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The Buzz on Buzzkill Comedy
The host and founder of Buzzkill at the Buzzmill, Katie Pengra, has left the weekly show and placed it in the capable hands of two new hosts. Like an almighty hydra, one goes, two more take its place. But just who are these couple of comics?

3:55PM Wed. Oct. 5, Spencer Beghtol Read More | Comment »

Q&A With Kurt Braunohler
On his personal Tumblr page, Kurt Braunohler describes himself as someone “inserting absurdity into strangers' lives to make the world a better place.” Although this eccentric phraseology may sound like a self-effacing goof, Braunohler is one the few comedians active today whose work is unanchored by misery.

4:50PM Fri. Sep. 16, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

Lewis Black’s Campaign
Lewis Black wrestled with an existential dilemma before a packed Paramount Theatre on Thursday night.

11:30AM Fri. Sep. 9, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

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 »

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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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Two Austin Musicians Killed in Wreck Chris Porter and Mitchell Vandenburg taken in tragic tour crash
Chris Cubas: King for a Month How comedian Chris Cubas talked his way into being one of the wealthiest people in Austin – temporarily
First Look: Eberly Victorian and mid-century modern meet in contemporary space