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The Velveeta Room: Vive la Difference de le Fromage!
Nearly three dozen comics are flocking to Sixth Street to pay tribute to Austin's other comedy club
"...For 20 years now, the Velveeta Room has been Austin's other comedy club...."

June 13, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Velveeta Room's Head Cheese
Pat Dean takes over the venue that’s redefining what a “comedy club” can be
"...manning, for his first night in charge, is the Velveeta Room, Austin's sliver of a Downtown comedy room that..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

The Velveeta Pack
An all-star team of Austin comics faces down the ROT Rally's hordes of hogs
"...they've left the keys to the Pool with the Velveeta Pack – aka the V Team – who have..."

June 11, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Joey Waldon: In Memoriam
Popular stand-up comic and cartoonist has died at age 57
"...– than Joey Waldon's. During his days as a Velveeta Room regular and local cartoonist, Waldon routinely took the..."

May 22, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

What’s So Funny About This Thursday Night?
Austin’s Dirty Sixth is where you’ll find the answer to that question
"...Because it’s the Velveeta Room’s 30th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 13, see? Which..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Margaret Cho Sex-Texts Her Mom
Ms. Cho's show at the Velveeta Room was short but sweeeet. And brown.
"...night when Margaret Cho took the stage at the Velveeta Room, we thought were ready, but honestly, we weren't..."

March 21, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Improv-Educated
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival makes more room for Austin's increasingly savvy audiences
"...Hideout, The New Movement, Coldtowne, the Institution, and the Velveeta Room), there are a couple of spaces that are..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
In which your cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...What good is sitting alone in your room? After a point, we mean. Because even watching the..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

BS3 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
"...Velveeta Room..."

April 17, 1998 Arts Feature

Moosehead
Canada gets bigger
"...Jill Barber, Halifax, www.jillbarber.com, Thursday, 10pm, Velveeta Room..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Getting the Joke
Comedy isn't the funny business it was in the Eighties, what with fewer clubs and audiences burned out by comedy on cable and hack comics. Seven Austin comics discuss the current state of stand-up in a round-table discussion.
"...performers who starred in the heyday of the original Velveeta Room and the Laff Stop (now the Cap City..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Feature

Quips & Squealers
Monday, Apr 5
"..."old-school," check out the Brainwaves. (Maggie Mae's, 10pm Mon; Velveeta Room, 8pm Fri) -- J.C. Shakespeare..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

BS4 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
Fri, Apr 2 - Thu, Apr 8
"...Velveeta Room One Hit Wonder (Tulsa, OK) Ray Prewitt's 4th..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress; ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport; the Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth; and La Zona Rosa, 612..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

BS4 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
Thursday, Apr 8
"...Velveeta Room Gilligan Stump and the Perfesser (New York, NY)..."

April 9, 1999 Arts Feature

Big and Getting Bigger
Austin comic Eddie Gossling has always gotten a lot of attention for his size, but these days he's getting more attention for his comedy, and J.C. Shakespeare explains why.
"...When Eddie Gossling walks into a room, people notice. While his imposing physical presence may be..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Picks to Snicker
Rich Man, Poor Man, Funny Man, Root
"...who spent time in the trenches of the local Velveeta Room before hightailing it out to Los Angeles to..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Comedy
"...offer sketches, music, and improv every week at the Velveeta Room. And for 1997, they've added a third show..."

March 14, 1997 News Feature

Capitol City Comedy Club's Grab for Bigger Laughs Restarting the Stop
"...expansive. Basically, the town had two stand-up spots: The Velveeta Room and The Laff Stop. The V-Room was a..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Arts Feature by Spike Gillespie

SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
S.H.I.T. – So Happy It's Thursday blurbs
"...8pm, Velveeta Room SXSW seems like the only way to get..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
Thursday SXSW can't escape the blurbs!
"...makes you want to dance alone in a dark room. (Also: Thu., 12mid, Central Presbyterian Church; Fri., 11pm, Maggie..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

22 Comedy Open Mics in 7 Days
Joe Faina runs the Austin gamut so you don't have to
"...what it’s like,’” Faina says. “I went to the Velveeta Room after I moved here, then just started finding..."

July 1, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ron White's "Tater Salad" Days
Ron White on why stand-up is the field for him and his "Tater Salad" days in Austin
"...for sure. It was a big afterparty at the Velveeta Room, is what it was – and all my..."

April 17, 2015 Arts Feature by Russ Espinoza

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...Mon. 12, Barracuda, 10pm; Wed. 14, Waller Ballroom, 10pm; Thu. 15, Friends, 10pm Her "Bist Du Down?"..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Comedy, This Month!
Who brings laughs to Austin stages in the next few weeks?
"...And this month he’s doing a weekend at the Velveeta Room. But he’d better be all that, because Carina..."

Jan. 29, 2018 Arts Post

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...and years with Esther's Follies, holding court at the Velveeta Room (named for Awn's Ronnie Velveeta character) and brightening..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
"...making sparking pop that rose above the crush of bedroom producers. His Twin Shadow arrives at this year's SXSW..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Articulations
Comedy venues the Velveeta Room and Capital City Comedy Club get new leases on life, solo theatre artist Rob Nash gets roasted, and Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday comes to Austin.
"...Welcome Back, Velveeta..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues
Where to find the funny in town
"...The Velveeta Room 521 E. Sixth. www.thevelveetaroom.com..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Ups and Downs of Comedy
Hanging with the stand-ups for a look into the life
"...these guys and gals onstage, maybe headlining at the Velveeta Room, maybe featuring at Cap City Comedy Club, certainly..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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