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Upstream podcast: New doc ‘Funniest’ is a snapshot of the Austin comedy scene

Last comic standing.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 14, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:26 pm CDT

Every year, hundreds of Austin comedians compete in the Funniest Person in Austin contest. Dustin Svehlak and Katie Pengra’s new doc, Funniest, follows six comics with very different stories through the potentially life-changing process. 

We spoke to Svehlak about the film, the Austin comedy scene, and the importance of the contest.  

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*First Published: Oct 14, 2016, 1:11 pm CDT