No joke, these 7 famous comedians all live in Austin now
You're probably aware that Joe Rogan lives in Austin. In 2020, he packed up his place in Los Angeles and moved to a new home along Lake Austin. Earlier this year, he even opened a comedy club on Sixth Street called Comedy Mothership.
While the Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival brings a slew of comedians to town each year, there are actually a handful of other famous comedians who call Austin home as well.
Here are the famously funny men and women you may spot around the city.
As mentioned, Rogan lives and works right here in Austin. His comedy club opened in early March in the building that once housed the historic Ritz Theater while his podcasting studio is located inside his $14.4 million 10,980-square-foot mansion.
When Comedy Mothership opened its doors, there were many surprise appearances on stage. One comedian who performed was Roseanne Barr. Rumor has it she has a place in Hill Country. When she guested on Kill Tony's podcast, recorded at Vulcan Gas Company, she was introduced as "Texas's own." Then, on April 6 she shared a post on Instagram that says, "Hosted Passover with my Texas Fam!"
Speaking of Kill Tony, Rogan's buddy Tony Hinchcliffe followed his friend to Austin. You can catch Hinchcliffe and the Kill Tony Regulars at Vulcan Gas Company. Antone's was previously home to Kill Tony, but they parted ways after the host referred to an Asian comedian with a racial slur and made offensive jokes about the Asian community.
Married comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky, hosts of the popular Your Mom’s House podcast, also moved to Austin in 2021. On March 28, Segura posted a video of himself on the Zipline at Circuit of the Americas stating that it was way scarier than he thought.
In January of 2022, Ron White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was retiring from stand-up at the end of 2022. Well known for his involvement with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, he explained to the paper that it was his goal to retire in Texas. He owns a penthouse in downtown Austin and has made recent appearances at Comedy Mothership, despite his "retirement."
Finally, we don't have confirmation whether it's happened yet, but at his show at Sunset Strip in April of 2022, Jeremy Piven announced that he is moving to Austin. Best known for his role on Entourage, the actor donned a cowboy hat, played the drums, and said, "I just got a place here; I'm moving here."