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Velveeta Room

521 E. Sixth
Austin, 78701
The venerable Velv, as it's known to habitués, started in 1988 as a stand-up comedy offshoot of Esther's Follies' next-door emporium of sketch and improv. Re-named after comedian Kerry Awn's shecky persona Ronnie Velveeta, what had once been Sixth Street's last strip club (The Embassy Room) was transformed into a sometimes thriving, sometimes struggling bastion of stand-up that is currently, under the management of Mario DiGiorgio, enjoying a sort of 21st-century renaissance with top local and hot touring acts setting the weekends on comedy fire.

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Joe Hafkey

If you don't know him from that popular Triplane show, then you know him from some comedy event in this city – Moontower, Hell Yes, Beardo Thodol, et cetera – because the man's been a big part of so many of them. Ah, Jesus, Hafkey's pretty much everywhere – but never showcased as well as he is this weekend at the Velv, with Andrew Murphy hosting and that Katie Pengra showing up for even more fun. Fri., July 22 - Sat., July 23July 22-23. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.
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