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New Live Comedy Show Is Doper Than What, Exactly?
There was this sort of televised explosion in the early Nineties that unleashed, like, a skadillion Wayans family members into the national comedy zeitgeist. Remember? Also, that Jim Carrey guy.

2:30PM Wed. Jul. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Funniest Person in Austin 2016: Lashonda Rules!
The third time was the charm for Lashonda Lester when it came to the finals for the Funniest Person in Austin Contest. The Detroit native, a third-place finisher in 2014, took the stage Monday like a force of nature and copped the crown – a win that was most timely, as Lester has been dealing with kidney failure and dialysis for the past year.

1:30PM Tue. May 17, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Funniest Person Finals/Andy Ritchie Tribute
Zac Brooks. Andrew Dismukes. Vanessa Gonzales. Lashonda Lester. Maggie Maye. Jon Mendoza. Andrew Murphy. Abby Rosenquist. Ali Safar. Elizabeth Spears. Martin Urbano. Daniel Webb. All are funny. By midnight Monday, one will be funni-est, as in the 2016 Funniest Person in Austin.

4:24PM Mon. May 16, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Andy Kindler's Particular Show
Most people measure how hard they laugh by the ache in their sides or soreness in their face. With me, there's a line at the base of my skull that throbs whenever I've laughed too much. Of Andy Kindler's Particular Show, suffice to say that that cranial seam started smarting mere minutes in and burned for two hours straight.

4:05PM Tue. Apr. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: New York’s Finest
Beginning late Saturday night and going into the wee morning hours of Sunday, the nine participants in the second incarnation of New York’s Finest closed out the 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival with aplomb.

11:45AM Mon. Apr. 25, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Leslie Loves Colin
You know what there are just too few of? Mimes. Is not something you thought you’d read today. But then, a lot about yesterday’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival show Leslie Loves Colin (featuring Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones and Colin Jost) might appear jarring in print.

11:15AM Mon. Apr. 25, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

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Moontower Review: David Cross
At Friday’s taping of David Cross’ Netflix special, the Paramount Theatre began to take on the hue of an acid rain cloud. Some of that was because the production team had chosen a blueish-purple lighting scheme, but the comedian, in the fourth month of his “Making America Great Again!!” tour, was also in prime form, hitting new levels of acrid genius.

4:45PM Sat. Apr. 23, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Ron Funches
In his second Moontower show as the Cap City Comedy Club headliner, Ron Funches imagined describing his job to the affluent neighbors in the rich neighborhood he’ll soon call home. “I get stoned and mumble into a microphone,” he said. “Oh, you didn’t know that was lucrative?” Somebody hug him.

12:08PM Sat. Apr. 23, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Blue Moon
Last night, Austin-based comedian Matt Sadler performed for the fifth year in a row at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, hosting the late-night, no-holds-barred Blue Moon showcase at the Velv Comedy Lounge. More about the performances after the jump, but you have to promise: no crying.

1:59PM Fri. Apr. 22, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

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