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Velveeta Room

521 E. Sixth
Austin, 78701
The venerable Velv, as it's known to habitués, started in 1988 as a stand-up comedy offshoot of Esther's Follies' next-door emporium of sketch and improv. Re-named after comedian Kerry Awn's shecky persona Ronnie Velveeta, what had once been Sixth Street's last strip club (The Embassy Room) was transformed into a sometimes thriving, sometimes struggling bastion of stand-up that is currently, under the management of Mario DiGiorgio, enjoying a sort of 21st-century renaissance with top local and hot touring acts setting the weekends on comedy fire.

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Sara June

This woman is an L.A.-based comedian best known online for creating … the 2011 viral video "Nyan Cat," really? Yes, well, that either seals her earthly doom or exalts her forever to the webby heavens. And now here she is at the Velv, with Wes Corwin opening. Fri., May 26 - Sat., May 27May 26-27. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm. $10.

The Banter Show

Hosts Mac & Ximena Blake invite pairs of comedians to entertain armed with only their unrehearsed on-stage banter as random topics pop up on a monitor to keep the sweet, sweet banter flowing. With Aaron Brooks, Andrew Murphy, Ashey Overton, Carina Magyar, Christina Parrish, Devon Walker, Nikita Redkar, and Pat Dean. Fri., June 2, 11pm. $10.
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