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Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy

Your quick guide to the national headliners and local laugh makers at Fun Fun Fun 2013

By Russ Espinoza, Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

David James (Fri., noon) Area man, dapper host of Austin's favorite live comedy game show Laugh, Dammit!

Natalie Cox (Fri., 12:15pm) One Dick Joke a Day writer. Exhibit: "I named my dick squirrel because it's always hiding my nuts."

Cody Hustak (Fri., 12:30pm) Local comedian has opened for Doug Benson, Doug Stanhope, and Tom Rhodes; happiness tingles him "somewhere behind the beard area."

Maggie Maye (Fri., 12:45pm) "Comedian. Writer. Giggler." Local gal previously opened for Todd Barry, Hannibal Buress, and Godfrey.

Rob Gagnon's One Hour Comedy Festival (Fri., 1:45pm) A who's who of generic comedy archetypes, including: "Stoner Comic," "Some Asshole With a Puppet," and more.

Live Action Battle Rap (Fri., 2:30pm) Think 8 Mile, neutered of Detroit and urban blight; add bourgeois dorks with acute sense of irony.

Judge G-Su (Fri., 3:15pm) Sketch/improv hybrid from the New Movement, in which comedic verdicts are rendered.

Kyle Dunnigan (Fri., 4pm) Comedian/actor had recurring role as Dep. Trudy Weigel's serial-killer boyfriend on Comedy Central's Reno 911.

Matt Bearden (Fri., 4:20pm) Erudite Austin comic and radio personality in no mood to dumb it down.

Kyle Kinane (Fri., 4:50pm) Gruff-voiced wild card can't be typecast. Sets include everything but the kitchen sink.

Patton Oswalt (Fri., 5:20pm) Legendary comic imbues geeky pop-culture fanaticism with a trademark edge; turns a phrase better than a soused Christopher Hitchens.

Norman Wilkerson (Sat., noon) Stand-up vet/co-founder of the Austin Comedy Trainwreck and owner of "a cat that poops on him."

Amber Bixby (Sat., 12:10pm) Grim, cynical, yet awash with praise as one of Austin's funniest stand-ups; dubbed "Comedy's Sweetheart of Darkness."

Katie Pengra (Sat., 12:20pm) Local comic and regular performer at Cap City Comedy Club and the Velveeta Room

Ryan Cownie (Sat., 12:30pm) Host of Holy Mountain's Avalanche: Stand-up Comedy From Austin's Funniest People.

Lane Krarup (Sat., 12:40pm) Austin-based comedian, podcaster, New Movement player, and part-time rapper straight outta Wisconsin.

Chris Trew (Sat., 1pm) Comedian/amateur rapper/co-founder of the New Movement; packs a lot of weird in the beard.

One Night Stand (Sat., 1:50pm) New Movement talents emcee a hot, alternative dating game for FFF's body of single, sexually destitute hipsters.

Miami Improv Machine (Sat., 2:45pm) South Beach ringleaders Money Marone and Cashtronaut churn out improv with a sun-kissed twist.

Jenny Slate (Sat., 3:35pm) Actress/comedian, SNL alumna, "addicted to candy and meeting new dogs," has recurring role on NBC's Parks and Recreation.

Doug Benson (Sat., 4:05pm) Former High Times "Stoner of the Year" and Super High Me star rolls fatties of frivolity.

Craig Robinson (Sat., 4:35pm) Actor/comedian of Hot Tub Time Machine and The Office fame; hosted season seven of NBC's Last Comic Standing.

Tenacious D (Sat., 5:20pm) "Mock-rock" duo fronted by actor Jack Black belts out operatic heavy metal ballads and more.

The New Movement (TNM) Com­edy (Sun., noon) An annual FFF Comedy staple, TNM is an improv/sketch comedy conservatory and theatre in Downtown Austin.

Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest (Sun., 12:30pm) A gallery of meat-eschewing gluttons inhale all the veggie dogs they can stomach for the ultimate prize: wholesale ostracism.

Master Pancake Theater (Sun. 1pm) Austin's answer to MST3K's Joel, Crow, and Tom Servo. Professional movie mockers are Alamo Drafthouse darlings.

Chris Tellez (Sun., 1:30pm) Austin-transplant from Dallas who keeps his sets tight "because he has a baby in the car."

Joe Faina (Sun., 1:40pm) "Comedian. Teacher. Baller." Hosts Pass the Mic and Point of Order at the New Movement.

Nick Mullen (Sun., 1:50pm) Two-time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest.

Mac Blake (Sun., 2pm) Reigning Funniest Person in Austin.

Altercation Punk Rock Comedy Hour (Sun., 2:15pm) A conglomeration of underground comedy and the "get-in-the-van ethos of Black Flag," starring founder JT Habsersaat.

Air Sex Championship (Sun., 2:55pm) Thoroughly titillating, never-simulated simulations of actual people boning – thin air. As previously fit for HBO and MTV.

Doug Mellard (Sun., 3:50pm) 2006 FPIA/co-creator of The Hooligan Show spits out punch lines like watermelon seeds.

Bridget Everett (Sun., 4:15) Randy, plus-sized "alt-cabaret" sensation evokes a young Bette Midler on crank.

Rob Delaney (Sun., 4:45pm) Motor-mouthed degenerate with banana in pocket.

Sarah Silverman (Sun., 5:25pm) Iconic Jewess brings cutie-pie veneer and ghastly mouth to scramble taboos like a shaken baby.

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