Located right beside Esther’s Follies is the beloved Velveeta Room, a legendary intimate venue for stand-up comedy. The below 4 reasons will inspire you to drop by the next time you’re in downtown Austin.
1. Every Show Is Different
From newbies trying out unknown material to well-known comedy superstars, The Velv (as it is affectionately known) always has something new. Support unknown brave locals, or see your favorite comedy celebrity when they breeze into town.
2. It’s a Welcome Hidden Gem on 6th
Perfectly located at 6th and Red River beside Esther’s, The Velv is very un-6th St. It’s an intimate venue, the drinks are cheap, and it’s rarely crowded. Once inside, guests smile at the dimly lit walls, colorful murals and perfectly placed mirrors that make you feel instantly at home. And did we mention cheap drinks?!
3. You Can Channel Your Inner Comedian
Come on, you know there is a part of you that wants to stand on stage and do your thing. Don’t keep your best impressions and observations to yourself! Open mic is held every Thursday night where you can watch both newcomers and pros trying out new material.
4. Laughing Is Good
Life can get pretty serious sometimes, between work, bills, responsibilities and adulting. Call your friends, book the babysitter, park at the Convention Center 2 blocks away for $10, and get your butt over here. We have a cold drink waiting for you.
If you’ve never been to The Velveeta Room, or it’s been awhile, come on down. We know you’ll be glad you did. Check out the upcoming events and buy tickets HERE.
About the Author:
Laura Mathis is a past Esther’s Follies performer who graced the stage from 2003- 2006 with her Canadian charms and willingness to wear any type of costume to get a laugh. Follow Laura on Twitter @thelauramathis