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Norm Macdonald, Eddie Izzard perform in Austin this month

Dale Roe
Comedian Norm Macdonald performs at Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club in June. Not opening for the former “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update anchor? You guessed it — Frank Stallone.

Update: Tracy Morgan has cancelled his June 28 appearance at the Paramount Theatre. More details on the It's Always Funny In Austin blog.

June is busting out all over — quick, somebody cover her up! — with comedy. Here are some funny shows coming up in the next month:

Norm Macdonald

June 5-7

Have you seen fans burning up the Twitter, demanding that the sardonic Canadian comic and actor (and former denizen of “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update desk) take over for departing late night talk show host Craig Ferguson? Follow Macdonald … he retweets every one. “Or so the Germans would have us believe.” 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. June 6 and 7. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd. $26-$30. 512-467-2333,

Cheech & Chong

June 6

War. what is it good for? Absolutely something, if you’re referring to the iconic band (“Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine” and “The Cisco Kid”) that’s appearing with legendary pothead comics Cheech and Chong in Austin. I’m not sure how the two acts hooked up, but I imagine that when he got the phone call, Tommy Chong responded “Dave’s not here, man.” Then War said, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” 8 p.m., the Backyard, 13801 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave. $35-$55. 512-651-5033,

Esther’s Follies Annual Stand Up Comedy Rally

June 12-14

Almost every weekend of the year, Austin’s legendary comedy institution is filled with sketch comedy, music and magic. But each year during the Republic of Texas Biker Rally, the Esther’s folks leave the key under the mat for longtime ensemble headliner Kerry Awn, who brings along some of his favorite stand-ups for your laughing pleasure. This year, look for Mike McRae, Maggie Maye, Bob Khosravi and the American-Statesman’s own Brian Gaar. 8 p.m. June 12-13, 8 and 10 p.m. June 14. Esther’s Follies, 525 E. Sixth St. $15-$25. 512-320-0553,

Jimmy Pardo “Never Not Funny” podcast taping

June 22

Since 2006, Pardo and company have brought podcast joy to millions of downloaders. Lauded by GQ Magazine and the Onion’s A.V. Club (and can you really get more diverse endorsements than that?), the crazy, smart, and crazy-smart Pardo winds up his Cap City stand-up stint with this special afternoon live podcast taping. 3 p.m., Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd. $15-$19. 512-467-2333,

Jim Jefferies

June 27

Aussie Jefferies just concluded two seasons as the creator and star of the FX scripted comedy series “Legit,” where he played a sort of good-hearted ne’er-do-well attempting to go straight. You might know him better as the star of a viral video (you can find it on YouTube) of a 2007 set at the Manchester (England) Comedy Store during which he was attacked by an audience member, apparently unprovoked. Jefferies took several hard punches to the head before other audience members came to his aid, but that doesn’t seem to have affected his brain’s ability to construct solid humor. 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $44.50-$49.50. 512-474-1221,

Eddie Izzard

June 27-28

25 countries. 5 continents. He might be flying in from Nepal or Mumbai, but don’t expect the absurd narrative comic to make any jokes about his arms being tired. Izzard began this “Force Majeure” world tour more than a year ago, so expect a well-oiled comedy machine when he hits Austin for this mature audiences-only appearance. 8 p.m., the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $46.25-$65.25; 512-474-5664,

Tracy Morgan

June 28

He’s Brian Fellows! Whether you remember comic Tracy Morgan from that hilariously addled “Saturday Night Live” character, his earlier work on “Martin” or his most recent gig as Tracy Jordan on the Emmy-winning sitcom “30 Rock,” you might sense that Morgan is as unpredictable and off-the-wall as the characters he portrays. The title of his tour is “Turn it Funny,” and there’s no doubt that Morgan can do that. 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $42.50-$47.50. 512-474-1221,