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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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 gin and..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

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

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events this Weekend
Instead of just staring dully at that Roseanne reboot, right?
"...Not that sitting around in front of a television screen as your..."

March 29, 2018 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

2017 Austin Sketch Festival: What to See
Maybe all of it, yes – but OMG let’s not be ridiculous
"...The Austin Sketch Festival kicks off tonight and goes madly, gloriously,..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Getting Gleefully Inappropriate in Call Me Brother
Christina Parrish stars in the locally produced, subversive rom-com
"...When Christina Parrish wrote her first feature film script, she knew..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature 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

Your Laugh Track to Austin
A quick romp through our city's finer funny spots
"...You’re from out of town and you’re looking for a laugh. You want a night out filled..."

June 17, 2016 AAN Post by Ashley Alkek

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

Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2005
The Austin Critics Table has named six inductees for the 2005 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...The Austin Critics Table has named the fourth group of individuals..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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