Kathleen Madigan

Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, http://www.facebook.com/SureThingATX.

Cap City Comedy Club. Joe DeRosa. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $17-$21. All’s Well with Mac and Joe. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $5-$9. Mick Foley. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $25-$29. Fortune Feimster. 8 p.m. Thursday. $17-$21. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, http://www.capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. It’s a brand new year full of new political shenanigans, and that stuff is just fuel for the folks at Esther’s. “Resolution Revolution” is this month’s title, and the show includes musical numbers such as “Obamian Rhapsody” and “Hillary’s Rap.” 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, http://www.esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Impromp-Two,” 7 p.m. Sundays. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. “Third,” 8 p.m. Friday. Free. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, http://www.theinstitutiontheater.com.

Kathleen Madigan. Seeing great comedy is as easy as 1, 2, 3 — at least when it comes to Madigan, one of the most respected comics of her generation. That includes one Showtime special, two specials for HBO and three more for Comedy Central. It’s easy to see why Madigan is still going strong. 7 p.m. Saturday. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $41.32-$46.32. 512-474-1221, http://www.austintheatre.org.

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, http://www.newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore. $5. 11 p.m. Friday. Chris Cubas with Maggie Mae. $10. 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic. $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, http://www.thevelveetaroom.com.