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Moontower of babble: Reflections on the music of comedy

11:18 am Apr. 25, 2017

By Wes Eichenwald
Special to the American-Statesman

The Velv, aka the Velveeta Room, is Austin’s comedy analogue to the Continental Club. Twenty-nine years after its founding, it’s become a local institution: a performer’s club, intimate without

How are comedians reacting to life under Trump?

8:56 am Apr. 25, 2017

By Wes Eichenwald
Special to the American-Statesman

If stand-up comedy in America is an expression of the national psyche, one problem in particular these days is afflicting its practitioners: How do you make jokes about a reality

Piff the Magic Dragon and his chihuahua sidekick bring the oddity, and comedy, to Moontower

4:05 pm Apr. 22, 2016

By Dale Roe, special to the American-Statesman

I’m not sure if Mr. Piffles is an old dog, but Thursday at Stateside, he pulled off a few new tricks. The nearly-catatonic Chihuahua performs as the sidekick of Piff the Magic Dragon, a laconic hybrid of magician and comedian.

Are you looking for the oddity part of the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival? The duo (runners-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”) qualifies. Both man

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival returns this week

7:10 pm Aug. 29, 2015

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. Mary Lynn Rajskub, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $17. “Dudley and Bob +

This week’s comedy: Aug. 14-20

4:00 pm Aug. 14, 2015

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,

This week’s comedy: July 24-30

12:00 pm Jul. 24, 2015

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. John Heffron, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15-$17. Pat House, 8 p.m. Wednesday,

This week’s comedy: July 17-23

2:20 pm Jul. 17, 2015

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. Michael Ian Black, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday. $18. John Heffron,

This week’s comedy: June 19-25

12:16 pm Jun. 19, 2015

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. Tommy Davidson, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18. lliza Shlesinger, 8 p.m. Thursday.