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    Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

    Look, it's not all about the improv, OK? That is to say, yes, it's hella about improv, the whole looooong weekend is lousy with improv – with amazing troupes from all over the country attending and performing – but there's also a sweet array of sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and just the naturally occurring comedy that ensues as hundreds and hundreds of professionals and fans converge on the ATX for the seven days of this annual festival of staged shenanigans. Shows? Well, yes! These guys from NYC, for one. And, as M. Brianna Stallings reports, Austin's own FUCK THIS WEEK. And we've got a whole list of recommendations right here for you. But workshops and classes, too – and more afterparties than you can shake a Big Book at. Note: The epicenter of this event is the Hideout, but it's also happening in venues all over the city. And you can buy tickets to individual shows, sure, but all the smart people are getting badges.
    Aug. 28-Sept. 3. $10-99.  
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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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    The Comedy Resistance

    It's a showcase of comics, of course – Luis Flandes, Laura Ortiz, Chris Tellez, Carlton Wilcoxson, Jasmine Ellis, Jered McCorkle, and more – performing their sets and exercising their First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
    Sun., Sept. 2, 8pm. Free.  
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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, check out the Moontower Showcase this Thursday, and don't miss the inarguable power of Sure Thing hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady that happens every Friday night. the storytelling might of Saturday's Sweet Lightning will scratch your deepest narrative itch, and, on Sunday, it's the rhyme-rocking rumble of Vanilla Presley's Comedy Rap Battle, featuring Johnny Bananas.
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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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