Austin August 06, 2017
These 8 Austin Comedy Clubs Will Tickle Your Funny Bone
We all know Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, but that’s not the only thing this city has going for it. If you haven’t ventured into Austin’s rich comedy scene, now is the time. You’ll crack up laughing at these 8 stand-up clubs and improv theaters. These venues are sure to tickle your funny bone.
1. The Velveeta Room
Believe me, the Velveeta Room is anything but cheesy. This cozy comedy club, located at 521 E 6th St, is a popular spot to see both touring and local comedians. The weekly open mic night gives up-and-comers a place to test new material and see local comics.
2. Cap City Comedy Club
Head on over to 8120 Research Blvd for some supremely funny comedy. At Cap City Comedy Club, you can see some of television's most hilarious comics perform every night of the week. Cap City also hosts the annual Funniest Person in Austin Contest. Get ready to bust a gut at this iconic venue.
3. The Hideout Theatre
Home of the 48-hour improv marathon, The Hideout Theatre is a local favorite. Whether you're catching an improvised musical or watching a student showcase, you're sure to laugh hysterically at 617 Congress Ave.
4. ColdTowne Theatre
From stand up to improv, ColdTowne Theatre knows how to crack up the audience. Join an improv class or just laugh at the performers' spontaneity at 4803 Airport Blvd.
5. The New Movement
This downtown comedy club has a loyal following. With shows seven days a week, there's no excuse to miss out their comedic gold. The New Movement is located at 616 Lavaca St.
6. The institution Theater
You can see it all at The Institution Theater. Whether you're in the mood for stand up, improv, or sketch comedy, you'll never leave disappointed. Want to get in on the fun? The Institution Theater also teaches comedy classes. Check them out at 3708 Woodbury Dr.
7. Esther's Follies
Esther's Follies is THE place for sketch comedy in Austin. These shows change weekly and love to poke fun at what's happening with current events. Shows run every Thursday-Saturday. Party with Esther's at 525 E 6th St.
8. Merlin Works Improv at ZACH
Merlin Works specializes in classes for both musical and straight improv, and their regular mixers are perfect for spectators and improvisors alike.
Where’s your favorite place to watch live comedy?