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This week’s comedy: Aug. 15-21

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 14, 2014

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

“Avalanche.” A weekly night of comedy and music hosted by Ryan Cownie. 7 p.m. Mondays. Free. Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh St. www.holymountainaustin.com.

Buzz Kill Comedy. Hosted by Katie Pengra. 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Buzz Mill, 1505 Town Creek Dr., 512-912-9221, buzzmillcoffee.com.

Cap City Comedy Club. “Punch!” with Matt Bearden. 8 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$9. Joe Rogan. 8 and 10: 30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Technically sold out. Chad Daniels. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $10-$16. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. A musical comedy, magic and political satirical revue on Sixth Street. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m. Thursday. $24. Esther’s Pool, 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Date Night,” 8 p.m. Friday. “Live Rude Puppets.” 10 p.m. Friday. “Girls Girls Girls: Boys of Summer,” 8 p.m. Saturdays. “Fresh Roasted,” 10 p.m. Saturdays. ‘The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. Free-$12. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, www.theinstitutiontheater.com.

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, www.newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy. $5. 11 p.m. Friday. Ramin Nazer with Katie Pengra. $10. 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic. $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.