Acting cred on Murphy Brown back in the day, successful solo shows in theaters – never mind all that, because here Kashian's in full-on stand-up mode, bringing the smart kind of funny that she showcased in her Comedy Central special. Dax Jordan opens. June 19-22. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10:30pm. $9-19.
Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100, 512/467-2333
Bring it or have it brought to you, clever citizen. Wednesdays, 8pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.
It's that space Downtown – an underground space, literally, right there on the corner of Seventh and Lavaca. And this is what's up: Lights up! Improv by TNM troupes. Thu., 8:30pm. $5. Block Party Open mic hosted by Rob Gagnon. Thu., 9:30pm. Free. The Neighborhood It's that sketch troupe – back again, and wilder than ever. Fri., 9pm. $5. ONA All women, all comedy! Fri., 10:30pm. $5. The Neighborhood Missed 'em Friday? Here they come again! Sat., 9pm. $5. Comedian Rap Battle Authority In the, um, house. Yo. Sat., 10:30pm. $5. And look a week ahead to the Megaphone Show: Wednesdays, 9:30pm. $5. And there's Clubhouse, where Kath Barbadoro hosts the open mic. Mondays, 9pm. Pay what you wish.
New Movement Theater, 616 Lavaca, 512/788-2669
They're right there on Airport Boulevard, where the goodness is funky and the funk is getting good. Summer Jobs Employment improv? OK, how soon can you start? Thu., 8:30pm. $5. The Mission gets autobiographical, storytellingwise. Thu., 10pm. $5. Bad Boys, featuring improv by boys who are, well, somewhat rude, let's say. Fri., 8:30pm. Live at ColdTowne is stand-up comedy. Fri., 10pm. Braised in Texas Some of the best performers in the ATX are honing their pitmaster skills, improv-wise, for "A day in the life of a barbecue competition in Central Texas," yeeeeeeee-haw! Sat., 8:30pm. The Frank Mills and their smart, character-driven improv, run rampant with Midnight Society. Sat., 10pm. And don't forget the rest o' the week: Stand-up with The Jam (with Oh, Science! on Sundays, Maggie Maye's stand-up mic on Mondays, the ongoing Stool Pigeon on Tuesdays, improv antics with Miller and Purselly and Cagematch on Wednesdays, and – yes, check the website!
ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, 512/814-8696