Quest for funniest person in Austin continues this week

This wall at Cap City Comedy Club has photos of most of the winners of the Funniest Person in Austin contest.
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This wall at Cap City Comedy Club has photos of most of the winners of the Funniest Person in Austin contest.
This wall at Cap City Comedy Club has photos of most of the winners of the Funniest Person in Austin contest.

This wall at Cap City Comedy Club has photos of most of the winners of the Funniest Person in Austin contest.

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

Cap City Comedy Club. Cameron Esposito, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15-$21. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. Spring hits Sixth Street as the Esther’s crew grows clever songs and sketches from today’s headlines. Michelle Obama’s Garden celebrates legalized marijuana, while the Supremes (I’m talkin’ ’bout the judges, yo) get down with Notorious RBG — as in Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Esther’s Follies Theater, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0553, http://www.esthersfollies.com.

Funniest Person in Austin. Watch your favorite Austin stand-ups fight to the death, comedically (and, OK, metaphorically) on the Cap City stage in the 30th annual hilar-a-thon. This year’s 30th anniversary prize is a whopping $3,000, plus all the potential fame and fortune you can eat. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd. Preliminary rounds, $6 (Sunday-Tuesday); semifinals, $8 (May 10-12); final night, $15 (May 18). 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “The Secret Lives of Soccer Moms,” 8 p.m. Friday. “Late Night Time Machine,” 10 p.m. Friday. “Tarantula,” 10 p.m. Saturday. “Monologue Jam.” 10 p.m. Saturday. “Impromp-Two,” 7 p.m. Sunday. Free-$10. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, 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, newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore, $5, 11 p.m. Friday. Matt Davis with John Buseman, $10, 9 p.m. Friday and 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic, $5, 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com.


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