Austin loves its music festivals; that’s no secret. But while ACL Fest and SXSW draw a national (and in the case of the latter, global) crowd, Fun Fun Fun Fest is kind of a reward for the locals, really. With edgy acts ranging from the radio-friendly MGMT, M.I.A and Snoop Dogg to more off-the-radar musicians and comedians like Tenacious D, Del the Funky Homosapien and Patton Oswalt, FFFF brings the jams and the laughs as it takes over Auditorium Shores. Single-day tickets are $79, while 3-day passes range from $179 to $325.
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Few funnymen these days are considered anywhere near the level of comedic brilliance established by the late, great George Carlin, but if there’s one contender who could eventually reach it, that person would be Louis C.K. The dark but startlingly accessible comedy actor/writer/director/producer has received more Emmy nods than anyone can shake a stick at — not that he seems to care about his own hype, though, nor is he trying to cash in on it. “This year,” he declares through his website, “I’m trying something new, building on the fun, success and fan-benefit of selling my content online… I’ve cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price. To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing.” Know what? We just might. Louis graces the Moody Theater’s ACL Live Stage December 13 and 14 with three performances.
Louis C.K. live at the Moody Theater, 310 West 2nd Street
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:30 and 10:30 pm
Buy tickets here for $45 apiece
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
$5 admission; ticket prices vary for special events
521 East 6th Street, next to Esther’s Follies
Details at the The Velveeta Room’s website