Guide to Comedy in Austin, TX

Comedy Clubs in Austin

Esthers Follies

40 years young, Austin’s most famous comedy troupe continues to sell out it’s five weekly shows on a consistent basis. The show is a mix of sketch comedy, political satire and some magic. Located on historic Sixth Street the show is a favorite among Austinites and tourists alike.

Cap City Comedy Club

Cap City is the epicenter of stand-up comedy in Austin. The club is always a favorite stop for most comedians of note making a national tour. Joe Rogan and Ellen DeGeneres are just two of the many well known comedians to have performed here. Cap City is your best chance to see the brightest stars of comedy today in Austin.

The Velveeta Room

Located on historic Sixth Street, the cozy comedy club is run by and built for comics. The comedy lounge is probably the most important for Austin’s local comedy scene, as they host well attended open mic nights and frequently feature talented local comedians. The Velv ramps us the competition on the weekend with fast rising touring acts and old favorites.

Coldtowne Theater

If you are into improv and sketch comedy, Coldtowne is your place. Not only do they bring in national acts, Coldtowne also offers sketch comedy classes. It is also your best bet for a family friendly comedy in Austin.

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Moontower Comedy Festival

The preeminent comedy festival in North America is held right here in Austin, TX during spring. Badges allow access to participating venues around the city with the Paramount and State Theaters hosting the headlining acts.

SXSW Comedy Festival

SXSW Comedy Festival takes place along side the Interactive, Music, Film, and Gaming Festivals that make up SXSW. The festival features all genres of comedy, podcasts, parties and panels. Film and Music wristbands include access as well as badges for any of the festivals.

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