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This week’s comedy: Sept. 20-26

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 20, 2013

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

Big Daddy’s Burgers. “Last Chance Comedy,” a comedy showcase. 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. 9070 Research Blvd. 512-614-0252, www.bigdaddysaustin.com.

Cap City Comedy Club. Jeff Dye from MTV’s “Girl Code” and “Comedy Central Presents.” 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $15-$19. Nick Thune. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $15-$19. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com.

ColdTowne Theater. “Back to School” with Bad Boys and the Ladies. 8:30 p.m. Friday. “The Frank Mills and Midnight Society.” 10 p.m. Saturday. “Monday Night Mash.” 8:30 p.m. Monday. Plus more improv, stand-up and comedy shows throughout the week. Free-$5. 4803 Airport Blvd. 512-814-8696, www.coldtownetheater.com.

Esther’s Follies. “Jump Into Fall Y’all!” a musical comedy, magic and political satirical revue on Sixth Street. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $22-$29. Esther’s Pool, 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

The Hideout Theatre. “2 X 4.” 8 p.m. Friday. “Austin Secrets.” 8 p.m. Saturday. “The Weekender.” 8 p.m. Sunday. “The Free Fringe.” 10 p.m. Thursday. Free-$12. Plus more improv shows throughout the week. 617 N. Congress Ave. 512-482-9131, www.hideouttheatre.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “You Think You’re So Smart” 8 p.m. Fridays. “Hell and Back Cabaret.” 10 p.m. Fridays. “Play & A Movie & A Play/Movie.” 8 p.m. Saturdays. “The Triple Scoop.” 10 p.m. Saturdays. “The Rubber Room” 8 p.m. Sunday. “Ponzi Scream.” 8 p.m. Thursday. Free-$12. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, www.theinstitutiontheater.com.

The New Movement. “Liar, Liar.” 10:30 p.m. Friday. “The Megaphone Show.” 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. “Opposites.” 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Block Party. 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. 616 Lavaca St. 806-340-3718, www.newmovementtheater.com.

Russell Brand. The Messiah Complex Tour. Show contains adult subject matter. 8 p.m. Thursday. $43. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. www.austintheatre.org.

Stephen Lynch. Musical-based comedy, presented by Live Nation and Moontower Comedy. 7 p.m. Friday. $34.50. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. www.austintheatre.org.

The Velveeta Room.Stand-up comedy hosted by Lucas Molandes. $5. 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday. J.R. Brow hosted by Ramin Nazier. $10. 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.