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Chef Palumbo Strikes Again
Of course there isn’t anything like a good lutefisk enchilada, because 1) such a thing doesn’t exist, thank Odin; and, 2) if it did exist, what sick freak would ever call it “good”?

10:30AM Tue. Nov. 7, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Moontower Comedy 2018:
First Headliners Announced
The calendar may say ACL, but the folks at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival want you to know that it's not too early to be thinking about their springtime punch line extravaganza. Today, they've announced the first headliners for Moontower 7: Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, and Mr. "Eat It," "Weird Al" Yankovic.

11:46AM Fri. Oct. 13, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Wife Stories
Wife. It's not just another noun when it comes to comedians Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito, currently on a 16-city tour that stops at the Stateside in Austin on Fri., Sept 29. The word was right there in the title of the pair's recent Seeso comedy series, and it’s made them role models in the LGBTQ community.

9:00AM Wed. Sep. 27, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Shannon Stott Cracks Jokes and Breaks Barriers
If the world has been trying to keep Shannon Stott from the stage, it’s doing a spectacularly poor job. In fact, in early August, Stott was dubbed the funniest short-form improviser in Austin.

1:23PM Tue. Aug. 29, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

The Last Sure Thing
For five years, one sure thing on the Austin stand-up scene has been Sure Thing, the free comedy showcase hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O'Grady every Saturday at the Austin Java on Parkway. Alas, that cafe is about to pour its final cuppa joe, which means Sure Thing will be without a home, and tonight, Aug. 26, is its last hurrah.

4:30PM Sat. Aug. 26, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Review: Chris Fleming
If you’ve been on YouTube at all in your adult life, you are probably familiar with Gayle Waters-Waters, the power-walking, granola-snorting alpha suburbanite mom played by comedian Chris Fleming. Last Thursday, Gayle hung up her pantsuit for a night, and out stepped Fleming onto the North Door stage.

10:40AM Mon. Jul. 17, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

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Wide Awake and Brilliant
Watching eight people perform publicly when they've all been awake for 45 hours might seem a cruel way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Aren't you just there to see those exhausted husks of humanity self-destruct? Not at Hideout Theatre's 48-Hour Improv Marathon; their eight were so whip-smart and quick-witted, they left you feeling dazed.

10:00AM Tue. Jul. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Trans Comic Carina Magyar's Rising Star
Carina Magyar would tell you being a single, working mom in Texas isn't always a walk in the park, but she’s really hitting her stride in the booming Austin comedy scene. As the runner up in this year’s Funniest Person in Austin contest and Live at Coldtowne host, she’s become a comedic city gem with her unique and hilariously relatable jokes.

7:00AM Mon. Jul. 3, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Celebrating Shondee Superstar
Twelve weeks ago, one of Austin's funniest, fiercest stand-up artists – and probably its best loved – left us way, way too soon. Lashonda Lester's star was on the rise, and we don't know anyone who didn't want to see it hit the big time and shine forever. Wednesday, the comedy community gathers to pay tribute to Lester and raise funds to aid her family.

3:06PM Tue. Jun. 27, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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