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Erin Foley

Foley's years in New York City's comedy clubs mastering the art of stand-up have landed her in the limelight of national festivals, clubs, and latenight TV. See what she does after landing at Austin-Bergstrom and taking the Cap City stage. Bonus: Shane Torres opens. Aug. 27-30. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10:30pm. $10-19.

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

www.erinkfoley.com

Farewell Summertime Blues

Musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window! So many rollicking send-ups in this month's fresh line-up. Check your immigration status in the “Border Line Crazy!” musical send-up about traveling across the border; deep in the heartland of Texas, “Wendy, Get Your Gun" hits the campaign trail with singing and swinging rivals Wendy Davis and Rick Perry; and of course, just like climate change, there's more, more, more. Bonus: The large-scale wonders and arch antics of magician Ray Anderson, featuring his "Eclipse" and "Modern Art" illusions. Reservations recommended. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10pm. $24-29.

Esther's Follies, 525 E. Sixth, 512/320-0553

www.esthersfollies.com

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

You know about this, right? About the more than 500 performers in 120 shows in the seven days leading up to Labor Day? That's right: improv artists and stand-up comedians and sketch troupes – and some of these performers are of the big-name variety (the writers of Key & Peele, and Saturday Night Live alum Paul Brittain, and Lauren Lapkus from Orange is the New Black, and more); and some of them are from, oh, France and Iceland and Canada and Australia; and many others hail from other parts of the USA; but most of them are homegrown Austinites who kick the kind of comedy ass necessary to appear among the crowded pantheon of talents in this 13th annual festival.
 We'd need pages to fill you in on the gorgeous details, so we're suggesting that you go to the OOB website and see what wonders of entertainment are approaching with extreme celerity. At, depending on the night, the Hideout and ColdTowne and The New Movement and the Institution Theatre and the Long Center and the State Theatre and the Velveeta Room and Spider House and Austin Java. Recommended and a half! Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Various venues all over town.

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

See the listing right here, comedy-lover! Through Aug. 30.

Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury, 512/895-9580

www.theinstitutiontheater.com

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

See the listing right here, comedy-lover! Through Aug. 30.

New Movement Theater, 616 Lavaca, 512/788-2669

www.newmovementtheater.com

The Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival

See the listing right here, comedy-lover! Through Aug. 30.

ColdTowne, 4803 Airport, 512/524-2807

www.coldtowne.com

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

See the listing right here, comedy-lover! Through Aug. 31.

Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth, 512/469-9116

www.thevelveetaroom.com

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

See the listing right here, comedy-lover! Through Aug. 31.

The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 512/476-0473

www.hideouttheatre.com