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2010 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
OOB dishes up a feast of funny after a summer starved for laughs
"...Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress; ColdTowne Theatre, 4803-B Airport; the Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth; and La Zona Rosa, 612..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2010
In the competition's 25th year, the crown goes to comeback kid Lucas Molandes
"...Molandes next takes the stage at the Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth, Friday and Saturday, June 4..."

May 21, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Funny Ha-Ha 2009 Notables (In No Order)
The things that kept us laughing through the Great Recession of Aught Nine

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Shannon Sedwick
The once and future queen of Esther's Follies receives a special B. Iden Payne award
"...non-Follies ventures – Liberty Lunch, the Ritz Theatre, the Velveeta Room, and most recently, Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe – Sedwick..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Off the Cuff and in Your City
A roundup of Austin improv schools
"...lucky to be affiliated with Esther's Follies and the Velveeta Room, or are those popular venues lucky to have..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Margaret Cho
What wouldn't the Renaissance woman do?

March 20, 2009 Music Feature by Kate X Messer

Esther's Follies
Esther's alumnus Derek Reid returns from L.A. to show us how funny Obama can be
" 1992, Reid started working open mics at the Velveeta Room. "I'd always wanted to be a comedian, but..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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
" FPIA in action, he'll be headlining at the Velveeta Room Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7, 9:30..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Thursday Showcases
"...8:30pm, Velveeta Room Although primarily a Toronto-based distributor of independent record..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

Best Funny, Funny Man
Matt Bearden
"...Flamingo Cantina. Or maybe you've seen him at the Velveeta Room's open-mic night. No? What about on Comedy Central's..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Best of Austin Feature

TV Eye
"...hits the big time? Catch her live at the Velveeta Room on June 16 and 17, where she'll be..."

June 2, 2006 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

David Huntsberger
Straddling all things rascally and erudite, David Huntsberger's stand-up odyssey on evolution is more fun than a barrel of Scopes Monkey Trials
"...25, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 & 11:30pm, at the Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth. For more information, call 469-9116...."

March 24, 2006 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

TV Eye
Austin is Comedy Central
"...You might have seen him do stand-up at the Velveeta Room or the Cap City Comedy Club. Now, you..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Austintatious Art
"...for his stand-up work with Esther's Follies and the Velveeta Room, as well as being longtime vocalist for the..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A Thang Between Two Wise Guys
Leon and Andy Stayed Up All Night to Make You Laugh
"...special stripping accompaniment, Thursday, July 19, 9pm, at the Velveeta Room, Sixth & Red River...."

July 13, 2001 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Guys Like Me
Was America Really Made for Dick Price?
"...being Dick Price is. Dick Price performs at the Velveeta Room (521 E. Sixth) on Saturday, April 7, at..."

April 6, 2001 Music Feature by Clay Smith

Short Cuts
News and events of interest to local filmmakers.
"...Zombiedance Film Festival, Saturday, March 10, 7-11pm at the Velveeta Room (Sixth and Red River), which focuses on the..."

March 2, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Crossing Swords
This is the second time that the National Fencing Tournament has slashed it's way through Austin. Wayne Alan Brenner is en garde.
"...a crowd in the homey darkness of Sixth Street's Velveeta Room, "and boy are my arms tired ..."..."

July 7, 2000 Sports Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Best Stand-up Comic
Brently Heilbron
"...the rise. You can generally find Brently at the Velveeta Room of a weekend, riffing wildly on anything from..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Dude, It's Mitch Hedberg!
" leave a big town or work the shitty rooms, but they have to work day jobs. I had..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Laura House
"...Club, as well as spend some onstage at the Velveeta Room. "Performing live is very therapeutic, really," says House...."

Oct. 3, 1997 Arts Feature

Best Comic Relief
Kirk Becker
" down at RECA, Becker would kill at the Velveeta Room...."

Sept. 26, 1997 Best of Austin Feature

Amoa Ceo G-o-e-s
"...can catch them weekly Thursday through Saturday at the Velveeta Room. Call 453-MONK for info...."

June 20, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

April Foolin'
"...funny guy Paul J. Williams, who's returning to the Velveeta Room with his one-man show The Best Little Homo..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Best Theatre Company
Monk's Night Out
"...and sketches. Check out their weekly gigs at the Velveeta Room to learn about Sam Spade's lingerie and Justice..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

I Hope You Bought It for the Article...
All the Nudes That Fit
"...stop. I couldn't function normally anymore. One day, my roommate arrived to find me sitting on my bed watching..."

May 12, 1995 Features Feature by Spike Gillespie

Esther's All-Stars
" delivery, pacing, timing, and just plain working the room, instilling in them the kind of discipline and consistency..."

July 30, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

On Hot Dr Pepper
It’s not as gross as it sounds
"...snowsuits and left them to puddle in the laundry room. That was back in the mid-Eighties, 30 years after..."

May 4, 2017 Food Post by Kimberley Jones

La Vista at the Hyatt
"...high with fresh spinach is topped with croutons, sliced mushrooms, red onions, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, and slices of spicy..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Feature

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...culture has fused with the common zeitgeist, leaving little room for annoying arguments about pop culture and the music's..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

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