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Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest: Local Stars on the Rise
Because nobody knows funny like ATX
DAILY Chrontourage  April 11, 2016, by Samantha Johnson
"...Her eccentric attitude and her hilarious habit of spontaneously bursting into song make even the most mundane of observations funny. Don’t miss Avery’s performance April 22 at 8pm at the Cap City Comedy Club...."

The Ups and Downs of Comedy
Hanging with the stand-ups for a look into the life
Arts Story  December 31, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Lashonda Lester. You can often see these guys and gals onstage, maybe headlining at the Velveeta Room, maybe featuring at Cap City Comedy Club, certainly improving the boards at any comedy open mic in or around this city's limits...."

Bob Khosravi Recording Live Comedy Album Tonight
The local stand-up storyteller gets vinylized at Cap City.
DAILY Arts  November 11, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...But, regardless, stand-up comic Bob Khosravi – who’s been brightening the Austin scene for eight years now – who’s been running his storytelling format “The Mission” once a month at ColdTowne Theater for a long damned time – is recording his first comedy album. At Cap City Comedy Club..."

100 Proof Comedy: Shot down stand-up
Four of Austin's funniest comics have created a new showcase in which the hook is the comics doing what the audience does, i.e., taking a belt, knocking one back, hitting the sauce
Arts Story  August 25, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...So that's just what they did. This Fab Four of local jokers uncorked their liquor-and-laugh-athon this past Monday to a full house in the Cap City Comedy Club lounge..."

22 Comedy Open Mics in 7 Days
Joe Faina runs the Austin gamut so you don't have to
DAILY Arts  July 1, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...But, no, we’re talking about open mics IRL here: The open mics that happen off-line, at comedy clubs or neighborhood bars or hotel lounges or, you know, wherever...."

Where Comedy Lives
Austin stand-ups have a complex – and it's called the Sandstone Apartments
Arts Story  November 25, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"..."It's really hard to get away from Joe Staats when he's your boss, and he works here, and you see him at the clubs," says Kat Ramzinski, who's been working stand-up locally for five years and regularly graces Cap City Comedy Club's Monday night "Chick Schtick." "No matter where you go, he's like, 'Where's my rent?'"..."

Do Women Rule The Austin Comedy Scene?
Kat Ramzinski suggests that, yeah, they sure as hell do
DAILY Arts  February 21, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Lashonda Lester: True Hollywood Tales (multiple seasons, monthly at Salvage Vanguard Theater); Kat Ramzinski: Chillin' (Fridays at the Velveeta Room); Katie Pengra: Late Slots (Fridays at the Velveeta Room); Kath Barbadoro: Clubhouse (Mondays at The New Movement); Ashley Barnhill: Bangers Show! (monthly at Bangers Sausage & Beer Garden); Maggie Maye: Schtick Open Mic (Mondays at ColdTowne); Kelly Stone/Natalie Cox: Hot Mess Show (at Bar One 41 in San Marcos); Holly Lorka: monthly show at the North Door; Roxxy Castillo: Crapshoot Improvised Comedy (Fridays at The Institution Theatre); Shana Merlin of Merlin Works: Improv at Zach Theatre; Alex Berry, booking The New Movement; Kerri Lendo, booking the Ladies Are Funny Festival and running Gnap!'s No Shame Theatre; Quinn Cannady of 247 Comedy Radio; Danielle Sweet, booking the open mic at Cap City Comedy Club; Margie Coyle and Chandy Popp, managing Cap City Comedy Club; Lietza Brass, booking the Paramount Theatre...."

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
Arts Story  February 3, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...The Austin Theatre Alliance, better known as the parent organization for the Paramount Theatre and State Theatre (which I still can't bring myself to call Paramount at the Stateside) is the mastermind behind this ambitious new festival, which ATA Executive Director Jim Ritts says he sees becoming one of the two most important comedy festivals in North America in just three years. Certainly the ATA's strong track record with stand-up in recent years – with the Paramount being the site of several Comedy Central specials (Jim Gaffigan, Demetri Martin, Nick Swardson, Bill Engvall) – positions it well with the form, but a better indicator of Moontower's long-term growth may be its sponsoring partners: Cap City Comedy Club (also a presenting venue, not surprisingly); the Adam McKay-Will Ferrell video website Funny or Die (which will program screenings at the State throughout the fest); satirical newspaper The Onion; the New Movement's Hell Yes Fest (which will now piggyback on Moontower); Esquire magazine; and a host of businesses that can provide invaluable support services, from public relations to IT to booze...."

ColdTowne Theater: Comedy moves uptown
You can count all the comedy venues in Austin on the fingers of one hand, so the opening of a new one, ColdTowne Theater, qualifies as a real occasion
Arts Story  October 27, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...Rather than concentrate on improv like the Hideout or stand-up like Cap City Comedy Club or the Velveeta Room, ColdTowne aims to offer tastes of everything. The first weeks feature improv, sketch, stand-up, and even a variety-act competition styled after The Gong Show..."

Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy
Your quick guide to the national headliners and local laugh makers at Fun Fun Fun 2013
Arts Story  November 8, 2013, by Russ Espinoza
"...Katie Pengra (Sat., 12:20pm) Local comic and regular performer at Cap City Comedy Club and the Velveeta Room..."

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
To beat the heat, OOB offers improv and stand-up acts in the triple digits
Arts Story  August 26, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...I'll probably go to the Greg Proops podcast thing, too. I'm actually featuring at Cap City Comedy Club that same week, so between dashing from there to OOB venues for my shows there, I may be running around too much to actually get to see many of the acts."..."

SXSW Comedy: A Good Trip with Shane Mauss
Jokes, jokes, jokes, and the meaning of life. No big deal.
DAILY Arts  March 14, 2017, by Carina Magyar
"...However, attendees should be forewarned: The show is still going to kill you with laughter. Mauss stopped at Cap City Comedy Club last February, when this two-and-a-half-hour show was still new, and I got the chance to see an earlier version of it..."

SXSW Comedy: Doug Loves Movies
More high times talking cinema with Benson and friends
DAILY SXSW  March 22, 2015, by Ashley Moreno
"...Benson will return to Austin in May to perform at Cap City Comedy Club, and to join members of Master Pancake as they lampoon Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3. (They parodied the first Sleepaway Camp together earlier this year.) In the meantime, you can catch Bearden performing at Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest in April..."

Naked City
News Story  June 29, 2007
"...15, Diez y Seis de Septiembre weekend, and will include both a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a community march to Republic Square. – K.R. Beyond City Limits• The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is reporting a victory from the small Texas-Louisiana border town of DeBerry, in a longstanding dispute over groundwater contamination caused by improper disposal of oil and gas waste..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  February 13, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Club Sembradores de Amistad, an Austin organization dedicated to supporting scholarship endowments for underprivileged college students, will hold its 10th annual Valentine's Day Ball on Saturday, Feb. 14, 5:30pm, at the Omni South Park Hotel, 4140 Governors Row..."

Bye-Bye, Bearden – Hello, Mac & Joe!
Cap City Comedy's PUNCH! showcase goes ALL'S WELL as of … now.
DAILY Arts  January 9, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Matt Bearden has been running the Tuesday night PUNCH! showcase of stand-up comedy at Cap City Comedy Club for years. But not any more...."

Funniest Person in Austin 2013
Cap City Comedy Club launches its biggest joke-slinging competition yet on the funniest day of the year
Arts Story  March 29, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...C'mon, on Valentine's Day, you go out and do something romantic, don't you? On St. Patrick's Day, you go out and get plotzed on green beer, don't you? So on the one day of the year devoted to comedy, why not go out and have a laugh? Cap City Comedy Club is making it oh-so-easy for you this year..."

In the Bounce House with Comedian Danny Palumbo
2015’s Funniest Person in Austin is cooking on all burners
DAILY Arts  November 18, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Because Danny Palumbo, winner of this year’s Funniest Person in Austin contest at Cap City Comedy Club back in May, is also a chef...."

Review: Dave Attell
Does it get any better than this comic in a true club setting?
DAILY Arts  March 3, 2015, by Russ Espinoza
"...The full house at Cap City Comedy Club last Friday got a two-for-one top shelf special when headliner Dave Attell was preceded by a surprise drop-in from “The Roastmaster General”: stand-up titan Jeff Ross...."

Moontower Review: Ron Funches
Huggable comic charms crowd, tells how to Winnie-the-Pooh it
DAILY Arts  April 23, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...In his second Moontower show as the Cap City Comedy Club headliner, Ron Funches imagined describing his job to the affluent neighbors in the rich neighborhood he’ll soon call home. “I get stoned and mumble into a microphone,” he said..."

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