On the Verge: Maggie Maye
Welcome to our series On the Verge, where our contributors highlight comedians they feel are ready for their next big break. Whether they’re already working in television or still waiting to land their breakout gig, these are just some of the comedians we’d like to se... [Read More]
Highlights from the 2017 Funniest Person in Austin finals
The 32nd annual Funniest Person in Austin contest would, like any proper marriage, feature something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Or purple. Plus a round of Rum Runner shots on the house. Cap City Comedy Club bustled and burst forth with mixed emotions on Tuesday night.... [Read More]
Scenes from the 2016 All Jane Comedy Festival
I'm staying in a 1960s trailer in a backyard with free bicycle rentals, looking over a fence at an abandoned gas station converted into a food truck pod, and down the block sits In Other Words bookstore, with its front-window sign boasting it's a safe space that will not condone offensive talk or ac... [Read More]
Scenes from the 2016 All Jane Comedy Festival
I'm staying in a 1960s trailer in a backyard with free bicycle rentals, looking over a fence at an abandoned gas station converted into a food truck pod, and down the block sits In Other Words bookstore, with its front-window sign boasting it's a safe space that will not condone offensive talk or ac... [Read More]
Maggie Maye’s set on Conan: “My style is best described as a young girl whose father has her for the weekend”
Maggie’s style is best described as a young girl whose father has her for the weekend. In her set she clears up what it really means to be sassy. Maggie Maye’s set on Conan: “My style is best described as a young girl whose father has her for the weekend” appeared first on Th... [Read More]
Maggie Maye on Conan
Maggie Maye made her big late-night TV debut on Thursday night's Conan and crushed it. Maye is based in Austin and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, where people have called her weird (which is good for "keeping it weird!" in Austin) and sassy, but at least that's better than being called "white gir... [Read More]
The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LA
by Samantha Pitchel Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Though Los Angeles and New York City are home to the country’s biggest comedy industries, they aren’t the only cities with thr... [Read More]
Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!
The moon towers of Austin are the last of their kind in the world. Purchased secondhand from the city of Detroit in 1894, the towers were designed for no more threatening a purpose than to illuminate the city– an early example of nighttime municipal electricity. But when they first arrived at ... [Read More]
SXSW 2014: The Laugh Button Live! with Gotham Comedy Club (photos)
Putting on live comedy shows at SXSW is a total blast. Though we might be biased, we think this year’s show was our best yet. Our friends at Gotham Comedy Club were also on hand to help us put together the night. We had the fortune of Jim Breuer travel down to host a night […]SXSW 2014:... [Read More]