This week’s comedy: Nov. 7-13

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David Sedaris
David Sedaris

David Sedaris will perform Monday at the Long Center.

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. Jimmy Shubert. 8 and 10: 30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $17-$21. Mary Lynn Rajskub. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $17-$21. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, http://www.capcitycomedy.com.

David Sedaris. America’s pre-eminent humorist is back with his latest New York Times bestseller, “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.” His quiet, quirky delivery never fails to pull belly laughs from an audience. 8 p.m. Monday. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $25-$59. 512-474-5664, www.thelongcenter.org.

“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. “Comedy Dance Camp,” 8 p.m. Fridays. “All the Time Travels All the Time,” 8 p.m. Saturdays. “(expletive), It’s Christmas,” 10 p.m. Saturday. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. “Scrimmage: Clash of the Talents,” 8 p.m. Thursday. 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. Jake Flores. $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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