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Comedy in Austin!
Comedy Clubs in Austin
…and Upcoming Shows, Too!
Austin might be considered the Music Capital, but the laughs are all over the city – and you might not even be aware!
Yes, there’s Cap City Comedy Club, the premiere comedy club in Austin with some of the biggest headliners in the country. But, Austin is a creative place, and nightclubs, music venues, and even cafes double as comedy clubs, depending on the day.
So, we’ve put together a list of the best places for laughs, and you’ll also find upcoming performances in our comedy events calendar that auto-updates hourly. If you haven’t been out in a while, maybe it’s time to visit or revisit some of the best comedy clubs in Austin – whether they’re dedicated comedy clubs or not!
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Step Inside a Few Austin Comedy Clubs
Whether you’re in the mood for comedy on a Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, or any day in between, the Fallout Theater is poised to entertain. Nightly shows cover the gamut from sketch variety to audience participation.
Tickets are typically in the $10 range, but be prepared to pay for parking. And, if that low ticket price isn’t enticing enough, Fallout Theater is BYOB on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Don’t try it if you’re under 21, though!
The Hideout Theatre
You might know The Hideout on Congress Avenue as a place for Improv classes (like the Fallout Theater), but the school converts into a comedy club in Austin for weekend shows.
The Hideout shows take on unique themes like improv based on the TV show, Succession.
What makes The Hideout Theatre unique is there are no age restrictions for its shows. And, there are even Hideout Kids classes, including a free family class!
Capitol City Comedy Club
Locals know it as Cap City, and we couldn’t leave it off our list, as it’s the top comedy club in Austin.
Cap City is a traditional comedy club where you’ll find familiar faces like Jeff Ross, Rob Schneider, and DL Hughley.
Oh, and if you’re concerned that our information is dated, no worries. Yes, some people think COVID forced the permanent closure of this beloved Austin comedy club. But Cap City reopened in a new location at the Domain.
A little shopping, a few laughs, and a few drinks – it’s a triple threat!
Comedy Clubs in Austin
|Comedy Club in Austin||Address||Website|
|Capitol City Comedy Club||8120 Research Blvd||https://www.capcitycomedy.com|
|Coldtowne Theater||4803 Airport Blvd||https://coldtownetheater.com|
|Divas Men’S Club||4134 Felter Ln||https://www.divasmensclub.com|
|East Austin Comedy Club||1303 E 4th St||https://eastaustincomedy.com/|
|Emo's||603 Red River||https://www.emosaustin.com|
|Esther's Follies||525 E 6th St||https://www.esthersfollies.com|
|Fallout Theater||616 Lavaca St||https://falloutcomedy.com|
|Hideout Kids||617 Congress Ave||https://www.hideouttheatre.com|
|Highland Lounge||404 Colorado St||https://www.highlandlounge.com|
|Maggie Mae's||323 E. Sixth St.||http://maggiemaesaustin.com|
|Merlin Works||1510 Toomey Rd||https://www.merlin-works.com/shows/|
|Rain||217 W 4th St||http://www.rainon4th.com|
|Swan Dive||615 Red River St||https://www.swandiveaustin.com|
|Texas Comedies||2603 Addison Ave||https://www.texascomedies.com|
|The Hideout Coffee House||617 Congress Ave||https://www.hideouttheatre.com/coffeehouse|
|The Hideout Theatre||617 Congress Avenue||https://www.hideouttheatre.com/|
|The Institution Theater||3800 Woodbury Dr||https://www.theinstitutiontheater.com|
|The Sunset Room||310 E 3rd St||https://www.sunsetroomaustin.com|
|The Velveeta Room||521 E 6th St||https://www.thevelveetaroom.com|
Did we leave your club or troupe off the list? Send us the info and we’ll be sure to add it.
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit an Austin Comedy Club Now
- A Great Way to Relieve Stress
- Ideal Place for a First (or 40th) Date
- Affordable Night Out
- Laughter is the Best Medicine
- You Can Catch Up-and-Coming Comics Before They Make it Big (and Charge More!)
- Fun Alternative to a Group Happy Hour
- Many Clubs Offer Dinner and a Show
- It’s Probably Been a Long Time Since You’ve Been to One
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Frequently Asked Questions
Many of Austin’s comedy clubs are in non-traditional venues like nightclubs or community theaters. However, Capitol City Comedy Club (aka Cap City) has been in Austin since 1986 and has recently moved to a new location at The Domain.
No. While most shows are 21 and over or at least 18+, The Hideout Theatre welcomes everyone. There are no age restrictions, and The Hideout also offers children’s improv.
We think a good comedy show is a must every now and then. So, here at OTL City Guides, we’ve devoted an entire page to comedy in Austin. You’ll find upcoming comedy shows and links to buy tickets and a complete list of comedy clubs, including non-traditional ones, in Austin, Texas.
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