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SXSW Comedy: Standup Downtown
The varied lineup made for an unpredictable show
"...The eclectic SXSW Comedy Standup Downtown showcase Monday night covered a lot of ground,..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

"...Kitano, a hydra-headed cultural phenomenon who also dabbles in standup comedy, literature, painting, and journalism, is a filmmaker with..."

July 17, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Trail of Crumbs Down Memory Lane: 'Pioneers of Television'
Season four debuts tonight on KLRU with 'Standup to Sitcom'
"...about the time Americans realized they enjoyed a favorite standup comic set in situations that, in the 1950s, usually..."

April 15, 2014 Screens Post by Anne Harris

Upcoming changes in the Books section, radio drama in Austin, and Clay Smith's revelation about that everyone else knew about already.
"...had an image and brief description of Woody Allen's Standup Comic and of course a convenient link for purchasing..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Books Column by Clay Smith

Fantastic Fest Goes for the Big 10
Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' 'ABCs 2' and 'V/H/S 3' in first titles
"...only has it been crowned one of the best standup shows in LA by LA Weekly, LA Times, and..."

Aug. 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Comedy
Really taking funny seriously
"...of the State hosts. Banded Together: Touring as a Standup Comedy Group..."

March 9, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Aziz Ansari
On his return to Austin, the co-creator of Human Giant goes solo in the spotlight
"...way this week with his Glow in the Dark Standup Comedy Tour. You may recall the comedian having visited..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Lost City
Andy Garcia’s film is a Cuban exile’s lament – more a dirge for what has vanished than a celebration of the past.
"...a character simply called the Writer – a self-described “standup comedian who prefers to remain seated.” The figure and..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Coming Out From the Cold
aGLIFF screens two short docs focusing on the coming-out process.
"...voice comes from Rick Koca, founder and CEO of StandUp for Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping kids off..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Nutty Professor Ii: The Klumps
"...cardboard role merely makes you itchy for his biting standup routines (his “The Five Stages of Drunk” remains a..."

July 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Simon Sez
"...from Money Talks) and a couple of computer-hacking monks (standup comics Harris and Pinette). It's mostly comic-bookish stuff, with..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" preparation for a disastrous swan-dive off. Like many standup comics before him, Lewis displays an innate flair for..."

June 6, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Rhea Butcher Talks ATX Television Festival
The other half of Take My Wife on TV representation
"...RB: Well, I am always doing standup comedy and my baseball season is in full swing...."

June 7, 2018 Screens Post by Sarah Marloff

Self-Care for Queers, by Queers
A queer's guide to gifting and weathering the next three years
"...and hosted by Sam Harter and Magyar, their weekly standup show, which features touring and local comics, will leave..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Trans Comic Carina Magyar's Rising Star
“When I came to accept myself for who I am, my comedy followed"
"...Airport. On Tuesdays at 9pm, she hosts her own standup show, Ready Set Go Nuts, at Gourdough's, 2700 S...."

July 3, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

SXSW Comedy: Covering All Things Comedy
"Always own your work," Burr, Madrigal, and Benson tell SXSW
"...podcasting, for doing comedy, for writing comedy, and doing standup. They’re all things you just have to go out..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Fantastic Fest 2014: I Am a Knife With Legs
This low-budget masterwork is a bizarre comedy manifesto
"...leaning toward the former, seeing as how Jones, a standup comedian and songwriter from Los Angeles, created pretty much..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy Lineup Revealed
Headliners include director John Waters, actor Fred Armisen
" journey into the tent for something other than standup should find solace in the Veggie Hot Dog Eating..."

July 1, 2014 Arts Post by Chase Hoffberger

Moontower 2014, Day 3: Mike Birbiglia
Storyteller's 'Thank God for Jokes' considers their cathartic power
"...With Me and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend showcased the gifted standup and NPR darling's storytelling skills, as well as his..."

April 27, 2014 Arts Post by Scott Schinder

Moontower 2014, Day 2: Bobcat Goldthwait
When the 'Cat shrieks, we listen
"...way he tells it.) Next up was Comedy Central standup Andrew Santorini, who, despite a rocky start, engaged as..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Post by Anne Harris

Bobby McFerrin Gets Happy – Tonight!
Pharrell Williams, Yo-Yo Ma & Esperanza Spalding can’t be wrong
"...with jazz bassist and Austinite-for-the-briefest-moment Esperanza Spalding. Her rumbling standup is the perfect match to McFerrin’s nimble note hopping...."

April 24, 2014 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Spring Fever
The best place to find queer girls around ATX this weekend
"...Saturday: Spider House Standup. A lesbian raised by a Jewish mother. I could..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Moontower, Day 2: Maria Bamford
This comic's comic put Austin in a Moontower state of mind
"...Maria Bamford’s hour-long standup set at Stateside kicked off the evening’s slate. Known..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

April in Austin (Part 2)
Austin is still buzzing with events for this Spring.
"...Featuring more than 100 sidesplitting comedians doing everything from standup and sketch to improv and musical comedy, the Paramount..."

April 10, 2013 Chron Events Post by Alayna Alvarez

'Don't Let It Get Weird'
SXSW Comedy bits: Maron offends Franco, Adomian in your face
"...was a pretty surreal experience. For one, the 49-year-old standup veteran definitely went above and beyond the call of..."

March 11, 2013 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Moontower Adds She Bang!
Christina Pazsitzky, Morgan Murphy, six more women join fest
"...Mary Patterson; and all the way from Austin, standout standup and No Shame Theatre host Kerri Lendo. These join..."

Feb. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Farewell For Now to The Highball
A personal look back at the sweetest gin joint on South Lamar
"...Drafthouse booker/Terror Tuesday maven Zack Carlson did black metal standup. Recovering from screenings with Bloody Disgusting's Corey Mitchell. Destroying..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVD/VOD Watch: ‘The Invisible Made Visible’
‘This American Life’ live show now available for download and on DVD
"...but even if you’ve already heard comedian Tig Notaro’s standup routine about a series of bizarro bump-ins with Eighties..."

Nov. 20, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

DVD Watch
An on-set ‘Raiders’ doc distinguishes this new Indy collection
"...Television Stuff ($34.93, DVD), a three-disc sampling of Martin’s standup and sketch comedy specials, talk show appearances, and loads..."

Sept. 18, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

'Lizz Free' for Two Nights
Comic and 'Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead in Austin
" well as her evolution into a politically engaged standup comedian. In 1996, she co-created The Daily Show and..."

June 20, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

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