Lisa Lampanelli

Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829,

Cap City Comedy Club. Brian Posehn. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18-$80. ‘All’s Well with Mac and Joe.” 8 p.m. Tuesday. $5-$9. Alli Breen. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $10-$16. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333,

Esther’s Follies. The folks at Esther’s have whipped up a Valentine to Austin, “Follies in Love.” Cuba, cedar fever, gay marriage and the Pope take jabs and musical numbers include “Obamian Rhapsody” and the Keystone Pipeline ditty, “Let it Flow.” All this and magic, too! 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Esther’s Follies Theater, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0553,

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Grimm Noir,” 8 p.m. Friday. “Tiny Play,” 10 p.m. Friday. “Tarantula,” 10 p.m. Saturday. “LoveFest,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “Impromp-Two,” 7 p.m. Sunday. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sunday. “Virgin Territory,” 8 p.m. Thursday. Free- $16. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580,

Lisa Lampanelli. The “Queen of Mean” Comedy Central Roast veteran and formerly Celebrity Apprentice brings her pull-no-punches brand of tell-it-like-it-is, outspoken comedy to Austin in a performance that’s guaranteed to be smart and funny while also slaughtering every sacred cow she can think of. 8 p.m., Friday. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $44.50-$49.50. 512-474-1221,

The New Movement. “Pass the Mic,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. the New Movement, 616 Lavaca St. 512-696-2590,

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore. $5. 11 p.m. Friday. Tom Hester with Maggie Criss. $10. 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic. $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116,

“Wanderlust.” The Hideout Theatre’s cast of veteran improvisational actors will tell the story of a pair of characters as they travel and explore both the world and themselves. 8 p.m. Saturdays. Through Feb. 28. $12. 617 Congress Ave.