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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, famed house troupe Parallelogramophonograph returns to rock the stage before unleashing the latest anything-goes Free Fringe. Friday's got the distaff darlings of Physics Curse presenting another – another – goddamnit, Don't Interrupt Me!, followed by the all-star Big Bash shindig, and a Threefer, and that battle royale of TheatreDome to finish the night. And, on Saturday night, it's that Victor Hugo-your-way of Grand Misery, or maybe you wanna Put Your Lips Together and Blow, gumshoe? And don't forget the latenight improv donnybrook of Maestro! And – see website for more.
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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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    David Gborie

    This relentless festival warrior (or maybe you know him from MTV's Acting Out?) careens into town for a weekend of bringing his inimitable comedy style to the Velv, with Austin's own L'eah Sampson opening.
    Jan. 18-19. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.  
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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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    Joe DeRosa

    You know this guy from HBO's Bored to Death, or because he was a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show and Fox News' RedEye, of course. Now let him show you how funny he is onstage in this new year at Cap City.
    Jan. 17-19. Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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    Just Cluckin' Around: Chris Cubas

    Here's the debut of a new monthly standup showcase, hosted by the indefatigable Ky Krebs, with – yesChris Cubas as headliner, abetted in his hilarity by openers from Austin and Baton Rouge: Christina Parrish, O'mar Finley, Brett Marie VerVoort.
    Sat., Jan. 19, 7:30pm. Free.  
    Hen House, 1012 E. Sixth
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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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