Sat, 8pm – Austin Java

Saturday, August 31st

8:00 pm at Austin Java (12th & Lamar)

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Brendan K. O'Grady - 1527


A native of southern California, Brendan K. O'Grady honed his bright, playfully sharp style of stand-up by starting on the mean streets of Austin's open mic scene.

Now he's a regular at comedy clubs and theater showcases all over the city, and his own co-hosted weekly show, SURE THING, has been highlighted in the digital pages of Austinist and Culture Map Austin as one of the best spots in town for top-notch free laughs.

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Duncan Carson - 1553


Duncan Carson wonders how a lot of words and phrases got started. He also tells stories about times that he has looked silly or has been sad, and if you laugh at them it will make him feel better. He is never having as much fun as he is doing stand up.

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Ryan Schutt - 1619

Washington, DC

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he tries to relate to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses heavily on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between himself and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly everything else that has a problem, not him.

Ryan has performed at the North Carolina Comedy Arts, Boston Comedy Arts, Cape Fear Comedy, and Memphis Comedy Festivals. He has also made multiple appearances on "The Alyona Show" on Russia Today, "The Stream" on Al Jazeera, and "The Arch Campbell Show" on ABC 7.

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Kat Timpf - 1629

Detroit, MI

From the first word that comes out of Kat's mouth, you will realize that this pretty, petite, innocent-looking blond is not what you expected. In her shockingly deep, raspy voice, Kat delivers deadpan self-deprecating humor with enough twists to keep audiences on their toes.

Kat Timpf has performed standup comedy throughout the country, from California (Comedy Store, Flappers, HaHa Cafe) to New York (Gotham Comedy Club, Laughing Devil Comedy Club, Standup NY, New York Comedy Club, Levity Live) and everywhere in between. She has worked with top international headliners, including Pablo Francisco.

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Ramin Nazer - 1833


Known for his dead-pan absurdity, Ramin Nazer has become a fast rising name in the world of stand-up comedy. Nazer was named 2012's "Funniest Person in Austin" by Cap City Comedy Club and made his national television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS that same year. In addition to performing at clubs and colleges across the country, Nazer makes regular appearances on The Dudley and Bob Show on 93.7FM KLBJ and was featured in the "New Faces of Comedy" showcase at the prestigious Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

In 2013, Nazer released his debut hour-special entitled "You Were Good Too" which is available for download or streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rhapsody. When not on the road, he can be found hosting his stand-up showcase every Friday at ColdTowne Theater."

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Brendan Fitzgibbons - 1748

Palatine, IL

Brendan Fitzgibbons combines current events and observations as well as personal story-telling. A typical Fitzgibbons set will include getting to know the crowd and observing the atmosphere of the room. His sets cover a variety of subjects while keeping the audience gleefully engaged with his charismatic and energetic style.
He has been writing, acting and performing stand-up comedy in New York City for six years. He performs regularly at both UCB theaters in New York. His work has been featured in The Onion, McSweeney's Lucky Magazine, Bravo, and MTV.

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Kofi Thomas - 1604

Boston, MA

Kofi Thomas drives a school bus, picks up all passengers and takes them for a ride through his world. He pokes fun at the contradictions of how people see him and the actual thoughts racing through his head. As an outsider as a child, he has always been an observer and now presents the hilarity he sees in everyday situations.

Kofi Thomas has been performing standup comedy for over 7 years. He is from Caribbean parents, grew up in the toughest part of Boston and takes pride in a whimsical outlook on life. His style is personal and above all honest. He invites people to laugh at his missteps as he tries to figure out this world.

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Cody Melcher - 1646

Chicago, IL

Cody Melcher is not only a lexicographic snake-oil salesman, but a wit-wanton and literary gentleman who is not afraid to talk about the important issues of today, such as politics, the English language, and the Battle of Trafalgar. On stage, he weaves a tapestry of obscure observations and personal proclivities designed to delight and enlighten. Frolic with him in his flights of fancy before civilization is destroyed by anti-semantic goons.

He is a Cast Member of the stand-up collective 100 Proof Comedy at ComedySportz Chicago, co-produces a showcase called Double-Shot Showcase, has a monthly podcast--Tomefoolery--where comedians talk about weird books, is a Senior Writer for the live late-night talk show Talk Hard, is Head Writer for Humbug Media, writes and produces plays through his company, The Ministry of the Flightless Parrot, and has performed at such fantastic places as Chicago Underground Comedy, The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and The Laugh Factory.

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David Drake - 1621

Chicago, IL

David Drake is a stand up comedian slash human-being out of Chicago. With a high energy delivery and a pretty good face, David tackles the hard hitting topics like stealing bananas and talking to girls.

David Drake is a comedian. He is a very funny comedian. Since moving to Chicago he has been named 'Best of the Midwest' by the Iowa Comedy Festival and has been featured in Chicago's Snubfest Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Boston's Magners Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy, the Detroit Comedy Festival, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Cleveland's Ingenuity Fest, the Women in Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in New York. He was also featured in Comcast's televised stand up specials 'Who's Laughing Now?' and 'Trial by Laughter' as well as the College Humor Live show at the UCB theater in New York. David currently performs nationwide while working out a niche in Chicago's alternative comedy scene and sometimes he'll eat fries off your plate. He feels bad about that.

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Jake Sharon - 1533

Austin,TX/ Denver

Jake Sharon starts his sets by making fun of his crazy self just long enough to disarm the crowd; and uses that opportunity to sneak in a couple challenging opinions, throws a few curveballs, and tickles a sacred cow or two.
Jake also sometimes busts out a known tradition of his podcast- The Battery Podcast- by finding a positive to any negative the crowd can shout out. He dares you to stump him! Jake can find the bright side to anything! Other times, he just goes off on a wild tangent, but he always brings it back together, and surprises even himself- by the lessons he and the crowd have learned. He also likes hugs!

Jake Sharon is a silly, brain-damaged goofy head. His improv background & years of aggravation fuel his manic outbursts.
Jake's universally enjoyed style has allowed him to work with Jim Jefferies, Brian Regan, Nick Vatterott, Jon Reep, Kyle Kinane, Josh Blue, Chris Porter, Steve McGrew, Ben Kronberg, Shane Mauss, & David Alan Grier. Jake tours colleges & the best clubs across the country, including the Denver Comedy Works, Harvey's, the Improv, etc. Jake was featured in The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, The Seattle International Comedy Competition, The Rocky Mountain Laugh Off, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and twice in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and three times in the Boston Comedy Festival. His antics have appeared on ESPN, Warner Bros.' Elimidate, and Reader'

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Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.

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