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    Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    Look, it's not all about the improv, OK? That is to say, yes, it's hella about improv, the whole looooong weekend is lousy with improv – with amazing troupes from all over the country attending and performing – but there's also a sweet array of sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and just the naturally occurring comedy that ensues as hundreds and hundreds of professionals and fans converge on the ATX for the seven days of this 16th annual festival of staged (and frequently brilliant) shenanigans. Note: The epicenter of this event is The Hideout, but it's also happening in venues all over the city. At ColdTowne. At Spider House Ballroom. At The New Movement. At the Velveeta Room. With Chickspeare L.A. With White Women. With The Defiant Thomas Brothers. With Witch Taint. With Katie Rich & Holly Laurent. With so! Much! More! (Which is why we recommend getting one of those All-Fest Passes.) See right here for details.
    $5-10 per show.
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    It's … Hideoutrageous!

    There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows here. This Thursday brings you the Threefer and Free Fringe of improv, and you can check out that award-winning Parallelogramophonograph – now with the bilingual badassery of Migas – and the fancy-ass Big Bash on Friday; and the sweet, campy horrorshow tropes of Death by Musical on Saturdays, right after the student-driven Soundstage 23, and right before the extemporaneous donnybrook of the original magister-marbled Maestro. See website for more.
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    Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    Hey, guess what's happening here? A kaffeeklatsch? A demonstration of modern filtration devices used by Dow Chemicals? No – it's the goddamn OOB, friendo! And the Velv's the epicenter for OOBish stand-up showcases all festival long. And they're all don't-miss-it, really; but we're especially liking the national line-up of comics Holly Lynnea, Trixx, Emily Catalano, Brooke Cartus, Liz Greenwood, and Neeraj Srinivasan – hosted by Valerie Nies on Thursday at 9pm.
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    Stone Cold Comedy

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. Thursdays showcase longtime house improv troupe, the rightfully celebrated Frank Mills, and follow that with the sketches of Pendulum. And then there's the laughalicious ladies of Loverboy going all Kiss and Tell on Fridays; that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar on the same night; and don't miss Barney Miller: Dark Knight debuting on Saturday, wherein your favorites from the 12th precinct deal with the day-to-day in Batman's Gotham; and then, House of 1,000 Sketches and Midnight Society! Oh, and Sunday's Stool Pigeon! See website for more.
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    You're looking for … what? OPEN MICS?

    There's a lot of them in Austin, brothers and sisters. Sometimes there's as many as 25 in one week. And comedian Joe Faina went to all of them a while back – find out what he found out, right here.