H-Town Picks

Top 5 Houston Happenings in January

See why 2017 is off to a great start.

01/02/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Save the Dates

Sugar Land Gets Sweeter Thanks to New Entertainment Venue

Top-notch performers head to Houston's newest arena in 2017.

12/30/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Native Sons

Today Would Have Been Bill Hicks's 55th Birthday

In only 32 years, comedian Bill Hicks left a legacy few comics can hope to achieve.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Weekend Warrior

What to See, Do and Laugh at This Weekend: Aug 26–28

Puppets go rogue, Renoir hits the silver screen, plus a thought-provoking exhibit opens at the Holocaust Museum.

08/25/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Fall Arts Guide 2016

8 Great Readings and Comedy Shows Coming This Fall

If not Jonathan Safran Foer, then how about a little Jim Breuer?

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hot Ticket Tuesday

Golden Tickets of the Week: Aug 16–21

A Janis Joplin musical, bingo in the park, plus a SNL impressionist. Consider your weekend updated.

08/16/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Weekend Warrior

What to Do and See This Weekend: July 15—17

Crooners from the '60s, a screening of Sundance winner Sonita, plus a murder mystery that's drop-dead good.

07/13/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Laugh Track

Do You Have What It Takes to Stand Up at Open Mic Night?

Five comedians dish about opening up at the Houston Improv.

07/11/2016 By Liz Hardaway

Comedy

See Jane Lynch Sing…Outside of the Shower

The former Glee star brings her musical-comedy show to the House of Blues.

06/02/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 8–10

The annual Art Car Parade rolls through downtown, the Symphony plays Boléro, Moores Opera Center's Anna Karenina, comedian Ron White and singer Tori Kelly at Retention Music Center.

04/06/2016 By Nick Esquer

Comedy

Laugh at Your Pain

Comic Ester Steinberg puts big city life on blast in her stand-up set at Lucky's

08/17/2015 By Nick Esquer

Fajitas on Ice

What’s the Mayor of Reykjavik Doing in Houston?

Stand-up comedian and former mayor Jón Gnarr might just be the next president of Iceland—but for the time being, he’s calling Houston home.

03/09/2015 Photography by Justin Calhoun By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

A Laughing Matter

Houston’s Comedy Scene Finally Gets Some Respect

The first annual “Come and Take It Comedy Takeover” debuts this month at Warehouse Live.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

comedy

Lewis Black's 10 Greatest Rants

In anticipation of his appearance tonight, we've assembled the definitive list of Black's top take-downs.

11/13/2014 By Michael Hardy

comedy

Jerry Seinfeld's 10 Greatest Hits

In preparation for his stand-up special tonight at Jones Hall, we pick the comedian's funniest bits.

08/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Best of Houstonia

Fall Arts Preview 2013

The very best of the coming season, including the return of Beyoncé.

09/30/2013 With Catherine Matusow, Kerry H., and Katharine Shilcutt By Michael Hardy

Comedy

Found Footage Festival

Aurora Picture Show hosts a festival of funny found video clips - and there's nothing paranormal about it

04/30/2013 By Eric Harrison