M BRENT MORIN which is streaming now!

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Danny Palumbo

You can't not like Danny Palumbo. Go ahead and try. He's not only been the host and co-host of the popular stand-up showcases, Live at Coldtowne and Jazz Cigarette, he's also the winner of the 2015 Funniest Person in Austin contest and appeared on America's Got Talent. Palumbo has performed at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, FunFunFun Fest, and at comedy clubs across the country. He is also the creator of the satirical restaurant websites lil ‘buco and abbrev’s. The very funny Aaron Brooks hosts the show with a few special guests. Don't miss this one, folks! Solid show from start to finish!

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Half Baked: Improvised Sketch Comedy

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - 11:30pm COLDTOWNE THEATER $5 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/half-baked-sketchprov-tickets-37138407978?ref=ecal Sometimes a sketch doesn't come easy, but you know there's gotta be something there! Watch Austin's best improvisers try to flesh out unfinished sketches from local writers. Will they become fully baked, or is it back to the oven? You'll have to come out to see! Cast: Devon Coleman Kristie Denlinger Nathan Ehrmann Katherine Hutchins Emily McDonald Malia Moss Matt Needles Robyn Reynolds Kelly Ryan Darren Schmidt Directed by Caitlin French Art by Arian Brumby

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