• Austin Comedy 2015: the Fiend-ship of Aaron Brooks and Danny Palumbo

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    by Mac Blake photo by Erin Holsonback At the beginning of the year, Joe Hafkey and I left our increasingly popular Monday night stand-up showcase Jazz Cigarette to start a new show at Cap City Comedy Club. Taking over the reigns of Jazz Cigarette was Aaron Brooks and Danny Palumbo. Jazz Cigarette was a show […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: Maggie Maye Crushes it on Conan

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    by Courtney Sevener When I sat down to write this article, I just wanted to write “Maggie Maye was on CONAN,” and then sit back in my chair and cross my arms for a brief moment before setting my computer on fire, walking down the stairs of my apartment building, getting into a cherry-red convertible […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: Mayor Pat Dean

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    by Brendan K. O’Grady Photo by Erin Holsonback I’ve often referred to Pat Dean as “The Mayor of Austin Comedy.” He’s one of the most universally well-liked guys you’ll ever meet –– absolutely nobody has a bad word to say about the man. If we ever had to band together to select our city’s official […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: DAMN GINA Breaks It Down

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    by Erica Lies Photo by Steve Rogers It’s no secret that for years, comedy in general and improv in particular, have had a reputation for over-representing on the straight white dude front, and there’s been a lot of discussion this year about diversity in improv overall. While improv in Austin has seen tremendous growth in […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: Austin Loses its Cosmic Cowboy

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    by Mac Blake Montgomery Wayne Seitz wasn’t the best stand-up in Austin, but he might have been the most stand-up. I don’t know if that completely makes sense, but Monty was a complicated guy. As Jay Whitecotton wrote, “Everyone that met him loved him, got annoyed by him, avoided him, put up with him, got […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: Sandbox and Waterbed Keep it Weird

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    By Lisa Friedrich I’m not a gambler, but if I had to bet on something, I’d bet most comedy shows can’t claim to summon demons and practice the Dark Arts or provide a “rascal pack” and try snacks as a shared experience. I might even wager most comedy shows aren’t run by people who truly […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: Chris Cubas Wins The Internet

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    by Will Cleveland On March 25th of this year at 11:59 and 59 seconds, veteran Austin-based comedian and podcaster Chris Cubas (Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption) made his debut on @midnight. I say debut because he killed it so hard, they asked him back on the show later in June. Cubas won the first ever @midnight […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: ATX Uncensored(ish) is On the Air

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    by Dave Buckman When the call went out to the Austin Comedy Community that KXAN and the CW were looking to produce a new, local, Daily Show-style show in 2015, featuring Austin comedians and Austin stories. I, like every other comedic-minded performer sent in an their head shot, resumé and reel. I thought I had […]

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