Cap City Comedy Club

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Cap City Comedy Club

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Address 8120 Research Blvd
Years of Operation 1980-Present

Cap City Comedy Club (formerly The Laff Stop) is a professional stand-up comedy club in Austin, Texas and home to the Funniest Person in Austin competition. It also played a part in the early history of improv comedy in Austin.

In the 1980s, the venue was known as the Laff Stop. In 1986, The Laff Staff was created from a series of workshops run by actor Rodney Rincon. The troupe included Robert Faires, Dee Llewelyn, and Joel McKean (Michael McKean's younger brother). Making their debut in early 1987, they performed a 45-minute pre-show lounge slot four days a week for about five years.