This week’s comedy: Aug. 14-20

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. Erik Griffin, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $17. Summer Homegrown Comedy Series, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $5. Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $10 -$12. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. Beat the summer heat with Sixth Street’s coolest comedy venue. The a/c might be cool, but the election season is just heating up. The Esther’s crew’s “Beach Blanket on the Beltway!” tackles that topical tournament in “GOP Superstar,” in which Rick Perry wrassles with the Bush Boys. Hillary and Bill find themselves in “Beach Blanket on the Beltway” with a party-crashing appearance by Donald Trump. As far as romance goes, there’s an app for that. ”Computer Love” pits Tinder and Cupid.com against the bar scene. Comedy, music and magic, too. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Esther’s Follies Theater, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0553, esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “(expletive), it’s Hot,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ‘The Source,” 10 p.m. Fridays. “Highly Suggestible,” 10 p.m. Saturdays. “Impromp-Two,” 7 p.m. Sundays. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sundays. 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. Chip Pope with Avery Moore, $10, 9 and 11 p.m. Friday. Jimmy Pardo, $20, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic, $5, 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com.


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