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When Is Austin Comedy a Sure Thing?
Maybe on a Wednesday, definitely on a Saturday
"...It’s Wednesday again in Austin, Texas. And even on a Wednesday – because you..."

Feb. 3, 2016 Arts Post by Spencer Beghtol

Do Women Rule The Austin Comedy Scene?
Kat Ramzinski suggests that, yeah, they sure as hell do
"...One, she's a woman. Two, she's a stand-up comic...."

Feb. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Pictures of Superheroes' Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent
Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces
"...an easy film to describe without using the words "Austin-y," "Slacker-ish," or referencing Steven Soderbergh's early exercise in cinematic..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...The original Funniest Person in Austin (as in the contest's first winner in 1986), this..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy 2018: More Comics Named
On, Ryan! On, Preacher! On, Colin! On, Ali! On 39 more jokers!
"...Apparently, all you Austin comedy fans have been good this year, because Santa..."

Dec. 5, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower Comedy 2019: The First Wave
Festival welcomes Jenny Slate and David Spade as headliners
"...Austin comedy fans have just received something they can give..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2013
Cap City Comedy Club launches its biggest joke-slinging competition yet on the funniest day of the year
"...on the one day of the year devoted to comedy, why not go out and have a laugh? Cap..."

March 29, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2014
Cody Hustak reveals the secrets to his success in this year's comedy competition
"...expected in Indonesia or eastern Europe, but Cap City Comedy Club? And yet there it was in the results..."

May 30, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Moontower Review: Austin Towers
The range of local comedy voices was on full view at the Velv
"...The Austin Towers showcase helped close this year’s Moontower Comedy Festival...."

April 24, 2017 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
OOB's comedy podcasts will make your Labor Day weekend less labored
"...to summer? Just plug into the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival's pre-planned jollity. As noted last week ("Improv-Educated," Aug...."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2013
From 209 contenders, the final 12 emerge to duke it out for this year's comedy crown
"...Okay, folks, our annual comedy competition is really gettin' serious. Back on April Fools'..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Now Streaming in Austin: Gym Buddies
Web comedy Gym Buddies gets in shape
"...When Austin comedy screenwriter Shruti Saran saw fitness culture merging with..."

April 6, 2018 Screens Column by Austin Sanders

The Pie and Ear Show: Old-School Austin Improv, Activate!
Bryce yourself for some McGehee-hee-hee on the cutting Egertons
"...You'd think that running a comedy weight-loss competition would be enough for one man, but..."

Jan. 16, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Comedy: Your 2018 Lineup
March mirth blows in with Bloom, Offerman, Gaffigan, & Cavett
"...and going out like a lamb, but here in Austin there's also a part when March goes full hyena,..."

Feb. 27, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest: Local Stars on the Rise
Because nobody knows funny like ATX
"...In the four years since its inception, Moontower Comedy Festival has become a staple in the comedic community...."

April 11, 2016 Chron Events Post by Samantha Johnson

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin
As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny
"...funniest. In addition to all the ongoing hilarity in Austin's large and varied comedy scene – Esther's Follies, Master..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Capitol City Comedy Club's Grab for Bigger Laughs Restarting the Stop
"...Back when I began writing about Austin's comedy scene four years ago, my kid was so..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Arts Feature by Spike Gillespie

SXSW Comedy: Your 2015 Lineup
Schumer, Harmon, Bell, and SNL lead this year's laugh-makers
"...their breaths waiting to hear who'll be at SXSW Comedy this year can exhale. The 2015 lineup is out..."

Feb. 23, 2015 SXSW Post by Robert Faires

The Ups and Downs of Comedy
Hanging with the stand-ups for a look into the life
"...trying to make it as a professional comic in Austin?..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
Even in a lineup of stars, Austin’s Lashonda Lester is the one to watch
"...last May when she was crowned Funniest Person in Austin, the first African-American to win the contest and first..."

March 12, 2017 Arts Post by Carina Magyar

Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy
Your quick guide to the national headliners and local laugh makers at Fun Fun Fun 2013
"...David James (Fri., noon) Area man, dapper host of Austin's favorite live comedy game show Laugh, Dammit!..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Russ Espinoza

Ryan Cownie Has Up and Taken Over Avalanche Comedy
And Chris Cubas, on his way to Kansas City, swears this is a good thing
"...comic, this Ryan Cownie, who's taken over hosting Avalanche Comedy at Holy Mountain on Monday nights...."

Nov. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five New Things In Austin's Comedy Scene
A quintuple shot of Lakkalikööri for all my friends
"...Comedy and drinking, drinking and comedy: They go together like..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Where Comedy Lives
Austin stand-ups have a complex – and it's called the Sandstone Apartments
"...In the heart, of course, that's where comedy truly lives: in the frequently complex, sometimes substance-enhanced, occasionally..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy 2018: Full Lineup, Schedule
Amanda Seales, Dulcé Sloan, Ted Leo late additions to fun
"...go before it cranks up the laughs, the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has released its ultimate list of..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...spontaneity, practitioners of the unpredictable. They are improvisers, and Austin is overrun with them...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Comedy Speed Dating
Fred Armisen, W. Kamau Bell, Chris Cubas, Rob Gagnon's One Hour Comedy Festival, Neil Hamburger, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray
"...Fun Fun Fun Fest's 2014 comedy roster offers a respectable, if overly male, sampling of..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Feature by Scott Schinder

SXSW Comedy: Your 2019 Lineup
Leading the laughs: Griffin, The Daily Show, and Elon Musk?
"...it sets up loads of laughs, ’cause this year’s Comedy Festival includes Kathy Griffin, The Daily Show News Team,..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin’s Fallout Theater Phoenixes up from The New Movement Ashes
New bosses, different from the old bosses, herald a fresh start
"...of what used to be called The New Movement comedy school and theatre.”..."

May 8, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy 2018: Julio Torres
Here comes the Space Prince, but don't worry about his bangs
"...week, he’ll bring his kindhearted, dreamy, slightly absurdist space comedy to the Moontower Comedy Festival...."

April 17, 2018 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

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