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This week’s comedy: Sept 6-12

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 5, 2013

Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan O’Grady. This week features Rob Gagnon, Norm Wilkerson, LaShonda Lester, and Ralph Hardesty. 8 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, www.facebook.com/SureThingATX.

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

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. Christina Pazsitsky from “Chelsea Lately” and the Aspen Comedy Festival. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $15-$19. “Laugh, Dammit!” 8 p.m. Monday. $5. Punch Season 12 Premiere, hosted by Matt Bearden featuring Lucas Molandes, Jake Flores, Duncan Carson, Ralph Hardesty and Ryan Cownie. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $8. Russian-born entertainer Yakov Smirnoff. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. $17-$21. Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s “Lats Comic Standing.” 8 p.m. Thursday. $17-$21. 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. “Hot, Hot, Hot August Show,” 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. “The Fancy Pants Mashup.” 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. “(Expletive), It’s Hot!” 8 p.m. Saturdays. “The Triple Scoop.” 10 p.m. Saturdays. “The Rubber Room” 8 p.m. Sundays. Free-$12. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, www.theinstitutiontheater.com.

Jazz Cigarette. Hosted by Joe Hafkey and Mac Blake featuring Ramin Nazer, Kath Barbadoro, Jake Flores, Aaron Brooks, Ben Cholok, and The Hustle Show. 9 p.m. Monday. $5. SpiderHouse Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St. 512-480-9562, www.facebook.com/jazzcigaretteTX.

The New Movement. “Heckle Factory.” 10 p.m. Friday. “The Megaphone Show.” 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. 616 Lavaca St. 806-340-3718, www.newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Lucas Molandes. $5. 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday. Howard Beecher, hosted by Luke McClory. $10. 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.