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This week’s comedy: Aug. 22-28

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 21, 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. Chad Daniels. 8 and 10: 30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $15-$19. Erin Foley. 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.

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. It’s the lucky 13th year for Out of Bounds, the little improv and sketch comedy event that began at the Hideout Theater and has since added standup and expanded to nine downtown venues over the week leading up to (and including) Labor Day. Writers from “Key and Peele”; Lauren Lapkus from “Orange is the New Black”; “Mad TV’s” Mo Collins; and former “Saturday Night Live” featured player Paul Brittain descend upon Austin. Tuesday- Sept. 1. Single tickets, $10; all-festival passes, $109-$119. www.outofboundscomedy.com.

Paula Poundstone. A Comedy Hall of Fame member and frequent panelist on NPR’s quiz show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” Poundstone is regarded as a quick wit with a spontaneous and unique world view. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. $36-$115. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. 512-330-9500, www.oneworldtheatre.org.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore. $5. 11 p.m. Friday. Cody Hustak with Yusef Roach. $10. 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic. $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.