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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

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up
Who makes the jokes, where you can see them, and who keeps the scene running in a city where laughing matters
"...Comedy Club every May when the Funniest Person in Austin contest hits the finals round. Actually, that number might..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues
Where to find the funny in town
"...If any Austin spot deserves the title "Comedy Central," it's this 400-seat..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Showcases
Laughs on the regular
"...Dr.) has been an anchor of the city's weekly stand-up schedule since 2013, but when founder Katie Pengra decided..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Podcasts
So local you don't have to leave your house
"...Chris Cubas is undoubtedly one of Austin's busiest comics, with national TV appearances and gigs all..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Annual Events
Festivals aren't just for music and film
"...Funniest Person in Austin Contest..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Behind the Scenesters
The people behind the people behind the mic
"...through its sponsorship of the annual Funniest Person in Austin contest and partnership in the Moontower Comedy Festival, and..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Comedy: Loud Village Live Stand-Up Showcase
L.A. comics offer a tasting menu of approaches to stand-up
"...It’s a funny thing, stand-up at 6pm. You have an hour or so of..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Rosalind Faires

Stand-up Comedy: The Tweet & Lowdown
Chris Cubas and Kath Barbadoro hashtag it out
"...Stand-up comics Chris Cubas and Kath Barbadorohave a lot to..."

April 27, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Stand-Up Comic Tai Nguyen's Improbable Rise to Hilarity
Vietnam-born comedian on insecurity and his shot-in-the-dark TV special
"...filming an hourlong TV special at the Stateside. In stand-up comedy, this is like an expansion franchise winning the..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

Brently Heilbron's Stand Up Empire Signs With PBS
New show to bring ACL-like coverage of Austin's comedy scene
"...Entertainment to bring the popular weekly open-mic show to Austin's PBS affiliate – and who knows where it will..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Bryan Gutmann: A Stand-Up Guy
Telling jokes at a mic has always been the main thing for Bryan Gutmann
"...Bryan Gutmann has been a staple of the Austin comedy scene for over a decade. He recorded his..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Feature by Ashley Moreno

A Stand-Up Guy
Steve Martin didn't just incorporate a banjo into his early comedy routines for a laugh
"...all the rage. He later incorporated it into his stand-up acts and live comedy albums of the late 1970s..."

April 23, 2010 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Stand-up's Best Medicine Show
The Comedians of Comedy provide stand-up's best medicine show
"...Austin hasn't gone this agog for a live revue by..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

The 2-D Stand-Up
Matthew Inman is The Oatmeal
" more about the writing, anyway. ... I'm a stand-up comedian who happens to work in comics."..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Stand Up Straight for Equal Rights
" the Critics Picks in this year's “Best of Austin” [Oct. 13]. Many thanks to the Chronicle for recognizing..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Postmarks

Stand Up for Our Rights
"...the upcoming city vote regarding smoking in public establishments [“Austin to Vote Smoke-Free?,” News, March 11]. I am an..."

March 14, 2005 Postmarks

Stand Up for Jashinski!
"...specialist in the Texas Army National Guard (and former UT-Austin student) who has filed for conscientious objector status, and..."

Nov. 21, 2005 Postmarks

Will the Real Norma Khouri Please Stand Up?
AFS Documentary Tour presents Forbidden Lie$
"...Austin Chronicle: Did you decide to make this film as..."

June 5, 2009 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Stand Up For Veterans!
"...syndrome" of setting the perfect against the good ["Point Austin: A Sense of History," News, Nov. 1]. Yet, in..."

Nov. 5, 2013 Postmarks

Police Union to City: Stand Up and Fight
Police urge city not to settle with Sanders family
"...of Nathaniel Sanders II, who was killed by former Austin Police Department Officer Leonardo Quintana in May 2009, Austin..."

July 23, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Picking Up the Pieces
Campaigns end with a thunderclap and voters' whimpers
"...everything very much includes an often-bumbling school district – Austin voters still very much support the public schools, as..."

May 16, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Stand Up! Be Brave!
"...Dear Editor, When I post comments [on The Austin Chronicle website], I use my real name. Why is..."

Oct. 29, 2007 Postmarks

Point Austin: Hanging Up on AT&T
My boss is suing the phone company – bully for him
"...the legendary 94-year-old Chicago writer and the notorious fiftysomething Austin Chronicle editor are linked in legal and perhaps civil..."

June 2, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Will the Real Colt McCoy Please Stand Up
Here's to another hopeful national championship year for UT
"...Texas Tech? Close for the first half only in Austin. Horns cruise with improved pass defense. And the rest..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Austin Arts Give Harvey Relief
Comedy and classical music benefits raise $280K for Houston
"...Stand-up comics and classical musicians aren't the first folks you..."

Sept. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Because It's Austin! Why Wouldn't I?'
Bill Maher at the Moody Theater
"...The Daily Show. In addition to tapping into his stand-up roots through touring, the leftist rabble-rouser is in his..."

Feb. 19, 2013 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Funniest Person In Austin Contest
The competition's so fierce for the 2009 finals, it's not even funny ... but it is!
"...peepers are grazing this text, the Funniest Person in Austin competition for 2009 will be nearing the finals stage..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Your Laugh Track to Austin
A quick romp through our city's finer funny spots
"...comedy and maybe a nosh to get you by. Austin’s comedy scene can help with its ever-growing stand-up acts..."

June 17, 2016 AAN Post by Ashley Alkek

Austin Bars & Restaurants on TV
Turns out Austin is the coolest place on Earth to drink (and eat)
"...Get ready for an onslaught of shows featuring Austin on various cable networks over the next few weeks...."

June 25, 2014 Food Post by Wes Marshall

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