Cap City Comedy Club
Austin has become one of the best-recognized cities in the U.S. for emerging stand-up comedy talent, and Cap City is the home base where these stars are born. As the insider's spot for seeing the best comedy in Austin as well as what's touring the country, it's not surprising to see celebrities like Kevin Nealon, Doug Benson, and Matt Bearden hanging out at the bar. Cap City is also the home of the annual Funniest Person in Austin Contest, which draws hundreds of hopeful comedians each year and springboards one lucky contestant to stardom. It's been around for three decades, and the upholstery on the seats shows each one of those well-worn years. There is usually a two-item minimum for most shows, which includes wells, beers and food.