Austin is the perfect place for comedian Pete Holmes to tape a one-hour standup special. We here in Austin like to believe we “Keep it weird,” and Mr. Holmes hosts his own successful podcast called You Made It Weird, presented by the Nerdist network, which happens to have production studios for its YouTube channel here in Austin.
Small world, right?
Well, on Oct. 23, the Los Angeles based comedian is performing two free Austin shows at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. These aren’t just any shows; they are tapings for Holmes’ one-hour Comedy Central special, and admittance is free with your RSVP.
About Holmes, you may not know his face but you’ve likely heard his voice, as he both writes and voices the E*Trade baby from the commercials. Aside from also appearing on VH1’s Best Week Ever and voicing multiple characters on Ugly Americans, Holmes is also a nationally touring standup comedian. His material errs on the side of quirky, absurd, observational and oddly relatable.
Want to experience a top comedian and be part of a TV audience? Click here to reserve your free tickets. The shows start at 7 and 9:30 p.m., but you’re required to show up 45 minutes before showtime (TV people are finicky like that).
Watch Holmes doing his thing on this Conan appearance below.