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  1. stand-up
    Why Comedian Peng Dang Posted That Racist Tony Hinchcliffe Video“It’s tough, but sometimes you’ve got to stand up for yourself. You’ve got to push back.”
  2. 2018 Moontower Festival Lineup: Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Nikki Glaser, […]The seventh annual Moontower Comedy Festival takes place in Austin in April, and today they revealed the full lineup of comedians slated to […]
  3. Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and […]With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New […]
  4. Remembering Lashonda Lester, the Funniest Person in Austin A wave of shock and grief swept through the Austin comedy scene yesterday as news spread that 2016’s Funniest Person in Austin winner […]
  5. Bob Odenkirk, Dan Harmon, Michael Ian Black, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 10th through Sunday the 19th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
  6. Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong, Colin Quinn, and More Join the 2017 Moontower […]The sixth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival takes place in Austin next year, and today they revealed the initial lineup of […]
  7. the urbanist
    9 Artists Who’ve Become Their Cities’ Unofficial MayorsFamous townies — like Wayne Coyne, George R.R. Martin, and Erykah Badu — who’ve become local mascots.
  8. Chris Hardwick, Todd Barry, Cameron Esposito, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 11th through Sunday the 20th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
  9. James Adomian, Maria Bamford, Ron Funches, and More Join the 2016 […]Austin’s fifth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival is slated to take place in April 2016, and today they revealed an early look at the […]
  10. The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LAWelcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Though […]
  11. Building a Comedy Scene in Austin with Sure ThingPopular Austin, Texas standup showcase, Sure Thing, packs the back-porch of the Austin Java coffeehouse every Saturday night, even in the […]
  12. Check Out ‘The Daily Show’s New Texas-Themed Opening TitlesThe Daily Show kicked off its week in Austin, Texas last night, and the show began with the above Western-inspired opening title sequence […]
  13. Keeping Moontower Weird: Inside Austin’s Youngest Comedy FestivalI started my weekend by watching a grown man fit a fake vagina over a microphone. Let me explain. The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in […]
  14. crimes and misdemeanors
    Tyler, the Creator Arrested in AustinFor inciting a riot.
  15. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Is Doing a Week of Shows in Austin for SXSWJimmy Kimmel is getting ready to host another week of his late night talk show from Austin, Texas. From March 10th to March 14th, Jimmy Kimmel […]
  16. Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, and More Join Austin’s Fun Fun Fun FestAustin music and comedy festival Fun Fun Fun Fest just announced this year’s lineup. Jack Black and Kyle Gass’s band Tenacious D are […]
  17. tours
    Map of Friday Night Lights’ Shooting LocationsGoing to South by Southwest? Take a break at Coach Taylor’s house.
  18. Moontower Fest Disinvites Matt Braunger for Performing at Competing SXSW There’s a rivalry brewing in Austin, Texas, between two spring comedy fests: The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and South by […]
  19. news bloopers
    Dazed and Confused Passerby Keeps Austin Weird in Local News GaffeEverything’s weirder in Texas.
  20. junk
    Vince Hannemann, the Junk King of AustinAnd his Cathedral of Junk.
  21. Fun Fun Fun Fest Has a Funny Funny Funny Comedy Line-UpWhat a great trend it has been for music festivals to include comedians. Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, which this year runs from November 2-4, is […]
  22. What to Expect When Dave Chappelle Does a Surprise Show in Your TownFollowing an abrupt departure from his wildly popular (and still widely quoted) sketch show, stand-up/actor Dave Chappelle has managed to […]
  23. Splitsider’s Guide to Austin’s Comedy SceneThough I was not born in Texas, and did not get here as fast as I could, and while much of what lies outside Austin City Limits is a mystery to […]
  24. the princess bride
    Read a Princess Bride–Themed MenuA Valentine’s Night “Princess Bride Quote-Along & Feast”? Inconceivable! … Actually, no, that’s quite conceivable.