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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 »

MondoCon Heads Downtown
Everyone's been wondering what will happen to the Austin American-Statesman offices now that the riverfront property no longer houses its printworks. At least its fate is clear for one weekend in November: it will host MondoCon, the Drafthouse-affiliated celebration of movie prints, collectibles, soundtracks, and original art.

6:30PM Thu. Apr. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Burlesque Festival Does the Whole Shebang!
There's a story that there hasn't been burlesque on the stage of the Paramount Theatre since before America entered World War II. Legend has it that's when Sally Rand, mistress of the peacock feather fan and inventor of the bubble dance, lit up the stage.

1:30PM Thu. Apr. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Five Different Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
No, for real – step away from those goddamn screens for a minute, OK?

10:00AM Thu. Apr. 6, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

This Is (Not) the Gayest Show You’ll Ever See: A Review
There’s something thrilling about watching a space that is typically very straight fill up with people who are very much not straight. Comedy, an area historically dominated by straight white guys, makes such an act especially satisfying.

2:45PM Fri. Mar. 24, Rachel Van Middlesworth Read More | Comment »

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 »

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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 »

SXSW Comedy: A Good Trip with Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss is not afraid to explore the farthest reaches of his mind. The L.A.-based comic, who once broke both his feet while hiking and turned the experience into a hysterical album, is now winding through a six-months-and-counting tour all about psychedelic drugs. But this isn't a “far out, man” Cheech & Chong routine. Mauss gets real.

4:45PM Tue. Mar. 14, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

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