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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

Martin Short, smarm’s Zen master

9:45 am Apr. 22, 2016

Very few people can do what Martin Short does and not have the audience look away in embarrassment.

He is the master of the show biz smarm, opening his one-man show with clips from some of

Here’s how the rain delay affects Fun Fun Fun Fest comedy

1:26 pm Nov. 7, 2015

The Fun Fun Fun Fest crowds were kept waiting Saturday while organizers walked the venue with Austin’s Parks Department, making sure that the grounds were dry enough, according to Jennifer Sinski from Giant Noise, the festival promoter.

While people waited in line, their badges were scanned so that they could enter immediately once the gates opened. In addition, they were offered snacks and water while in line.

The doors opened around 1:10,

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: July 31-Aug. 6

9:24 am Jul. 31, 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. JR Brow, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15. Bob Marley, 8 p.m. Thursday,

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,