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    It's … Hideoutrageous!

    There's a stage upstairs, there's a stage downstairs, there's coffee all over the place and all sorts of shows and classes here. This Thursday, it's an early PGraph show, followed by the anything-goes Free Fringe. Friday's got the TEDx extemporanea of Speechless and the all-star Big Bash shindig, a Threefer of troupes, and then, OMG, it's TheatreDome. And, on Saturday night, after the improvised Holiday Party Disaster, it's Mischief Managed – which surely hasn't anything to do with Hogwarts or even, ah, Pigfarts (on Mars), right? – and then, after you see It's a Wonderful Blank, Uncle Billy, you old fool, don't miss the competitive improv donnybrook of Maestro! And – see website for more.
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    Immigrants, the Musical: No Place Like Home

    This is a Hamilton-inspired show in which, each week, a new monologist tells of their experience in coming from Mexico, from Russia, from Vietnam, from El Salvador, and more. Then the cast, directed by Lahari Dunn and Asaf Ronen, expands these stories into "fully improvised musicals, giving life to the emotion, the journey, and the laughs and hardships along the way." Note: The Chronicle's Robert Faires recently took in a show, and here's his reaction. Featured this week: Kacey Samiee from Iran.
    Through Dec. 21. Fridays, 8pm. $10-12.  
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    Esther's: Ballots & Brewskis

    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! Esther's rolls out The Trump Musical that's chock full of 45's worst nightmares, the sweatin'-to-the-free-market aerobics of the Paul Ryan Workout, the classic Dysfunctional Family Holiday sketch, and much more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to … walk right through a mirror? See it happen here tonight!
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Nathan Lund

    The reigning Denver Comedy Champion leaves Colorado only to totally slay audiences at festivals across the nation or because, he's just had enough of living in a city where weed is legal. Because it makes too much sense, and everybody benefits, and life is so much better, and … he can only take that for so long, y'know? Catch Lund here at the Velv this weekend, with Sahana Srinivasan opening.
    Dec. 7-8. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    Tim Dillon

    C'mon, Rolling Stone – which is still at least as relevant as The Austin Chronicle, right? – named this Dillon "One of the Ten Comics You Need to Know." So get to know him this weekend, OK? (Like, from the audience. During his show.)
    Dec. 5-8. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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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 and delightful supergroup of improv. 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

    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 third 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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