This week’s comedy: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Matthew Bearden hosts Punch! Tuesday night at Cap City Comedy Club.
Matthew Bearden hosts Punch! Tuesday night at Cap City Comedy Club.
Matthew Bearden hosts Punch! Tuesday night at Cap City Comedy Club.

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

Cap City Comedy Club. “Punch!” with Matt Bearden. 8 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$9. Paul Mecurio. 8 and 10: 30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $15-$19. Jimmy Shubert. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $10-$16. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, http://www.capcitycomedy.com.

“Octoberfest of Funny!” Esther’s Follies presents political comedy, magic and musical satires of Rick Perry, the Texas National Guard, Ted Cruz, President Obama, Hillary Clinton and more. 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 8 p.m. Thursdays. $24. Esther’s Pool, 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0553, http://www.esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Crash Every Party,” 8 p.m. Fridays. “Mister Morbid’s,” 10 p.m. Fridays. “Risen,” 8 p.m. Saturdays. ‘The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. Free-$12. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, http://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, http://www.newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore. $5. 11 p.m. Friday. Scott Hardy with J. D. Moore. $10. 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic. $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, http://www.thevelveetaroom.com.

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