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  • The Professionals
    The Professionals 8/21 8:00PM
     

    While it’s common to find a play within a play (see anything from Hamlet to The Drowsy Chaperone), the Overtime’s latest spins that technique by presenting a theater within a theater. Penned by Iran-born playwright William Mohammad Razavi, the “comedy about love, theater and the magic of both” plays out backstage at the Oglethorpe during a stormy performance of Egg Fear. Starring combative actors Delilah Small and Antonio Valencia, the unseen production unfolds in a backstage area shared by an agent, a magician, an understudy, a delivery guy and a white rabbit.

    Category: Theater, Comedy
  • Dan St. Germain
    Dan St. Germain 8/21 8:00PM
     

    Not only is Dan St. Germain a regular on Best Week Ever, but he also has a half hour Comedy Central standup special coming out this spring. He’s been on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show, and he’s even created and starred in his own web series called “Kicking Dan Out,” along with his own podcast called “My Dumb Friends.” He’s a playful guy and never fails to give the audience a good time.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Tanyalee Davis
    Tanyalee Davis 8/21 8:30PM
     

    If you grow tired of getting all your chuckles from people who look, think and act just like you and your group of friends, Tanyalee Davis might have the laughs you’re looking for. Standing 3-foot-6, Davis’ perspective is necessarily different from most, but the common threads of human experience and her gifts as a storyteller make her endlessly relatable, and the joy in her enormously confident, sex-positive act is infectious and life-affirming. Promoting empathy through dirty jokes? There oughta be a prize for that.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Mar Spectre Open Mic Night

    This open Mic Night is an open performance space for any to come, sign up, perform original or non original music, poetry, performance art, etc.

  • Pulp Fiction Quote-Along
    Pulp Fiction Quote-Along 8/24 7:00PM
     

    Usually, the Action Pack sticks to the great comedies of our time when putting together Quote-Along programming. But when you think of quotable movies you can't help but name Pulp Fiction near the top of that list, if only because Samuel L. Jackson made poetry out of vulgarities and Bruce Willis taught us it was okay to call a woman a mongoloid as long as you do it affectionately. But just because the theater will be filled with Pulp Fiction fans yelling "motherf*$#@er" and quoting fake Bibles versus at the top of their lungs doesn't mean this isn't going to be one of the best quote-alongs ever. Favorite quotes will be up on the screen for you to quote along with karaoke style, and the Drafthouse is also making this thing a shoot-along by handing out cap guns to everyone. Because nothing seemed more fun than saying, "And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!" while unloading a clip full of caps. Before the film volunteers will be taken to compete in a Jack Rabbit Slim's Twist Competition, so snatch up that black wig you've been wanting and slide off your shoes if you wanna win!

    Category: Film, Comedy, Crime
  • Baby Daddies of Comedy
    Baby Daddies of Comedy 8/25 8:30PM
     

    Comedy from the perspective of the other side of parenting. The Baby Daddies of Comedy brings the absurdity and hilarity of fatherhood to the stage! Featuring Debo Britt, Clifton Simmons, George Anthony, Blair Thompson, and Larry Garza.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • RCC All Star Show w/ Jay LaFarr and Friends

    Line up of the regions fastest rising comedians!  

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Jon Fisch
    Jon Fisch 8/27 8:30PM
     

    After moving from Boston to NYC, John Fisch was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named him one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. He has appeared on the Late Night Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank.” He appeared on Last Comic Standing 4 and was the NYC Capital One Audience Favorite, which earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. He has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. Most recently he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Land Ho!
    Land Ho! 8/29
     

    Land Ho! tells the story of a pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship.

    Category: Film, Comedy
  • Labor Day Showcase
    Labor Day Showcase 9/1 8:30PM
     

    Featuring James Bosquez, Anthony Torino, Michael Suarez, Blair Thompson, Jesse Pangelinan and Alex Ansel

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Puff, Puff, Laugh! Live BYOB Comedy

    The Raven Hookah Lounge presents Puff, Puff, Laugh! Live BYOB Comedy. Bright a date (or a Draft, grab a smoke, and laugh courtesy of the Independent Players, a dedicated 5-man/woman team of the city’s best comedians.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Queer Queens of Qomedy
    Queer Queens of Qomedy 9/16 8:00PM
     

    Producer and internationally known comedian, Poppy Champlin is touring the country with some of the funniest and most talented comedians in her tour, “Queer Queens of Qomedy.” Champlin artfully selects the best of the best lesbian comedians and has them join her at each comedy venue the tour stops on. Now in its eighth year, the tour is proud to have Curve Magazine as the official sponsor for 2014. The two veteran comedians who will be joining her on her Texas tour are Vickie Shaw and Sandra Valls. The show is relatable to everyone whether they are gay, straight, or bi.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Bill Cosby: “Far From Finished Tour”

    An intimate evening of insightful comedy with one of America’s national treasures of entertainment.  One of the most beloved and respected comedians of all time, Bill Cosby brings his famous wit and hilarious outlook on life and family to the Tobin Center stage.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  •  High Society

    In this classic musical comedy, High Society tells the story of a successful jazz musician who is trying to win back his ex-wife before she marries her new hubby. But, things get a little nutty when another man is thrown into the mix who is also trying to win over the affection of the jazz musician’s ex-wife. With an amazing cast consisting of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, this is a must see film! Don’t miss out on this Starlight Movies in the Garden!

    Category: Film, Comedy, Musical
  • Rodney Carrington
    Rodney Carrington 9/26 8:00PM
     

    Multitalented comedian, actor, writer and recording artist Rodney Carrington brings his “Laughter’s Good Tour” to San Antonio in September. Carrington’s popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and by personally reaching out through social media. He has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over three million copies. Carrington starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He co-wrote and starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer For My Horses.

    Category: Music, Concert, Country, Comedy
  • It’s the Roaring Twenties, and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy. Things don’t go as planned when the playboy meets a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.  The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning new musical comedy.  It’s an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin.

    Category: Comedy, Musical
  • Adam Carolla
    Adam Carolla 10/10 8:00PM
     

    ADAM CAROLLA is the creator of Ace Broadcasting (now Carolla Digital) and host of The Adam Carolla Show, which broke the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast with almost 60 million unique downloads from '09 to '11 and continues to grow today. The iTunes end of year list named The Adam Carolla Show the Best Podcast of 2012. The audiobook for Not Taco Bell Material also rightfully claimed a spot as one of only two comedy audiobooks on the iTunes Top 10 List of 2012. Adam also co-created and co-starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007). He is well known for co-hosting the radio and MTV show Loveline. TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 @ 10AM: available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • George Lopez “Listen to My Face Tour”

    George Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry. He has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his work in television, film and standup, as well as his extensive charity work with various foundations. Tickets are on sale now.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Nick Swardson Taste It Tour
    Nick Swardson Taste It Tour 10/29 8:00PM
     

    Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat:  comedian, actor and writer/producer.  Nick Swardson is one of the most exciting artists to have taken on this role.  Most recently, Nick performed in “Grown Ups 2,” the sequel to the hit film “Grown Ups” in which Nick also performed, and “Back in the Day.” After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he became a fixture in such projects as "Grandma's Boy," "Benchwarmers" and co-producing "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James.  Tickets on sale this Friday. 

  • Jeanne Robertson
    Jeanne Robertson 10/30 7:30PM
     

    Jeanne Robertson can be heard daily on Sirius/XM’s Family Comedy Channel.  In her positively hilarious style, this 6’2” humorist, captivates audiences with her stories of friends, family and life as she delivers clean comedy with class that will have you rolling in the aisles.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • FROGZ by Imago Theatre
    FROGZ by Imago Theatre 11/7 7:30PM
     

    A family friendly theatrical animation that uses movement and comedy to explore the realm of these amphibian creatures.

    Category: Theater, Comedy
  • Jay Mohr
    Jay Mohr 11/8 8:00PM
     

    In a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic. From performing stand-up comedy at the age of sixteen, landing his dream job on Saturday Night Live, launching his career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, appearing in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films alongside a plethora of Academy Award winning actors; Jay Mohr has become a multi-media star.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Jay Mohr
    Jay Mohr 11/8 8:00PM
     

    From performing stand-up comedy at the age of 16, landing his dream job on Saturday Night Live, launching his career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, appearing in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films alongside a plethora of Academy Award-winning actors, Jay Mohr has become a multi-media star. Mohr is an author and hosts the nationally syndicated daily Jay Mohr Sports. His podcasts each average 100K downloads. Throughout his journey, Jay still loves performing stand-up comedy—it's in his blood, his bones and his DNA. Comedy Central agrees, having named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time.

  • David Sedaris
    David Sedaris 11/9 3:00PM
     

    With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers today.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood : “Two Man Group”

    Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Who’s Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.  Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes.

    Category: Comedy, Improv
  • Lewis Black

    Lewis Black executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

  • Kathleen Madigan
    Kathleen Madigan 1/9/15 8:00PM
     

    Kathleen Madigan has won both the Phyllis Diller award and the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian.” She has written and produced for Lewis Black’s “Root of all Evil” on Comedy Central and for Gary Shandling’s Emmy monologues.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • Dan St. Germaine
    Dan St. Germaine 8/21 8:00PM
     

    Seen on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver's NY Standup and The Electric Company, Dan St. Germaine is the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel. He's appeared as a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, as a "New Face" at The Montreal Comedy Festival, and in a Super Bowl commercial. His "cat guy" joke was selected as one of the twenty best jokes about New York, a list which included Woody Allen.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  • The Blind Tiger Comedy Club: Cereal Show

    Located in the cellar of The Magic Time Machine, this weekly 90 minute stand-up comedy show has featured some of the best comedians from all over SA and Austin. Not to mention the surprise nationally touring special guests that visit the stage from time to time. Enjoy drink specials from The Mine Shaft Saloon while you watch the show.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
  •  Shrek The Musical
    Shrek The Musical 8/22 7:00PM
     

    Based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film, this hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre comes to life on the Magik stage. Full of all-new songs, dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!

 
 

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    Tanyalee Davis 8/21 8:30PM
     

    If you grow tired of getting all your chuckles from people who look, think and act just like you and your group of friends, Tanyalee Davis might have the laughs you’re looking for. Standing 3-foot-6, Davis’ perspective is necessarily different from most, but the common threads of human experience and her gifts as a storyteller make her endlessly relatable, and the joy in her enormously confident, sex-positive act is infectious and life-affirming. Promoting empathy through dirty jokes? There oughta be a prize for that.

    Category: Comedy, Stand-up
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    If.... 8/21 7:00PM
     

    Lindsay Anderson’s 1968 classic If…. stars Malcom MacDowell as a radical youth who bristles against the forces of authority in a rigid boarding school. First in a trilogy (followed by O Lucky Man! in 1973 and Britannia Hospital in 1982), the darkly humorous, violent and at times surreal film won the Palme d’Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed as “a landmark of British countercultural cinema.”

    Category: Film, Drama, Foreign
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    If.... 8/21 10:00PM
     

    Lindsay Anderson’s 1968 classic If…. stars Malcom MacDowell as a radical youth who bristles against the forces of authority in a rigid boarding school. First in a trilogy (followed by O Lucky Man! in 1973 and Britannia Hospital in 1982), the darkly humorous, violent and at times surreal film won the Palme d’Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival and has been hailed as “a landmark of British countercultural cinema.”

    Category: Film, Drama, Foreign
  • Lone Star Live Summer Concert Series

    Picture a 10-gallon hat filled with Lone Star beer. Sound good? Sounds like you’re an ideal crowd member for August’s installment of Lone Star Live, switching from the free series’ indie and punk inclinations toward country. On his new release Our Side of the Fence, Curtis Grimes (pictured) takes the vocal chops he honed on Season 1 of The Voice and puts them to twangy good use. With his band the Swindles, Mitch Webb settles in the cozy middle point between Doug Sahm and Bob Dylan. With the Only Hipsters, Garrett T. Capps plays a violent, fuzzed-out form of blues rock ‘n’ roll.

    Category: Music, Americana
  •  Oscuridad
    Oscuridad 8/22 8:00PM
     

    Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.

  • Hooked Rugs, Massiver, Slow Pulse, Delenda

    It is challenging, to say the least, to make electronic music with organic sensibilities—with soul. All four bands on this stacked bill, however, manage to pull this off with creative aplomb to spare. At the top of the bill, Houston’s Hooked Rugs crafts delightfully fuzzy synth jams that incorporate industrial sounds and chant-like vocals, creating a mesmerizing and mystical experience. The superb gallery show also features the eclectic yet minimalistic sounds of ATX’s Slow Pulse and SA’s Massiver (pictured) and Delenda, who create, respectively, droning synth miasmas and über-chill new-age ditties.

    Category: Music, Electronic

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