If the face above seems familiar for some reason, the truth is, there are at least four sources from which to choose — to wit: 30 Rock, Soul Plane, Chelsea Lately and Zoolander. Godfrey (yep, that’s his whole name) is one of the busiest comedians on television today, and he’s bringing his stage show to Capital City Comedy Club here in Austin this weekend, with two performances on Friday and two on Saturday. General admission tickets are $15 with seating on a first-come, first-served basis, while assigned seats are $19 and a King Kong ticket – the best deal – gets you 2 reserved seats, 2 drink tickets (good for beer, wine, well liquor, or soda), 2 tee shirts, and 2 passes to a future club show. Sorry – no refunds if you split your side from laughing too hard.
Tickets $15-$55: Friday, Aug 25 and Saturday, Aug 26, 8 and 10 pm
Capital City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd.
Details and tickets here
We all know him as the long-running host of E!’s “The Soup” and the leading man on NBC’s “Community.” But Joel McHale’s taking the show on the road, and he’s stopping this weekend at the Long Center. The pop culture know-it-all graces the stage at 8 pm this Saturday; those of us in need of a night full of snarky good fun can buy tickets ($39-$69, depending on section) via the Long Center’s website
Sunday, May 18, 8 pm
In Austin, we have two globally-renowned music festivals, an interactive festival, several film festivals, and even an annual celebration of Eeyore’s birthday; with a quirk factor and penchant for big events as grand as ours, it stands to reason we’d eventually get around to hosting a comedy festival too. And since we’re all about enjoying the best of everything, the Moontower Comedy Festival’s driving forces are no small potatoes; The Onion, Esquire Magazine and Funny Or Die are the architects of next week’s side-splitting affair.
Cap City Comedy Club and the Paramount Theatre will host comic legend Steven Wright, SNL “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyer and snark genius Aziz Ansari, as well as dozens of up-and-coming comedians, at various events running April 25-28. Badges, VIP passes and single-performance tickets for most shows can be purchased at moontowercomedyfestival.com.
April 25-28, various locations
See official website for more info
Celebrating 25 years of making Austin laugh, Capital City Comedy Club continues to roll out the red carpet for both established and up-&-coming comedians, and up next is Bobby Lee. Lee’s bio describes him as “a Korean American comedian who most recently starred in the television series MADtv, where he played most of the Asian roles on the show. Among his recurring characters is the Average Asian who grows increasingly aggravated at stereotypes of Asians, and an impersonation of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.”
Thursday, May 12, 8 pm
Friday, May 13, 8 & 10:30 pm
Saturday, May 14, 8 & 10:30 pm
$9 general admission; $12 reserved seating
8120 Research Blvd. (512) 467-2333