Alamo Laugh House
Oct
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Alamo Laugh House

"Last Alamo Laugh House for 2017! Let's make it a great one!

Join us on the Alamo Drafthouse Village patio for a free stand-up comedy showcase! Drinks/food available to order from the bar inside.

Hosted by: Brett VerVoort (StapleFace)
with
Arielle Norman (The Gender Fluids Podcast)
Austin Smartt (other half of The Gender Fluids Podcast)
Ky Krebs (Spitballin')
and Christina Parrish! (The Chip Show)

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Laugh, Dammit!
Oct
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Laugh, Dammit!

"Stand-Up, Dammit! is our monthly FREE stand-up comedy showcase at The Highball featuring the best comics in Austin and from other places.

This month we feature Kerri Lendo. Kerri has been one of the funniest people coming out of Austin since I can remember funny people making noise in Austin. She's toured with Maria Bamford, she's performed in both the Bridgetown and Moontower Comedy festivals. She's also a super good film-maker and one the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin competition. AND she's a prolific and funny comedic actress! I think that's three threats, but threatening is not an adjective often associated with Kerri Lendo.

Also appearing:
Sonny Castillo
Adam Shumate
Derek Phelps
Arielle Norman
Harrison Hammonds (guest host)

Photo credit: Tate English

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Hosting for Carina Magyar
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Hosting for Carina Magyar

"I almost bought a bracelet that said Define "Normal" because I didn't see the quotation marks around "Normal" and what could have been a life-defining sentiment was turned into a newspaper comic strip punchline. Quotation marks suck, sometimes.

(You can buy tickets to this show here: https://the-velveeta-room-the-velveeta-room.seatengine.com/events/19459)

Anyway, I was at the park with my kids (those kids, up there, in the photo, which is by the lovely An Indoor Lady, incidentally) when I realized that you either define normal or normal defines you. Every child starts out ignorant of normal, then goes through a phase when they're desperate to fit the definition of what normal seems like, then show up in adulthood with everyone asking them what makes them so special. It's a pain.

So the other reason I didn't buy the bracelet is because I noticed all the related items were born-again Christian themed, and suddenly I got prickly that I was almost duped into somehow wearing a crypto-Christian flag of whatever they define as "normal" and sending stupidly mixed signals to everybody.

(I'm very excited to be headling the Velv this weekend. Please come!)

There's a constant struggle to be accepted for who we are. Some people look around, figure out what everyone else seems to be doing, and plug themselves into that. The nice thing with that approach is you can kind of stop thinking.

Other people look around and do the opposite of what's going on, trying to use individuality as a flag to force acceptance. I'm special! I'm unique! You have to love me for me because I'm me! The nice thing with that approach is you can kind of stop empathizing.

I'm smack in the middle. I was raised, and comforted by, the notion that we are all the same as long as you act the same. But I've also always had this contrarian streak, this need to be different. And then I unplugged myself from the comfort of the gender binary, which led to a wellspring of inner peace, but immensely complicated the whole "fitting in versus standing out" dance I had calibrated.

(Arielle Norman, a tremendous comic and generous friend, will be hosting all weekend.)

Some days, I try to fit in with people who don't fit in, which leads me to some pretty strange corners of the online jewelry shopping experience. Other days, I try to fade into the background completely unnoticed, and then at night, like an irrepressible geyser, I erupt in front of strangers.

I don't really know what my daughters will think of me and all these wobby contradictions, all these difficult cakes I bake myself into. I do know they love me, and I love them, and we make each other laugh. That's what I think about when people say nasty things about me, or my body, or my life. Those people can invest in the idea of someone else's "normal," spoken in quotation marks and said with a nervous chuckle. Me and my family, we define it ourselves.

Friday at 9pm (followed by The Banter Show), then Saturday at 9pm and 11pm. It will be funny. I think. I mean, define "funny.""  - Carina Magyar

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Hosting for Carina Magyar
Oct
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Hosting for Carina Magyar

"I almost bought a bracelet that said Define "Normal" because I didn't see the quotation marks around "Normal" and what could have been a life-defining sentiment was turned into a newspaper comic strip punchline. Quotation marks suck, sometimes.

(You can buy tickets to this show here: https://the-velveeta-room-the-velveeta-room.seatengine.com/events/19459)

Anyway, I was at the park with my kids (those kids, up there, in the photo, which is by the lovely An Indoor Lady, incidentally) when I realized that you either define normal or normal defines you. Every child starts out ignorant of normal, then goes through a phase when they're desperate to fit the definition of what normal seems like, then show up in adulthood with everyone asking them what makes them so special. It's a pain.

So the other reason I didn't buy the bracelet is because I noticed all the related items were born-again Christian themed, and suddenly I got prickly that I was almost duped into somehow wearing a crypto-Christian flag of whatever they define as "normal" and sending stupidly mixed signals to everybody.

(I'm very excited to be headling the Velv this weekend. Please come!)

There's a constant struggle to be accepted for who we are. Some people look around, figure out what everyone else seems to be doing, and plug themselves into that. The nice thing with that approach is you can kind of stop thinking.

Other people look around and do the opposite of what's going on, trying to use individuality as a flag to force acceptance. I'm special! I'm unique! You have to love me for me because I'm me! The nice thing with that approach is you can kind of stop empathizing.

I'm smack in the middle. I was raised, and comforted by, the notion that we are all the same as long as you act the same. But I've also always had this contrarian streak, this need to be different. And then I unplugged myself from the comfort of the gender binary, which led to a wellspring of inner peace, but immensely complicated the whole "fitting in versus standing out" dance I had calibrated.

(Arielle Norman, a tremendous comic and generous friend, will be hosting all weekend.)

Some days, I try to fit in with people who don't fit in, which leads me to some pretty strange corners of the online jewelry shopping experience. Other days, I try to fade into the background completely unnoticed, and then at night, like an irrepressible geyser, I erupt in front of strangers.

I don't really know what my daughters will think of me and all these wobby contradictions, all these difficult cakes I bake myself into. I do know they love me, and I love them, and we make each other laugh. That's what I think about when people say nasty things about me, or my body, or my life. Those people can invest in the idea of someone else's "normal," spoken in quotation marks and said with a nervous chuckle. Me and my family, we define it ourselves.

Friday at 9pm (followed by The Banter Show), then Saturday at 9pm and 11pm. It will be funny. I think. I mean, define "funny.""  - Carina Magyar

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Naughty Bits
Oct
13
10:30pm10:30pm

Naughty Bits

"

Every month, "sexperts" Katie Stone & Nikita Redkar invite their favorite comedians in town to do their best, juiciest sex and dating jokes, and then give them advice based on their sets. 

In October, our show happens to land on Friday the 13th so things are going to get the best kind of creepy. Join us for a very special ILLUMINAUGHTY BITS where our usual news segment will take place in the context of spooky sex stories, conspiracies, and "sexy" Halloween costumes. 

Featuring the dirty minds of: 
- Arielle Norman (Moontower Comedy Festival)
- Chris Tellez (Shit's Golden) 
- Lea'h Sampson (RAW Austin) 

Tickets are $7 online/$10 the the door. Purchase includes cocktails from our sponsor, Texas Saké Co. Hurry, this event regularly sells out!

Originally co-created by Master Pancake's Ella Gale, Katie Stone now co-hosts this wild night with Reductress contributor and stand-up comedian Nikita Redkar.

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Hosting for Carina Magyar
Oct
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

Hosting for Carina Magyar

"I almost bought a bracelet that said Define "Normal" because I didn't see the quotation marks around "Normal" and what could have been a life-defining sentiment was turned into a newspaper comic strip punchline. Quotation marks suck, sometimes.

(You can buy tickets to this show here: https://the-velveeta-room-the-velveeta-room.seatengine.com/events/19459)

Anyway, I was at the park with my kids (those kids, up there, in the photo, which is by the lovely An Indoor Lady, incidentally) when I realized that you either define normal or normal defines you. Every child starts out ignorant of normal, then goes through a phase when they're desperate to fit the definition of what normal seems like, then show up in adulthood with everyone asking them what makes them so special. It's a pain.

So the other reason I didn't buy the bracelet is because I noticed all the related items were born-again Christian themed, and suddenly I got prickly that I was almost duped into somehow wearing a crypto-Christian flag of whatever they define as "normal" and sending stupidly mixed signals to everybody.

(I'm very excited to be headling the Velv this weekend. Please come!)

There's a constant struggle to be accepted for who we are. Some people look around, figure out what everyone else seems to be doing, and plug themselves into that. The nice thing with that approach is you can kind of stop thinking.

Other people look around and do the opposite of what's going on, trying to use individuality as a flag to force acceptance. I'm special! I'm unique! You have to love me for me because I'm me! The nice thing with that approach is you can kind of stop empathizing.

I'm smack in the middle. I was raised, and comforted by, the notion that we are all the same as long as you act the same. But I've also always had this contrarian streak, this need to be different. And then I unplugged myself from the comfort of the gender binary, which led to a wellspring of inner peace, but immensely complicated the whole "fitting in versus standing out" dance I had calibrated.

(Arielle Norman, a tremendous comic and generous friend, will be hosting all weekend.)

Some days, I try to fit in with people who don't fit in, which leads me to some pretty strange corners of the online jewelry shopping experience. Other days, I try to fade into the background completely unnoticed, and then at night, like an irrepressible geyser, I erupt in front of strangers.

I don't really know what my daughters will think of me and all these wobby contradictions, all these difficult cakes I bake myself into. I do know they love me, and I love them, and we make each other laugh. That's what I think about when people say nasty things about me, or my body, or my life. Those people can invest in the idea of someone else's "normal," spoken in quotation marks and said with a nervous chuckle. Me and my family, we define it ourselves.

Friday at 9pm (followed by The Banter Show), then Saturday at 9pm and 11pm. It will be funny. I think. I mean, define "funny.""  - Carina Magyar

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Gutbusters
Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Gutbusters

Every Thursday at 8, Hops and Grain pours the beers while Austin's finest bring you FREE comedy! This week's lineup features fantastic locals and amazing guests!

"Xrystal Morales
Carson Taylor (Mobile, AL)
Bill Claude Goodman (Mobile, AL)
Zeke Buckhaults (Mobile, AL)
Arielle Norman
Robert Segovia
Gary Levitt (NYC)

Hosted by Austin's #1 fanfiction critic, Nathan Ehrmann."

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Off Script: Special Crowd Workaholics Edition!
Oct
12
1:30pm 1:30pm

Off Script: Special Crowd Workaholics Edition!

Off Script invites you and your friends to come heckle some of Austin’s best standup comics, with prizes for the best hecklers and free drinks and homemade pizza for all!

This month we have a special edition of Off Script where the comics will not only be getting heckled, they’ll also be doing all crowd work! This means they have to talk to the brave, front couple of rows of audience members instead of doing their “material.” Don’t miss this shit.

 

Featuring:

-Carlton Wilcoxson (Moments)

-Larry Garza (Big Mama God & The Hazel Eyed-Monster)

-Bigg Nez

-Robert Segovia (Send the Fascists to Hell Tour)

-John Rabon (Spite Club, 9th Circle of Heck)

and Avery Moore (Other half of Send the Fascists to Hell Tour, All Kinds of Cool Stuff)

Off Script is the only comedy show where you’re not only allowed to heckle the comics, you’re supposed to! Come force five of Austin’s best comics out of their heads and on their toes by yelling out your thoughts on their Thanksgiving/immigration/wild fires/general misanthropy jokes!

November 2nd – 9:30PM – The New Movement – $5 – Free drinks, pizza and prizes from the mystery bag for the best hecklers of the night!

Get there early and sit up front!

We're being sponsored by Jimmy Tibbs' pizza/comedy night company, That's Real Comedy.


Twitter: @offscriptcomedy

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Oct
5
9:30pm 9:30pm

Off Script

Off Script invites you and your friends to come heckle the crap out of some of Austin's best standup comedians.

Off Script is the only comedy show where you're not only allowed to heckle the comics, you're supposed to! Come force five of Austin's best comics out of their heads and on their toes by yelling out your thoughts on their autumn/tampon/end times/gramma jokes. This show is off the rails and a crazy good time.

October 5 - 9:30PM - The New Movement - $5 - Free beer and prizes from the mystery bag for the best hecklers of the night!

I'm hosting these bad-a's next time:

-Carina Magyar (Live at Coldtowne, Ready Set Go Nuts)
-Taylor Dowdy (Ground Floor)
-Bob Khosravi (The Mission)
-Jimmy Tibbs (pizza)
and Pat Dean (Storyfellers Podcast, Kickbutt Comedy)

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Altercation Comedy Festival
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Altercation Comedy Festival

"The Altercation Comedy Festival returns to Austin, Texas bigger and badder than ever. Featuring more shows, more nights, more headliners, more comics from across the nation! Weds. September 27 - Saturday September 30, 2017 at Kick Butt Coffee + Booze. Get your 4 night passes here while they last:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2941406"

My show includes Chris Buck, Dante Powell, David Rodriguez, special guests, me, and Carmen Morales!

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Oasis Brewery Show
Sep
27
8:30pm 8:30pm

Oasis Brewery Show

"Justjoshingcomedy and Oasis Brewing is putting together a weekly FREE stand-up comedy show at The Oasis Brewery featuring the best comics in Austin and surrounding areas. We have a hilarious line up that will make you laugh your socks off! Come to Oasis Brewery where they have a great beer selection, great food, friendly staff and one of the best places in Austin to catch the best comedians in town. Come on in, grab a drink and enjoy the show. Valet Parking is available.Once again, this is a FREE show. Come on out and enjoy laughs, food and beer. Located on the 3rd floor"

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Truth, Lies and Fantasy-School Days
Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Truth, Lies and Fantasy-School Days

"Truth Lies and Fantasy is a storytelling show host by Caitlin McNally andRobert Segovia. Storytellers tell true, fictional, and fantasy stories! We give away prizes! We have fun and it's free! This month theme is School first crushes, big tests, cafeteria lunch we got it all!


Storytellers
Zac Brooks
Katie Moore
Arielle Norman
Patrick Siros
Aaron Walther
Devon Walker

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Spitballin'
Sep
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Spitballin'

"Spitballin' is an improvised stand-up comedy show where we lob a variety of unusual and interesting prompts at five all-star local comics and they have to make up their jokes on the spot!

After all five comics have completed their improvised sets, the audience will vote on their favorite set and that comic will return to the stage to perform some of their written material.

This month's featured comics are: 
Patrick Sirois
Jered McCorkle
Xrystal Morales
Arielle Norman
Claude Dylan Ramey

Tickets are $5 at the door! The theater is also BYOB!"

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Herbs and Spices Comedy Show
Sep
21
8:30pm 8:30pm

Herbs and Spices Comedy Show

"We're back with another comedy showcase this month!

Join us Thursday the 21st for brews, laughs, and lots of fun.
You don't want to miss it!

Featuring some talented comedians:
Kent Juliff
Elizabeth Spears
Rachel Hall
Taylor Dowdy
Chris Hills
Arielle Norman - headlining!

Hoted by:
Tyler Groce
Scott Sticker"

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Laugh Our Proud
Sep
16
10:00pm10:00pm

Laugh Our Proud

"September has arrived and so have we! Check out our kick-ass line up:

Featuring:
Arielle Norman
Arthur Chong
Andrew Horneman
Ky Krebs
Kat Combs
Lance Hunter

AND SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS:
The Qzars (https://www.facebook.com/theqzars/)

Hosted by Luke Wallens

Laugh Out Proud is a monthly stand up showcase featuring the comedy stylings of the queer community. Watching it won't make you queer, but you'll get a good taste of it. Everyone included and no one is excluded.

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LUTU Fest
Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

LUTU Fest

"Lineup (in no particular order):

Music:
Tone Royal
Brickwaller
Batty jr.
Summer Swells

Comedy:
Danny Goodwin
Arielle Norman
Tanya Hollywood
Ky Krebs


Left Up To US is an Austin-based, 100% volunteer-run organization that grew out of the Bernie Sanders campaign. A lot of us who volunteered for Bernie wanted to take that progressive agenda and focus on making things happen locally. 

•We work on local issues of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.
•We engage the community by educating the public and working with other local groups.
•We support local progressive political candidates.

Left Up To Us (LUTU) needs your help to keep the movement continuing here in Austin. Our non-profit relies on donations to pay for costs that we need to keep us running including website fees and promotional materials. Join us for our next fundraiser, LUTU Fest, where you will get the chance to listen to some live local acts and the opportunity to bid on some cool items at our silent auction!
We'll see y'all soon!"

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Six Shooter
Sep
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Six Shooter

"A free stand-up comedy show at Barrel O’ Fun? Yuuuuuuuup. Six Shooter brings to the stage six of Austin’s funniest stand-up comedians. Hosted by freestyle country western legends Knuck Deep (played by Aaron Brooks & Mac Blake). It’s a guaranteed good time. 

The line-up for our September show:
-Headlined by John Ramsey (Conan)
-Arielle Norman (Leading the Blind Podcast)
-Lisa Friedrich (Peep Show Comedy)
-Michael Priest (Moontower)
-Pat Sirois (Lie Cheat & Steal Podcast)
-Taylor Dowdy (Ground Floor Comedy)

Six Shooter is the second Wednesday of every month. So try to keep those dates open, huh?

About your hosts:
Originally from St. Louis, AARON BROOKS brought his freewheeling storytelling style to Austin. His low-key, loose cannon stage persona has made him one of the city's most beloved comedians. At least by other comedians.

MAC BLAKE is a past winner of the Funniest Person in Austin contest. His albums Bird Drugs and Live at ColdTowne are available at finer digital retailers."

 

Barrel of Fun is at Suite 120 at 1911 Aldrich St. in Austin.

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