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Giulia Rozzi

From VH1's "The Greatest," right? This Moth GrandSLAM champion and Boston Comedy Festival finalist has also appeared on "Chelsea lately" and is an alumna of the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Check out her live show, for which Mary Radzinski opens. April 16-19. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10:30pm. $10-21.

Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100, 512/467-2333

www.giuliarozzi.com

Kick Butt Comedy Open Mic

Bring it or have it brought to you, clever citizen. Wednesdays, 8pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.

Rakugo with Katsura Sunshine

This is Japanese ‘sit-down’ comedy, performed in English by the Canadian-born Katura Sunshine. Presented as a lone storyteller in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, using two simple props: fan and hand towel. Arigato, University of Texas and The Japan Foundation! Wed., April 16, 5pm. UT's Avaya Auditorium, 24th & Speedway. Free.

This Week in Coldness:

Check out what's going on in this down-the-road-from that-burger-joint hotbed of comedy: Nice Astronaut: Back in TownsvilleThe longtime ColdTowne improv troupe's built a sketch show detailing one afternoon at a Community Center.Thu., 8:30pm. $5. The Mission It's Bob Khosravi's storytelling project, now with Mac Blake and more. Thu., 10pm. $5. Movie Riot Fri., 7pm. $5. Bad Boys, featuring good improv by boys who are, well, other than polite, let's say. Fri., 8:30pm. $5. Live at ColdTowne is stand-up comedy. Fri., 10pm. Slam Team Six Pro wrestling superstars as cartoon superheroes helping kids beat the obstacles of childhood? Ric Flair says, "Shazam! Just say no to drugs!" Sat., 8:30pm. $7. The Frank Mills and their smart, character-driven improv, with the sketchers of Midnight Society. Sat., 10pm. $7. Play by Play Color commentary over improv sets? Now, with Costas-approved Lack-of-Pinkeye! Sat., 11pm. Free. And don't forget the rest o' the week, with Oh, Science! on Sundays and – yes, check the website!

ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, 512/814-8696

www.coldtownetheater.com