May
6
10:00 pm22:00

SMILE MORE May 1 Year Anniversary Show

  • The Institution Theater

This month, SMILE MORE celebrates the life of Lashonda Lester, the Queen of Austin comedy. Proceeds from the show will benefit the family she left behind, her husband and special needs son. It's also our 1 Year Anniversary of doing shows at The Institution, so there will be TREATS! 

Smile More! is a monthly feminist standup comedy show that’ll have the audience smiling, but not because some random dude on the street suggested it. Austin’s most unapologetically funny women break through the glass microphone to deliver big laughs. Period.

Valerie Nies hosts a curated night of comedy from a combination of veteran and beginner all-female, all-funny standup comics in this showcase that recurs the first Saturday of the month.

Grab friends, get drinks, and guffaw!

MAY LINEUP
Nikita Redkar
Megan Tucei
Ronnita MIller
Brett VerVoort
and KATIE STONE

May
2
8:00 pm20:00

We Run This

  • ColdTowne Theater

Tuesday, May 2nd, WE RUN THIS brings you BEAT IT: jokes & stories about winning, running away, and let's face it, there's no way at least one of them will not be about wanking. 

Featuring: 
The magic headlining powers of BOB KHOSRAVI. 

WITH: 
Valerie Nies
Lea'h Sampson
Roman Gonzalez
Marie Valerio
Adam Serwa
Rachel Hall
Claude Ramey
Emily Howell
Ky Krebs
Symply Courtney

And, as ever, your hosts: Melody Shifflet and Michelle Mirsky!
$5 // doors at 8 // show at 8:30

Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

Tightrope Risky Reading

I'm debuting a story about signing a virginity pact when I was 14 years old!

 

 

 

The FREE SHOW is hosted by Camp sLaughter and features authors and creators of all types sharing their first drafts for the first time. 
Featuring: 
Gloria Rabil Bankler
Nicole Becklet
Valerie Nies
Nichole Bennett
Casey Marie Quinlan
Scott Hearne

Apr
1
10:00 pm22:00

SMILE MORE! April

  • The Institution Theater

Smile More! is a monthly feminist standup comedy show that’ll have the audience smiling, but not because some random dude on the street suggested it. Austin’s most unapologetically funny women break through the glass microphone to deliver big laughs. Period.

Valerie Nies hosts a curated night of comedy from a combination of veteran and beginner all-female, all-funny standup comics in this showcase that recurs the first Saturday of the month.

Grab friends, get drinks, and guffaw!

APRIL LINEUP
Jacqueline Leona
Kim Stacy
Caitlin Feeney
Rachel Streitmann
and LISA FRIEDRICH

Mar
17
10:00 pm22:00

FREE ADVICE Standup & Q&A: Help Wanted LIVE

  • The Institution Theater

Help Wanted presents: FREE* ADVICE, a standup showcase and Q&A! Austin's funniest comedians perform sets and aftewards offer advice to your hosts and self-help addicts, Valerie Nies and Regina Soto. Because everyone knows comedians have the healthiest advice!

Lineup includes: 
Ali Thompson (FPIA Finals)
Elizabeth Spears (FPIA Finals)
Robert Segovia (SXSW, SF Sketchfest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, OOB). 
Vanessa Gonzalez (Standup Empire, Women in Comedy Festival, Oddball Comedy and Curiostiy Festival, 3rd place FPIA)
and MORE!

*This event actually costs $5, but for that chump change you'll receive plenty of free advice!

This event will also be Help Wanted podcast's debut LIVE recording.

Mar
10
Mar 11

That Time of the Month

  • ColdTtowne Theater

The late night show hosted by women that your heart has long desired, but broadcast networks have never delivered is premiering in Austin!

Once a month (assuring both are not on their periods so they can make clear-minded hosting decisions), Meghan Ross and a guest co-host will showcase talented acts from humans who happen to be women, including an interview with a Strong Female Lead(er) in Austin.

This month's 2-Year Anniversary episode features:
Guest co-host Valerie Nies (SMILE MORE, Reductress)
Strong Female Lead(er) Lexie Cooper (President of Austin NOW)
Stand-up from Yola Lu (Bumbershoot, Austin Sketch Fest)
Improvised commercials from Damn Gina (Night Watch, Austin Chronicle)

$5 ticket includes free anniversary treats & champagne!

Mar
4
10:00 pm22:00

SMILE MORE March

  • The Institution Theater
Smile MoreMarch.jpg

Smile More! is a monthly feminist standup comedy show that’ll have the audience smiling, but not because some random dude on the street suggested it. Austin’s most unapologetically funny women break through the glass microphone to deliver big laughs. Period.

Valerie Nies hosts a curated night of comedy from a combination of veteran and beginner all-female, all-funny standup comics in this showcase that recurs the first Saturday of the month.

Grab friends, get drinks, and guffaw!

MARCH LINEUP
Brittany Flurry
Samantha Stepp
Tess Hermes
Zaeli Kane
and AVERY MOORE

Feb
16
8:00 pm20:00

Thursday Night Tightrope - Indie Night

  • The Institution Theater

This FREE SHOW is hosted by Red Handed and will feature an improvised performance from:

Norman Tran
Ellen Pizarek
Brad Geiger
Sue Jordan
Nithesh Kurella
Tatiana Jitkoff
Rachel Creason
COACH: Wyatt Tall

Feb
4
10:00 pm22:00

SMILE MORE! February

  • The Institution Theater

Smile More! is a monthly feminist standup comedy show that’ll have the audience smiling, but not because some random dude on the street suggested it. Austin’s most unapologetically funny women break through the glass microphone to deliver big laughs. Period.

Valerie Nies hosts a curated night of comedy from a combination of veteran and beginner all-female, all-funny standup comics in this showcase that recurs the first Saturday of the month.

Grab friends, get drinks, and guffaw!

FEBRUARY LINEUP
Elizabeth Spears
Jennifer Hill
Meghan Ross
Melody Shifflet
and Funniest Person In Austin 2016 LASHONDA LESTER

ADD US ON Do512:
http://do512.com/events/2017/2/4/smile-more-an-all-female-standup-showcase

Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

The MIKEY & TEDDY Show at Fubar

  • Fubar

NO COVER

The MIKEY & TEDDY Show @ FUBAR

Mikey Scott & Teddy Margas bring their hysterical banter (think Sonny & Cher meets Laurel & Hardy) to the stage along with some extremely funny comics.

Come out & support LIVE comedy and have a blast while doing it. FUBAR is famous for strong drinks and a fun time.

THERE ARE SEVERAL PARKING IDEAS:

You can park in the BANK OF AMERICA lot across the street for $10.
You can use the LAUREL HARDWARE valet
You can find parking on CRESCENT HEIGHTS (both sides) after 7 PM
You could also CAB it, UBER it or LYFT it...allowing you to drink 'til your hearts content.

This weeks COMICS include:

ROGIN KIM
GEORGE B. BLAKE
KAREN WYETH
and
VALERIE NIES


with

SOUNDS FROM D.J. Berty at the Bar

and the HOTNESS that is

Nick your Bartender

Check in on FACEBOOK when you arrive for DRINK SPECIALS!!!

"See ya on the boulevard"

Jan
7
10:00 pm22:00

SMILE MORE! January

  • The Institution Theater

Smile More! is a monthly feminist standup comedy show that’ll have the audience smiling, but not because some random dude on the street suggested it. Austin’s most unapologetically funny women break through the glass microphone to deliver big laughs. Period.

Valerie Nies hosts a curated night of comedy from a combination of veteran and beginner all-female, all-funny standup comics in this showcase that recurs the first Saturday of the month.

Grab friends, get drinks, and guffaw!

JANUARY LINE UP
Ariel Greenspoon
Courtney Peterson
Jaci Kramer
Jacqueline Leona
and YOLA LU