Did y’all know we have a few comedy legends on our team? Avery Moore, one of our Super Experience Hosts, is an amazing standup comedian who has headlined comedy clubs, performed at comedy festivals, and recently had an amazing showing at Moontower Comedy Festival.

Photo credit: Wes Ellis (IG: @atwes). elliswes.com

She’s also nominated for Best Comedian by the Austin Chronicle! Can you tell we’re proud? Here are Avery’s Top 5 Comedy and Arts Venues:

  1. The Paramount Theatre –  To me the paramount is the heart of Austin. A lot has changed here, but the old movie palace and neon fan still stands. The Paramount is a great place for families with their famed Summer Film Series (celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this summer!) and the Story Wranglers (an interactive literary youth theatre program) and incredible live programming all year long. The film series is my preferred way to beat the heat in the summer, and performing at the theatre and seeing comedy there is one of the joys of my life! Moontower! Wow!
  2. The Velveeta Room – standup comedy in downtown Austin is rooted on the intersection of Sixth and Red River. Open since 1988, The Velveeta Room or The Velv gets its name from muralist and comedian Kerry Awn’s lounge act character, Ronnie Velveeta. So no, cheese cannot be found there, just funny jokes. Texas comedy legends like Bill Hicks, Ron White, and Johnny Hardwick have all performed on the legendary stage, and every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday you can see the funniest local and touring acts light up the stage.
  3. KMFA Studios – tucked away on the east side are the KMFA studios where I frequently catch the beautifully curated theatre, jazz and classical performances in their very cool space. Ticket prices range from Free to like 40 bucks, but there are TONS of free events. Just go to KMFA.org/events and get your mind blown.
  4. The Fallout – I love it here. My incredibly talented friends banded together to create an artists owned community driven haven for weird weird people. It’s in the fallout shelter of a Masonic lodge.  Ash i think you can elaborate on this one.
  5. East Austin Comedy Club – started over in a the pedi cab warehouse district over on the east side by the recycling plant in the back of a art space in a hidden velvet clad speakeasy type joint called the tiger den. They were challenged with licensing by the city and have since moved to their new home at 2505 E 6th St suite d, Austin, TX. This club is run by comics and the I just think they do good stuff 🙂

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