Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Austin is Funny

Did you know that Austin, TX has a comedy scene? They do! Austin is bursting with improv and sketch comedy clubs. In fact, the popular SXSW music and film festival has been adding more and more comedy events to their line up.

Here is a list of some of the places to find a laugh in Austin, TX: 

The Hideout Theatre: This coffeehouse and theater not only has improv and comedy shows but they also offer regular comedy acting and writing workshops. 

Coldtowne Theater: This another great place to watch improv and sketches. They also have a calendar of classes available so you can learn the craft.

The New Movement: Also known as TNM, they have been offering classic underground in-your-face improv since 2009. They also offer classes for those who want to learn the art of improvisation.

Cap City Comedy Club: This club is known for their comedy show, Punch, currently scheduled every Tuesday at 8pm. They also have regular stand up and open mic nights.

Esther’s Follies: Esther’s Follies has been around for 36 seasons on 6th street.  They offer a hilarious night of vaudeville performances such as musical comedy, magic and current political sketches and satire.

Velveeta Room: Conveniently located next door to Esther’s. They offer local and national stand‑up, as well as an open mic.

There are also festivals:

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival: In April, local and big name comics perform at more than ten different clubs in Austin.

Out of Bounds Comedy Fest: A project funded and supported in part by the City of Austin. This is a seven-day live performance festival that includes improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy from comedians all over the country.

If you need a place to rent while you are in Austin, click for reservations to stay at 3207 Brass Buttons Trail, Austin, TX 78734, USA.

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