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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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    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 swingin' sketch mayhem of Pendulum. 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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    Underground Comedy

    Right, FKA The New Movement, this vibrant basement venue, now called Fallout Theatre, is back under new management and dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, the inarguable power of Sure Thing, hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady, every Friday night, and Arielle Norman's Off-Script Comedy (where hecklers are rewarded) on the first Saturday of each month, 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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