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Improvising All Night Long! Twice!
When it comes to doing something for 48 hours nonstop, the only thing most people can lay claim to is breathing. But eight of Austin's most intrepid improvisers will spend 48 consecutive hours this weekend making stuff up onstage. From 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday, June 23-25, they'll be at the Hideout Theatre performing in 48 different improv shows.

2:00PM Wed. Jun. 21, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

2017 Austin Sketch Festival: What to See
The Austin Sketch Festival kicks off tonight and goes madly, gloriously, all the way until Sunday’s over and the last afterparty has disintegrated in a cloud of weary laughter, stale Doritos, and the faint tang of instant nostalgia.

1:00PM Mon. May 22, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Funniest Person in Austin 2017: Enzo Priesnitz
It's Monday night, May 15, 2017, deep in the can't-stop-laughing-where's-that-fucking-defibrillator heart of Texas, and the winner of the 32nd annual Funniest Person in Austin contest is Enzo Priesnitz.

2:30PM Tue. May 16, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Austin Towers
The Austin Towers showcase helped close this year’s Moontower Comedy Festival. The lineup featured many of Austin’s comedy darlings, like Maggie Maye, Amber Bixby, Brently Heilbron, and Vanessa Gonzalez. And, like any other authentic Austin experience, it had its share of Californians, too.

12:30PM Mon. Apr. 24, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Ali Wong
Moontower Comedy Festival headliner Ali Wong no longer has what she called “the luxury of anonymity.” As she noted in her set Friday night, sure, you’re rich, but it means you can’t be “shitty to people in public.” She went on to explore her struggle with this newfound fame and the literal shit she deals with as a new mom.

11:33AM Mon. Apr. 24, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Lashonda Lester
Lashonda Lester was the funniest person in Austin. She used her voice like a whip. If something was out of joint, Lashonda would be the first to notice, the first to call it out, and her word had the finality of a judgment.

12:20PM Fri. Apr. 7, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Comedy: Doug Benson & Master Pancake: Leprechaun 5
Horror movies are like frozen yogurt shops: There are always three times more of them than the world needs. At least with horror movies, there’s joy in the glut, as a tremendous number of weird entries are there to mine for humor. Thus, the now 5-year-old SXSW tradition of Doug Benson joining Master Pancake to mock a Leprechaun movie.

1:15PM Fri. Mar. 17, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: A Good Trip With Shane Mauss
When Shane Mauss took the stage at the Hideout Theatre Tuesday night to perform his acclaimed stand-up show A Good Trip, he wore a hoodie, a graphic T-shirt, loose jeans, and sneakers. It became apparent within minutes that his slacker-comic costume was part of a calculated ruse to pleasantly baffle the packed house’s expectations.

2:50PM Wed. Mar. 15, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Witch Taint. Mystikum. Have you ever heard such dark, brutal names of any black metal band in your life?

5:00PM Tue. Mar. 14, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

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