Stand Up Comedy
- JUNE 17TH: Seth Cockfield
After over a decade of experience (he’s over ten years old) and countless forays into the rough waters of the world of stand up comedy, Seth Cockfield has finally made it. Gone are the days of obscurity and rejection, where the young wet-behind-the-ears boy from New Orleans gets bounced from open mic lists and fired from Whole Foods for something that was presumably someone else’s fault. Drawing from his lifetime of not being Jewish, but being confused for being Jewish, and then trying to not sound racist while he explains his problem with being called Jewish, Seth’s neurotic delivery and insightful wit are enough to keep any audience from walking out of the room for exactly however long his set is.
- July 23rd – Joel Keith
Austin comedian Joel Keith has successfully reached his $6,000 Kickstarter goal in his quest to fund a Borat-style mockumentary about his Hungry Todd Rungy competitive eating persona. [Eaterwire]
- August 20th – Mac Blake
Mac Blake is a comedian who has performed at the Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, TX.
Mac recently collaborated with animator, Russell Hopkins on his latest stop motion animation piece done entirely with construction paper as the voice of a giraffe.
- Derek Phelps
Derek encapsulates what we're about at The Show! He plays trumpet with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears w/ Hard Proof Afrobeat and also works as a Stand Up comic in the ATX.
- September 24th – Ramin Nazer
Ramin Nazer is a comedian based in Austin, TX.
He also draws a comic called Strippy which you can read at www.strippycomics.com.
- David McQuary
David McQuary is a stand up comedian from Austin TX. He currently attends The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a staff writer for the Texas Travesty, a fake news source. In 2010 he was a finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest.
He likes to drink iced tea.
- October 8th – Andy Ritchie
Originally born in Canada, the Minneapolis raised comedian, Andy Ritchie, first cut his teeth in the local improvisational scene. Switching his focus to stand-up and his location to Los Angeles, Esquire reporter Colby Buzzell described Ritchie's material from one of his many Comedy Death Ray performances as ".. this was one of the funniest jokes I'd ever heard", in his feature for the 2006 Best and Brightest issue. Ritchie left Los Angeles in 2008 to continue his work in clubs and colleges where he has been met with enthusiastic crowd responses and critical acclaim.
2009 saw Ritchie perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal where his New Faces performance was recognized as one of only four "Standouts" in the festival by Time Out New York.
- Chris Cubas
"Brimming with a more-than-healthy dose of ‘what the hell is wrong with you people?!’ angst, Chris calls to mind Lewis Black’s societal rants combined with Richard Pryor’s deadpan delivery style. In other words, he’s a true original." - Amp Magazine 2008 "Touching on topics ranging from Sept. 11 to necrophilia, Chris Cubas was obviously comfortable on the stage. Cubas kept the crowd in hysterics with a blend of taboo topics and self-depreciation." -Eric Pulsifer, Austinist.com
- November 12th – Lashonda Lester
Detroit native Lashonda Lester has been on the Austin comedy scene for a few years now. But before that, she worked in all manner of jobs, from professional wrestling manager, publishing and even politics.
- January 14th – Rob Gagnon