Comedy Clubs

When work proves trying and the world seems bleak, counter the dreariness with a visit to one of Austin's best comedy clubs. These entertainment havens provide evenings of laughter and escape, ensuring that patrons walk away with a cheerier outlook and a lighter spirit. Shows can include improv, stand-up, or group comedy, and as seen at venues like The Hideout Theatre, they highlight Austin's nightlife scene and the lightning-quick wits of local and national comics.

Carousel Lounge

This circus-themed bar gets props just for being quirky. They only serve beer, but they do provide set-ups, so you can bring your own liquor. Local bands take the stage (backed by a large pink elephant) on Tuesdays and from Thursdays through...  Read More

Looking for laughs in Austin? This well-loved comedy club delivers refreshingly funny stand-up, raucous improv and a wildly popular variety show called PUNCH! A delightful deviation from the tired dinner-and-a-movie routine, the performances at...  Read More

Esther's Follies

A highly acclaimed cultural icon in Austin, this comedy club meets musical meets magic show has been sending audiences into uncontrollable fits of laughter for decades. Filled with hysterical headline-inspired satire, mesmerizing musical...  Read More

The New Movement

Inventive, lighthearted, hysterical and cheap (or free!), this Austin gem is what every comedy club should aspire to be. Founded in 2009, The New Movement has quickly become a tour de force in the improv world, constantly churning out new ideas...  Read More

Congress Avenue
The Hideout Theatre

When it comes to comedy clubs in the Austin area, The Hideout is indisputably one of the most cherished laugh factories in the city. In this coffee-shop-slash-comedy-venue, patrons can grab a yummy coffee drink or an ice-cold beer before...  Read More

ColdTowne Theater
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One of the most distinctive comedy clubs in the Austin area, ColdTowne was named the city's number one comedy theater by "The Austinist," and for good reason. Set up like a cozy living room, this intimate theater features top local performers,...  Read More

Latino Comedy Project

Cutting-edge social satire from some very witty folks. With its professional and outrageously funny sketch comedy, the group has been earning raves ever since its inception in 1998.

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