The Institution Theater
3708 Woodbury Drive




First Saturday of the month

SMILE MORE! An All-Female Stand-Up Showcase

Smile More! is the 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 monthly showcase.

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!

Featuring the comedy stylings of Nikita Redkar, Megan Tucei, Ronnita MIller, Brett VerVoort, and KATIE STONE


Check out the Facebook page for more info including the ever-changing all-star line-ups.