Wednesday, August 31st

10:30pm @ The Velveeta Room This venue is cash only. Pay once, stay as long as you want

Brian Gaar

Brian Gaar doesn't usually like to give away his set, but here are a few descriptive words he provided to whet your appetite: delicious, steaming, bundt.

Here are some other words: warm, hot, cold, Thermos, Back to the Future, Michael Gross, office clock, coffee mug, application field.

Brian Gaar is a mild-mannered reporter by day and a painfully amateurish, risk-averse comedian by night.

On bad nights when he questions his life choices, Brian consoles himself with petty family drama and his Playstation 3. He also owns a wife.

Bob Khosravi

Bob Khosravi is a storytelling absurd optimist. Described as bright and engaging with a subtle sense of darkness, his comedy is rewarding to anyone with a sense of humor.

Bob was born a baby, which his mother appreciated. By the age of 5 he had mastered a bit of two languages, and at the age of 10 he accidentally brought those bits together to create a laugh. Fascinated, he spent the next two decades examining and refining this ability. He now presents the finest 10 year old's sense of humor anywhere in the United States (contiguous).

Shawn Wereley

Shawn Wereley specializes in humor that is smart, but not self-indulgent or excessively high-minded. Despite being known as in Austin as the "guy who does math jokes", he really only has one. But it is pretty awesome.

He digresses on topics not usually found in stand-up performances, from why murders on trains are exciting to why auto insurance costs too damn much, with a little bit of metahumor sprinkled in to get the comedy nerds all excited.

If he's saying it on stage, it's because it's funny... to him at least.

Joe Staats

Jo was assaulted twice and had an STD scare. Bad things come in three. Come hear how he can turn tragedy into humor. Laughter heals all wounds. Except for the cuts on his face. Those required stitches.

Joe Staats is a comic based out of Austin, TX. He has been performing stand-up comedy for over 4 years now. His style is high energy and based on a lot of actual true stories.

Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl is a writer/performer/producer with Cinematic Titanic, the live version of the TV series 'Mystery Science Theater 3000', for which she was a writer and on-air actor in the recurring role of "Pearl Forrester." She's appeared on Comedy Central and A&E doing standup, and in stage productions in New York and Los Angeles. Mary Jo has contributed to the Austin Chronicle, Minnesota Monthly,, PBS and more. Her work is featured in several anthologies, including 'Life's A Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women's Humor' and her commentaries have aired on NPR's All Things Considered. She has also contributed to RiffTrax, and often appears with Master Pancake in Austin. Pehl's book, 'Employee of The Month and Other Big Deals', will be available in September through

Lashonda Lester

Lashonda has been working in show business for more than 20 years. Her comedic material draws on her various crazy life adventures, including working in pro wrestling, politics, and everything in between.

Lashonda won the First Annual Kick Butt Comedy Tournament in 2008, was a semifinalist in the 2009 & 2011 Funniest Person In Austin competition and written and performed her one woman show 'Shondee Superstar: This Sh!t Really Happened.' When not performing, Lashonda enjoys buying stupid items on eBay and returning them.