This week’s comedy: Dec. 12-18

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Jamie Hynemann, left, and Adam Savage host the Discovery Channel show MythBusters. They will bring a theatrical version of the show to ACL Live in December.
Jamie Hynemann, left, and Adam Savage host the Discovery Channel show  MythBusters.  They will bring a theatrical version of the show to ACL Live in December.

Jamie Hynemann, left, and Adam Savage host the Discovery Channel show MythBusters. They will bring a theatrical version of the show to ACL Live in December.

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. Tone Bell. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $15-$19. Mark Normand. 8 p.m. Thursday. $10-$16. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100, 512-467-2333, http://www.capcitycomedy.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Comedy Dance Camp,” 8 p.m. Fridays. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. “Level Up: Stand-up Spotlights,” 8 p.m. Thursday. Free-$12. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, http://www.theinstitutiontheater.com.

Mythbusters: Behind the Myths. If it sounds like an explosion followed by exclamations of awe and raucous laughter, it’s probably something happening at the hands of Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, stars of Discovery Channel’s long-running “Mythbusters.” Now, the duo leaps off the screen and onto the stage for this live presentation of experiments with audience participation, crazy-cool video and behind-the-scenes stories. 8 p.m. Sunday. ACL Live, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. $49-$89. 877-435-9849, http://www.acl-live.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. Brendan K. O’ Grady with Pat Dean. $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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