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Comedy for Sat., Jan. 6
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    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Saturdays, 8pm. $8-10.  
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    Darwin vs. Rednecks

    Stewart Huff! Cody Melcher! Two comedians who've been – separately, mind you – touring the country and knocking 'em in the aisles at clubs and festivals and so on. (Huff was a finalist at the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival; Melcher finaled up during the National Queer Comedy Search; the remaining bona fides throughout the years are too numerous to print.) Now their powers are joined for this latest tour and they're set to conquer one stage in Austin: The Door that is North.
    Sat., Jan. 6, 8pm. $10.  
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    Holly Jolly Follies

    Musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window – as seen in the current SouthPop celebration of their four decades of laughs. And now, what does the current POTUS learn when Ivana, Melania, and Marla get together for the Trump Wives Club? (Does he learn anything, ever?) Plus, join those rowdy NFL Women in the tail-gaiting, trash-talking party of the year. And, best of all, it's time for the all-too-familiar Esther’s Follies Dysfunctional Family Holiday, which might just make your own clan seem like a sanctuary of emotional health in comparison. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson thrills the crowd with his Torched and Tango illusions. And you know Jesse Sublett's new Esther's book was just released, right?
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Ian Bagg

    He's clearly Canadian, yes, but that's water under the bridge: Bagg belongs to the world of comedy now, unpacking the laughs at festivals and on TV (NBC's Last Comic Standing, remember?) and across the formerly neutral internets. And now here he is in, ah, WTF is this place called again? Oh, right: Austin.
    Jan. 3-6. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 &10pm. $12-23.  
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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, on Friday, whoa, D'Alonzo's back in town – which means all manner of Knuckleball Now goodness for the Date Night gig with Channel 2! That night continues with the award-winning Parallelogramophonograph and the Big Bash fanciness, too; and, on Saturday, after that student-centered Maestro Raw, welcome to the Depression-era, moxie-forward, never-say-die, musically enhanced world of Orphans!, directed by Bridget Brewer and Kaci "Birthday Girl" Beeler. And following that? The competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro. See website for more.
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    It's … subterranean!

    It's that underground space Downtown, swarming with improvisers and stand-up comics and sketch artists. Monday nights feature Fuck This Week, wherein your moans, groans, gripes, and complaints are turned into comedy gold. They let Rob Gagnon do his Sandbox thing on Tuesdays at 9pm, Wednesdays get some work done in the Garage, Thursday brings Shake It Up before going all UT on your ass with the Texas Travesty Showcase of stand-up comedians. Friday's got Funny or Die's Jeremy Pinsly showing you that he's New York-based but Definitely Not Kosher, and there's Voice Over Rated and the Megaphone Show on Saturday, and – ah, see website for details.
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    Stone Cold Comedy

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of comedy. This Thursday features Frankenfriends – that's Dave Buckman, Michael Jastroch, and Rachel Madorsky – rising like a phoenix from the Frank Mills' ashes. And after the swingin' sketch of Pendulum later that night, Friday brings Movie Riot and the laughalicious ladies of Loverboy, that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar on the same night, and don't miss New Year, Same Shit and Martini Ranch's Queer & Now showcase on Saturday, furthering their comedy agenda. Also, Midnight Society! Sunday's Stool Pigeon! And – 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.

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