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    Jake Johannsen

    Uh oh, this feller's a purveyor of subtle and intelligent comedy. Good thing he's at Cap City and not playing a club up in, like, Pflugerville or something, right? Folks there might not recall, for instance, Johannsen's excellent This'll Take About an Hour special for HBO. Note: This show is recommended!
    Aug. 22-25. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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    These Smokey Eyes Can't Lie

    Of course the Institution Theater – the fine venue of comedy improv that it is, yes, even postmove – is still truckin' along with occasional showcases and a full slate of classes. In fact, "what would happen if Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned one of her infamous White House press conferences into a one-woman show with intimate stories that show us how a sweet little girl from Arkansas can turn into Miss Fake Spews?" Find out now, as this popular spectacle returns, with Tom Booker in full drag as the mendacious Ms. Sanders: singing, dancing, passing along all the lies and obtuse braggadocio required when you're the press secretary for a puling infant lately elected leader of the free world. See website for more!
    Fri., Aug. 31, 8pm. $12 (or use the coupon code TellMeLies to get half-price tickets).  
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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, 7:30pm. $12.  
    Zach North, 12129 Hwy. 620 N
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    Mac Blake

    Here's a headliner to make you laugh all the gunk of Dirty Sixth right out your sensorium, citizen. Here's a recent Funniest Person in Austin winner with two full albums to his name, hosting showcases all over town, knocking out the crowds at festivals across the country, and, like that's not enough, Blake's got that Amber Bixby opening this weekend's gigs at the Velv.
    Aug. 24-25. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

    This is the workshop Hannah Kenah led for Rude Mechs while they were creating their Field Guide. Together, you'll write, you’ll share – and there'll be a mic and a stool. Sign up now for this one-day class that's low-pressure, high-fun, and makes the last Sunday in September worth waking up for.
    Workshop date: Sun., Sept. 30, 3pm. $20.  
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    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, and then the sketch shenanigans of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with the Dave Buckman-directed Roast of St. Nick and the love-stinks larking of Missed Connections ATX, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-hilarious Midnight Society. And Sunday's got a Stool Pigeon spieling up the laughs for you, and – see website for more.
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    Underground Comedy

    This newly revitalized basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week." For instance: Monday starts things off with that sprightly revue of optimism called Fuck This Week, there's Rob Gagnon's unpredictable Sandbox on Tuesdays, the all-female comedy showcase called Garage on Wednesdays, and check out the Sloppy Seconds of improv duos this Thursday. Then, on Friday, some Fox News comedians will Riff the Republican Agenda – and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. Saturday's got the conspiracied-up Psychosphere ready for you, Mr. Jones, followed by some story-centered Sweet Lightning, 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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