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It's everything important about
Austin, Texas.
Local comedy, local music, local performers, local businesses...

If you can't party in Austin tonight, watch The Austin Variety Show. It's like a trip to the best place in the whole wide world... If you can party in Austin tonight, we're surprised you're sober enough to read this.

The Austin Variety Show is Austin's best Music, Comedy, Performers, and Audience Participation, videotaped with a Live Audience for Television.

The Austin Variety Show is created at Highland Mall, in the heart of Austin, Texas - and is made with the help of Austin's coolest businesses.

The Austin Variety Show was created by [austin swim]'s creator, Troy Dillinger, who's also an award-winning filmmaker and Austin musician.

The Austin Variety Show is videotaped with a live audience once a month, and tickets are available on this website. The live show's schedule is:

8pm - Doors Open

9pm - The show begins with an opening monologue

9:15pm - A Stand-Up Comedian that you've probably seen on Comedy Central

9:30pm - Live Music from Austin's best and most entertaining bands

10pm - Audience Participation Games & prizes - a different one every show:

  • The Real Live GAME SHOW - an adult-themed collection of + games and challenges for prizes and attention
  • The Mating Game - an adult spin on a tv classic
  • The Gong Show - austin's least talented people battle + each other (and the gong) for cash & prize
11pm - The Closing Act:
  • burlesque troupes - austin's finest naughty performers doing special numbers for the show
  • weird performance groups - everything from magic to musical theatre to comedy

  • ... Oh, and there's funny video segments between each act - with fresh new content for each show pulled from the headlines like fruit from a tree.   Comedy fruit from the news tree.

    and it's Sponsored by Austin's coolest businesses!

    Performers PDF Print E-mail

    Who's performed on Austin Variety Show Live?

    Performer Artist Credits
    Marc Maron WTF Podcast, Maron on IFC, Louie on FX, Conan, Letterman, Tonight Show
    Shane Mauss Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central Presents
    Tom McCaffrey VH1's "Best Week Ever", Comedy Central, Onion News Network, Smoking Gun's "World's Dumbest"
    Mike MacRae Letterman, Comedy Central, MADtv, Frank TV
    Brooke Van Poppelen VH1, MTV, TLC
    Dan Soder Comedy Central
    Tom Booker former co-host, Second City
    Kerry Awn Funniest Person in Austin, original member Esthers Follies
    Ramin Nazer Funniest Person In Austin, Craig Ferguson Show, Just For Laughs Fest
    Andy Ritchie Funniest Person In Austin, Comedy Central, Just For Laughs Fest
    Lucas Molandes Funniest Person In Austin, Comedy Central, WTF w. Marc Maron
    Bryan Gutmann Funniest Person In Austin, Comedy Central
    Doug Mellard Funniest Person In Austin, Comedy Central, NBCs "Last Comic Standing"
    JT Haberstaat Altercation Punk Comedy Fest, FunFunFunFest
    Chris Cubas FPIA Finalist, Ralphie May, SXSW, FunFunFunFest
    Matt Willis FPIA Finalist
    Charlie Hodge & Matt Sadler KLBJ-FM, Charlie Hodgecast
    Ruby Collins FPIA Finalist
    Seth Cockfield
    Redd Volkaert Merle Haggard, Grammy Winner
    Junior Brown Bob Wills TX Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel
    The Wagoneers Austin City Limits, Grand Ole Opry, CMT, Americana Pioneers
    James McMurtry Columbia Records, Americana Music Assn. "Album of the Year"
    Not In The Face SXSW, FunFunFunFest
    Star*Star Rolling Stones Tribute feat. Stu Cook (C.C.R.), Hector Muñoz (Alejandro Escovedo), Erik Hubner (Hellapeño) and AVSL host Troy Dillinger
    Ghost Knife Riverboat Gambers' Mike Wiebe & Ben Snakepit
    Foot Patrol Austin's favorite "foot funk" band
    John Pointer SXSW
    One Eyed Doll Austin Music Awards Winners, Americas Got Talent finalist
    Leatherbag Austin City Limits
    Stinky Derringer Troy Dillinger's comic alter-ego
    Johnny Hootrock former members of Austin/Black Cat legends Flametrick Subs
    DJ Cynco Dance-Trance DJ
    Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat Punk-Cabaret Music
    Dead Music Capital Band Marching Band
    The Hot!Karl Sho All-Star porno prom band
    Contrabandits Raggae
    Sweat & Lotion backing band of Charlie Hodgecast
    Big Mess Devo Tribute
    Cardinal Cyn Burlesque
    Savonne the Minx Burlesque
    Black Widow Burlesque Burlesque
    Goldie Candela Burlesque
    Delia Dread Burlesque
    Gemmi Galactic Burlesque
    Head Over Heels Burlesque Burlesque
    Pearl Lux Burlesque
    Roxie Moxie Burlesque
    Michelle Manx Burlesque
    Amae Amani Bellydancer
    Bullwhip Tango Dance Team
    Austin City Showgirls Dance Troupe
    StarBella Dancers Dance Troupe
    About Troy PDF Print E-mail

    He's even awesomer.


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