This week’s comedy: Nov. 14-20

Anthony Jeselnik
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Anthony Jeselnik
Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik

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

Anthony Jeselnik. You know him from those Comedy Central Roasts, love him from his television show, “The Jeselnik Offensive” and frequently tolerate him on the late night talk shows. Since he’s taping here, you know, maybe you’ll get on camera. So behave. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Friday. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $32. 512-474-1221, www.austintheatre.org.

Cap City Comedy Club. “Punch!” with Matt Bearden. 8 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$9. Mary Lynn Rajskub. When you think of the comic, you might conjure up words like quirky, nerdy and off-color. But don’t forget funny, ‘cuz she brings it. 8 and 10: 30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $17-$21. Beth Stelling. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $10-$16. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, http://www.capcitycomedy.com.

Lewis Black. What’s bugging Lewis Black this time? Find out when he brings his ridiculously smart and kind of angry (or at least quite frustrated) brand of humor to Austin as part of his current tour, “The Rant Is Due.” Nothing like a little Black humor to brighten your day. 7 p.m. Sunday. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $32-$81.50. 512-474-1221, www.austintheatre.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. 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. Chris Fairbanks with Ryan Cownie. $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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