Comedy is having a high-geek moment in Austin. Here are some local comedy hot spots, including old favorites, high culture spots, and open mic nights.
Adorable little grooming stations line the wall of Paramount's upstairs ladies' room, with cushioned piano benches, portrait mirrors, and mini-countertops to daintily place your handbag.
Did you know that Conan's on Stassney hosts open mic Comedy Night on Mondays? Neither did I, until a close friend invited me out for what I thought was just pizza. Talk about a cheesy date! (See, I'm preparing for open mic night too.)
Not everyone knows that Red 7 hosts national touring comedy acts. But in keeping with their metal sensibilities, I saw the (loud, irreverent, wonderful) Doug Stanhope there three years ago on their outdoor stage, along with a packed, fist-pumping audience.