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This week’s comedy: Dec. 5 – Dec. 11

American-Statesman Staff
You probably don’t know Soder unless you caught him opening for acclaimed standup and Cosby critic Hannibal Buress at this year’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival here in Austin. Soder’s opening-night set was the talk of Twitter, and he followed it with appearances at Cap City with Michael Che (“The Daily Show,” “Saturday Night Live”). Now, the comic is poised to break big the same way Che did after killing it here.  8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $8-$19, combos available. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd. 512-467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com. — Dale Roe

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

Cap City Comedy Club. “Punch!” with Matt Bearden. 8 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$9. Dan Soder. This comic is poised to break big the same way Michael Che did after killing it here. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $15-$19. Mac Blake. A live recording with the comedian. 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. $5-$9. Tone Bell. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $10-$16. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Comedy Dance Camp,” 8 p.m. Fridays. “Whiteboard,” 10 p.m. Friday. “All the Time Travels All the Time,” 8 p.m. Saturdays. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. “Virgin Territory,” 88 p.m. Thursday. 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 hosted by Avery Moore. $5. 11 p.m. Friday. Dan French with Martin Urbano. $10. 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic. $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.