In this comedy game-show format, contestants try not to laugh while a team of funny people (Matt Sadler, Norm Wilkerson, and Taylor Overstreet) try to make them laugh. If they don't laugh, they win! Prizes! (And, hell, you don't laugh much, do you? But we'll bet you'd like some prizes.) With David James, Roxy Castillo, and Duncan Carson. Mon., March 4, 8pm. $5.
Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100, 485-3001
The laugh-packed underground of stand-up, sketch, and improv is going huge with comedy and music shows during SXSW, and you totally need to check their website to see the deets of this righteous explosion. March 8-17. Also, look ahead to the post-festival recovery with the Megaphone Show: Wednesdays, 9:30pm. $5. And Clubhouse, with Kath Barbadoro hosting the open mic. Mondays, 9pm. Pay what you wish.
New Movement Theater, 616 Lavaca, 512/788-2669