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"...Her eccentric attitude and her hilarious habit of spontaneously bursting into song make even the most mundane of observations funny. Don’t miss Avery’s performance April 22 at 8pm at the Cap City Comedy Club...."
"...Lashonda Lester. You can often see these guys and gals onstage, maybe headlining at the Velveeta Room, maybe featuring at Cap City Comedy Club, certainly improving the boards at any comedy open mic in or around this city's limits...."
"...But, regardless, stand-up comic Bob Khosravi – who’s been brightening the Austin scene for eight years now – who’s been running his storytelling format “The Mission” once a month at ColdTowne Theater for a long damned time – is recording his first comedy album. At Cap City Comedy Club..."
"...But, no, we’re talking about open mics IRL here: The open mics that happen off-line, at comedy clubs or neighborhood bars or hotel lounges or, you know, wherever...."
"...So that's just what they did. This Fab Four of local jokers uncorked their liquor-and-laugh-athon this past Monday to a full house in the Cap City Comedy Club lounge..."
"..."It's really hard to get away from Joe Staats when he's your boss, and he works here, and you see him at the clubs," says Kat Ramzinski, who's been working stand-up locally for five years and regularly graces Cap City Comedy Club's Monday night "Chick Schtick." "No matter where you go, he's like, 'Where's my rent?'"..."
"...Lashonda Lester: True Hollywood Tales (multiple seasons, monthly at Salvage Vanguard Theater); Kat Ramzinski: Chillin' (Fridays at the Velveeta Room); Katie Pengra: Late Slots (Fridays at the Velveeta Room); Kath Barbadoro: Clubhouse (Mondays at The New Movement); Ashley Barnhill: Bangers Show! (monthly at Bangers Sausage & Beer Garden); Maggie Maye: Schtick Open Mic (Mondays at ColdTowne); Kelly Stone/Natalie Cox: Hot Mess Show (at Bar One 41 in San Marcos); Holly Lorka: monthly show at the North Door; Roxxy Castillo: Crapshoot Improvised Comedy (Fridays at The Institution Theatre); Shana Merlin of Merlin Works: Improv at Zach Theatre; Alex Berry, booking The New Movement; Kerri Lendo, booking the Ladies Are Funny Festival and running Gnap!'s No Shame Theatre; Quinn Cannady of 247 Comedy Radio; Danielle Sweet, booking the open mic at Cap City Comedy Club; Margie Coyle and Chandy Popp, managing Cap City Comedy Club; Lietza Brass, booking the Paramount Theatre...."
"...The Austin Theatre Alliance, better known as the parent organization for the Paramount Theatre and State Theatre (which I still can't bring myself to call Paramount at the Stateside) is the mastermind behind this ambitious new festival, which ATA Executive Director Jim Ritts says he sees becoming one of the two most important comedy festivals in North America in just three years. Certainly the ATA's strong track record with stand-up in recent years – with the Paramount being the site of several Comedy Central specials (Jim Gaffigan, Demetri Martin, Nick Swardson, Bill Engvall) – positions it well with the form, but a better indicator of Moontower's long-term growth may be its sponsoring partners: Cap City Comedy Club (also a presenting venue, not surprisingly); the Adam McKay-Will Ferrell video website Funny or Die (which will program screenings at the State throughout the fest); satirical newspaper The Onion; the New Movement's Hell Yes Fest (which will now piggyback on Moontower); Esquire magazine; and a host of businesses that can provide invaluable support services, from public relations to IT to booze...."
"...Rather than concentrate on improv like the Hideout or stand-up like Cap City Comedy Club or the Velveeta Room, ColdTowne aims to offer tastes of everything. The first weeks feature improv, sketch, stand-up, and even a variety-act competition styled after The Gong Show..."
"...Katie Pengra (Sat., 12:20pm) Local comic and regular performer at Cap City Comedy Club and the Velveeta Room..."
"...I'll probably go to the Greg Proops podcast thing, too. I'm actually featuring at Cap City Comedy Club that same week, so between dashing from there to OOB venues for my shows there, I may be running around too much to actually get to see many of the acts."..."
"...However, attendees should be forewarned: The show is still going to kill you with laughter. Mauss stopped at Cap City Comedy Club last February, when this two-and-a-half-hour show was still new, and I got the chance to see an earlier version of it..."
"...Benson will return to Austin in May to perform at Cap City Comedy Club, and to join members of Master Pancake as they lampoon Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3. (They parodied the first Sleepaway Camp together earlier this year.) In the meantime, you can catch Bearden performing at Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest in April..."
"...15, Diez y Seis de Septiembre weekend, and will include both a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a community march to Republic Square. K.R. Beyond City Limits The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is reporting a victory from the small Texas-Louisiana border town of DeBerry, in a longstanding dispute over groundwater contamination caused by improper disposal of oil and gas waste..."
"...Club Sembradores de Amistad, an Austin organization dedicated to supporting scholarship endowments for underprivileged college students, will hold its 10th annual Valentine's Day Ball on Saturday, Feb. 14, 5:30pm, at the Omni South Park Hotel, 4140 Governors Row..."
"...Matt Bearden has been running the Tuesday night PUNCH! showcase of stand-up comedy at Cap City Comedy Club for years. But not any more...."
"...C'mon, on Valentine's Day, you go out and do something romantic, don't you? On St. Patrick's Day, you go out and get plotzed on green beer, don't you? So on the one day of the year devoted to comedy, why not go out and have a laugh? Cap City Comedy Club is making it oh-so-easy for you this year..."
"...The full house at Cap City Comedy Club last Friday got a two-for-one top shelf special when headliner Dave Attell was preceded by a surprise drop-in from “The Roastmaster General”: stand-up titan Jeff Ross...."
"...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..."
"...So already I fucked up," opined Mac Blake in leading off a very funny story about a mouth-breather shopping for a belt at the drugstore. Where the comedian didn't fuck up was walking into Cap City Comedy Club on Monday night..."