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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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Fallout Theater

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!

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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!, OTL Seat Fillers, seat filling
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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 AustinAddressWebsite
Capitol City Comedy Club8120 Research Blvd
Coldtowne Theater4803 Airport Blvd
Divas Men’S Club4134 Felter Ln
East Austin Comedy Club1303 E 4th St
Emo's603 Red River
Esther's Follies525 E 6th St
Fallout Theater616 Lavaca St
Hideout Kids617 Congress Ave
Highland Lounge404 Colorado St
Maggie Mae's323 E. Sixth St.
Merlin Works1510 Toomey Rd
Rain217 W 4th St
Swan Dive615 Red River St
Texas Comedies2603 Addison Ave
The Hideout Coffee House617 Congress Ave
The Hideout Theatre617 Congress Avenue
The Institution Theater3800 Woodbury Dr
The Sunset Room310 E 3rd St
The Velveeta Room521 E 6th St

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

  1. A Great Way to Relieve Stress
  2. Ideal Place for a First (or 40th) Date
  3. Affordable Night Out
  4. Laughter is the Best Medicine
  5. You Can Catch Up-and-Coming Comics Before They Make it Big (and Charge More!)
  6. Fun Alternative to a Group Happy Hour
  7. Many Clubs Offer Dinner and a Show
  8. It’s Probably Been a Long Time Since You’ve Been to One

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s one of the most popular comedy clubs in Austin?

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.

Do you have to be 21 to attend a comedy show in Austin?

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.

How do I get a list of comedy shows in Austin?

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.

Is there a way to get free tickets to a comedy show in Austin?

Yes. We’ll let you in on the secret to claiming free comedy tickets, as well as theater, music, sports, and more – be a seat filler in Austin through OTL Seat Fillers. For less than the price of one movie ticket each month, you can reserve free pairs of tickets to live entertainment.