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    OCTOBER SHOWS WILL BE HELD AT THE PARISH, 214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701!

    Ripped from the pages of real life, Mortified Live ( is a storytelling show where adults share their most embarrassing childhood letters, lyrics, journals, home movies and artwork… in front of total strangers. Equal parts comedy, theater, and therapy, Mortified has been hailed “a cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and featured on This American Life, NBC’s Today Show, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, & Talk of the Nation. The project operates grassroots chapters in 10 cities (from DC to LA to Malmo, Sweden) as well as produces books, film and TV projects.


    SEATING: Please be advised, seating is limited (1st come, 1st served) & many attendees are standing. If seating is important to you, our best suggestion is to purchase Priority Seating or have a member of your party arrive when doors open. If you have health issues that require special arrangements, email us at and we will do our best to accomodate.
    SOLD OUT STATUS: If a show is sold out, the venue offers a limited number of tickets for sale at the door 5 minutes prior to showtime. Please note, tickets bought at the door for a sold-out show are generally for standing room only.
    AT THE DOOR: Tickets sold at the door are CASH ONLY ($20)
    DOOR TIMES: House doors open 60 min. prior to an event (usually about 6:30 pm).
    CANCELLATIONS: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.
    NO-SHOWS: Tickets are held until showtime. After that time, space is released to wait listed patrons.
    COST: Online adv. ticketing is lower than day-of door prices.
    Love the live show? Share the shame at home, too. Listen to The Mortified Podcast! Watch the TRAILER for our documentary, Mortified Nation. (Watch the film streaming on Netflix!)

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    Our debut anthology, Mortified: Real Words, Real People, Real Pathetic, has been hailed by NBC’s Today Show, DailyCandy, E! and Esquire. Our second anthology, the romance-themed Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield , continues the Mortified tradition, delivering a heartbreaking Valentine to our collective past.

    Have questions about MORTIFIED ATX? Contact us at!

      Don’t Tell Comedy
      For people who love laughing and despise overpriced drinks!

      Secret Comedians
      Secret Location

      BYOB to a secret location (revealed at noon on the day of the show) and see the best comedians from around the country! You never know who might show up!

      How does it work?
      Purchase a ticket and the exact location of the show will be emailed to you at noon on the day of the event.

      What to expect:
      Join us at a secret location to experience a diverse lineup of hilarious (secret) comedians! Our secret locations have included storefronts, residences, rooftops, and the occasional steam ship! Come to Don’t Tell Comedy have a few drinks, laugh, and meet new people!

      Check out our Website for more info

      Performances by:


      You’ll find out!

        Join Austin Film Festival for a free live script reading of The Olympian, Winner of the AFF 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Comedy Award, written by Troy Anthony Miller. When a gifted but rebellious teen javelin thrower is kicked off her high school track team, her only hope for Olympic glory is to seek out the rowdy, reclusive former champion to be her coach. The result is a story that is both comedic and full of heart. Enjoy delicious Indian food and help to support local writers, filmmakers, and actors!

          The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

          Don’t miss him LIVE at The Paramount Theatre of Austin on March 22nd!

          Hands down I had one of the best nights of my year last night. I am not really into comedy clubs or shows because I never think to go but a blog follower suggested I check out The New Movement in East Austin and it was hilarious, I do not remember the last time I laughed that much.

          I had no idea what to expect, it really is a little hole in the wall that could be easy to miss. Once the night got started they had my friends and I laughing all night. Very East Austin feel – exactly something that someone who is looking for a unique part of Austin culture need to try out because this is Austin, East Austin! It is exactly what everyone loves about East Austin, their appreciation of the arts, that quirky feel.

          I have never seen an improv comedy show so the whole experience was new to me but it was great – the cast was so talented and creative, hats off to them.  

          It is not really advertised but it is BYOB – I did not know that getting there but there is a gas station so we managed to get a few cold ones before the start – everything is a little more funny after a cold one. None the less the BYOB was great, we did not pay to get in and free parking so we had a great Wednesday night completely FREE! Those looking for a full night can take a class and watch a show talk about a package deal all free.

          On Wednesday nights at 7:00 they offer Free Improv Classes, followed by two free shows.

          Tonight – they offer an Open Mic Night for $2.00. This is an anything goes show featuring whoever shows up at 9:00 to sign up for a time slot. Anything goes – standup, music, character monologues, poems, sketches, video, anything!

          For more information on the classes they offer and other shows visit their website. As far as anything involving inprov comedy in Austin, this is the place. Hands down, a must try.

          1819 Rosewood Avenue
          Austin, Texas 78702