Hosted and curated by comic Matt Bearden, the show features some of Austins most beloved—and most buzzed-about—stand ups. And there's no better judge than Bearden, a local veteran who recently shared some advice on navigating the scene and turning comedy into a career with CultureMap Austin.
Check out some clips from the comics featured on this weeks show, and definitely reserve your tickets early—it usually sells out.
With appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Comics Unleashed, the HBO Comedy Festival and The Dudley & Bob Show, Jimmie Roulette is one of Austin's favorite touring performers.
We've told you all about how Ramin Nazer recently performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival, and we even interviewed him about the experience; we're glad he has a night off from hosting shows like Live at ColdTowne to join the PUNCH! lineup.
A former Funniest Person in Austin winner, Eric Krug has been a guest on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, in addition to performing at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and SXSW Comedy.
A veteran of the Boston Comedy Festival, Maggie MacDonald was also a finalist in this year's Funniest Person in Austin contest. In an industry where most performers have monotonous day jobs, Maggie's got something more solid to fill up her 9-to-5: shes a vet, which makes for some great stories.
In addition to featuring on shows like PUNCH!, Hashtag Comedy and It’s Always Funny in Austin, Mac Blake hosts KOOP’s Mascot Wedding show and regularly performs with sketch group Stag Comedy. He’s also known for his sick burns, as evidenced in the clip below.
PUNCH! usually sells out, so reserve a ticket online for the 8 pm show.