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    Allen Strickland Williams

    What is it with these people with three names? With this Williams from Los Angeles, it's being picked as one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." And it's slaying crowds at SXSW, Moontower, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, L.A.'s RIOT Festival, and more. And it's rocking the Velv stage this weekend, with his inimitable style and special guests.
    Dec. 14-15. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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    First Anniversary All-Star Celebration!

    This basement venue is dedicated to "bringing the best in alternative comedy with shows seven nights a week," and this weekend is their first anniversary all-star celebration benefitting SAFE. If you don't know how good these guys are, what the hell is wrong with you, citizen? If you do how good they are, you'll be thrilled to experience this best-of-the-best weekend, featuring house troupes and acts from all the comedy theatres in town, with stand-up showcases and hilarious sketches and, Jesus, this is some kind of comedy explosion going on here right now. (Get it? "Fallout"? "Explosion"? "Jesus"? "Going on"?) Highly recommended!
    Thu.-Sat., Jan. 24-26. $10 per show.  
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    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Saturdays, 7:30pm. $12.  
    Zach North, 12129 Hwy 620 N
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    Esther's: New Year, New Follies

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue where the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street is on view through the stagefront window! Reminisce on all the news-makers, celebrities, events, and mayhem that made 2018 so memorable with A Year in Review. Watch as the new Dems diversify the Hill and take on Trump in Bohemian Crapsody, and more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to wow you with illusions your mind won't believe your eyes have seen!
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Fuck, It's Christmas!

    Those Institution madcaps present a comedy sketch show about Christmas in the ATX, featuring "visits from Kendra Scott, Byrdman, and Uncle Teddy." Shop locally, snark locally, we always say – and this group does it with gusto.
    Through Dec. 22. Saturdays, 8pm. $10.  
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    Leanne Morgan

    Out of an Appalachian childhood, now long based in San Antonio, she's a comedian, she's a mom, she's hilarious onstage and we bet you're gonna love this show.
    Dec. 12, 14-15. Wed., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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    The Asian American Life

    Hot Pot Comedy presents this holiday sketch comedy show featuring Austin’s only all-Asian-American sketch comedy troupe.
    Dec. 14-15. Fri.-Sat., 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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    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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