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    Brian Posehn

    That's right, Posehn is one of the original Comedians of Comedy, and he's back in Austin for a solid weekend of laughs.
    Feb. 22-25. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $18-23.  
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    Date or Die

    Six real comedians. Three actual blind dates. They don't know each other ... yet. No – srsly. Come revel in the delightful awkwardness of people trying to woo each other for your amusement. And you choose which winning couple goes home with actually valuable prizes. Hosted by that Carina Magyar.
    Fri., Feb. 23, 11pm. $5.
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    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 8pm. $8-10.  
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    Esther's: August's Scorching Satire

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue with the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street on view through the stagefront window! Dig Trump and Putin's steamy and secretive bromance in a musical parody of Grease, experience an Uber tour of Austin's nightlife, see Bill Nye the Science Guy and his buddy Neil deGrasse Tyson in a sort of dance-off that's almost slashfic. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to walk right through a mirror. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to walk right through a mirror. No? You don't think so? Then you tell me how it's done, bubba.
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Rob Haze

    You know this Haze from Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central, right? And Viceland's Flophouse. This 2015 winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival? Here he is now, frowning thoughtfully (see photo) and ready to rock the Pat Dean-helmed Velv with opener Zac Brooks.
    Feb. 23-24. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of hilarity. This Thursday features Frankenfriends – that's Dave Buckman, Michael Jastroch, and Rachel Madorsky – rising like a phoenix from the Frank Mills' ashes, followed by the monthly QueerTowne showcase. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by the hilarious Carina Magyar. Then there's that spurtastic Hidden Valley from LGBTQIA comedy troupe Martini Ranch and the wacky dating-gameshow skewering of The Rose: Pleasure Lagoon on Saturday night – with a potent chaser of Midnight Society! And Sunday's got that Stool Pigeon, of course, 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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