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Funniest Person in Austin Contest
After an especially lengthy deliberation, Andy Ritchie takes the comedy crown
"...Andy Ritchie is the Funniest Person in Austin this year, as decided by the..."

May 20, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

2009 Funniest Person in Austin Contest
From a strong field of 14 comics, Bryson Turner took this year's comedy crown
"...There was barely enough room to breathe in the filled-to-capacity Cap City Comedy Club on Monday, but..."

May 22, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2017: Enzo Priesnitz
Somebody had to win it, y’know, and this is the guy
"...It's Monday night, May 15, 2017, deep in the can't-stop-laughing-where's-that-fucking-defibrillator heart of Texas, and the winner of..."

May 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest Person in Austin 2013
Cap City Comedy Club launches its biggest joke-slinging competition yet on the funniest day of the year
"...C'mon, on Valentine's Day, you go out and do something romantic, don't..."

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
"...It was a coup of the kind you might have expected in Indonesia or eastern Europe,..."

May 30, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2016: Lashonda Rules!
Lashonda Lester takes the title in the competition's 31st year
"...charm for Lashonda Lester when it came to the finals for the Funniest Person in Austin Contest. The Detroit..."

May 17, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin Semifinals
Wayne Alan Brenner describes being a judge for one of the semifinal rounds of the 2006 Funniest Person in Austin Contest at Cap City Comedy Club
"...ever taken a gun – a .38 special, a purloined Glock, a death-spraying Kalishnikov, or whatever – and actually..."

May 12, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest Person in Austin 2010
In the competition's 25th year, the crown goes to comeback kid Lucas Molandes
"...The storms over Austin this past Monday night might have given King Lear..."

May 21, 2010 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' Day, we were looking..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2012
The comic crowned king this year had the Nazer's edge
"...You could not have envied Ramin Nazer being dealt the last slot in the finals..."

May 18, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2008: Crowning Krug
After the final punch line in this year's contest was delivered, the last laugh belonged to Eric Krug
"...As of April Fool's Day, 99 comics were jostling for the title of Funniest Person in Austin –..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person Finals/Andy Ritchie Tribute
Before you see the new FPIA, stop by Andy's Balthazar Lounge
"...Mendoza. Andrew Murphy. Abby Rosenquist. Ali Safar. Elizabeth Spears. Martin Urbano. Daniel Webb. All are funny. By midnight Monday,..."

May 16, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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
"...Pardon me while I plant a coconut-cream pie in T.S. Eliot's poetic puss: April may be the cruelest..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Lashonda Lester
Remembering the Queen of Austin Comedy, who died April 6
"...Lashonda Lester was the funniest person in Austin. She used her voice like a..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Post by Carina Magyar

In the Bounce House with Comedian Danny Palumbo
2015’s Funniest Person in Austin is cooking on all burners
"...That’s right, “cooking on all burners.”..."

Nov. 18, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Film Society Announces 2015 Grants
Newcomers and established names get AFS boost
"...Independent filmmaking is tough, but raising money for indie filmmaking..."

Sept. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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
"...A hundred comics walk into a bar...."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Trans Experience in Comedy
Local comics use comedy to spin difficult subjects into gold
"...a comedy and improv showcase. With hipster glasses, dangly earrings, and a dick-tucking monologue, one comic in particular stood..."

April 20, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Faye Fearless

In Memoriam: Lashonda Lester
Remembering the Queen of Austin Comedy, who died April 6

April 14, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

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: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...The original Funniest Person in Austin (as in the contest's first..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest People
The merry month of May was a big month for Austin's mirthmasters, with three contests determining who among us can provoke the biggest laughs
"...merry month of May was a big month for Austin's mirthmasters, with not just one but three contests determining..."

June 2, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Top 9 Funny Ha-Ha 2009 Notables (In No Order)
The things that kept us laughing through the Great Recession of Aught Nine
"...at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival Awards (clearly awarding the great Cap City staff and Austin audiences and..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

'In the Can With Martha Kelly'
Kelly's homegrown talk show, whether online or live, is refreshingly candid and funny
"...At first blush, with the static single-camera setup and sparse mise-en-scène à la Animal House's sex..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Behind the Scenesters
The people behind the people behind the mic
"...started at Cap City Comedy Club as a waitress in 1985, moonlighting from her day job at PaineWebber, back..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Start your typewriters!
"...Presented in association with KGSR 107.1 and BookPeople the Austin Chronicle..."

Nov. 3, 2009 Chron Events Post by Logan Youree

Plain Funny
Don't let Martha Kelly's librarian-like appearance fool you. Beneath the nondescript facade is a cold, dark streak of cynical comedic genius that inspires awe and laughter when it strikes.
"...I met Martha Kelly on her first trip to Austin in September of 1999. She was here for the..."

May 26, 2000 Arts Feature

Seen / Soon: May 4
Recapping the fifth Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards and anticipating the 33rd Funniest Person in Austin semi-finals
"...The 2018 Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards proved for the fifth..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Column

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