I do comedy.

I'm just a girl who used to be a boy. Some people find that pretty funny. For everyone else, I tell jokes.

Bio


Carina Magyar has been performing stand-up comedy in Austin since 2010. She was the runner-up in the 2017 Funniest Person in Austin contest. Recently, she's performed at the Moontower Comedy Festival, headlined the Velveeta Room three different weekends, and been featured in the Amazon Prime documentary "Funniest." She's the showrunner for the longest-running standup showcase in Austin, Live at Coldtowne, every Friday night. She has opened or featured for Jen Kirkman, Michael Ian Black, Joe DeRosa, Kate Willett, Maggie Maye, Chris Cubas, Johnny Hardwick, and many more. By day, she's a Senior Content Strategist for Springbox, and has led workshops on content strategy for private clients and conferences around the United States. She's also the mother of two small children and one very small freelance journalism career. She wrote a children's book and runs the Austin comedy website Last Gas Comedy. For SEO reasons, she will now mention that she's a transgender standup comedian.

Shows


Selected Credits


Out of Bounds

Austin

Standup coordinator, host, storyteller.

Jen Kirkman

North Door, Austin

Featured for a sold-out show, joined Jen on stage for a skit.

Birds & Birds

Velveeta Room, Austin

Headlining weekend

Altercation Comedy Festival

Kick Butt Café, Austin

Featured performer

Thanks, Academy!


Weird Brunch


Oooh neat!

A parallax transition!

These never get old, right?

for the kingdom


A beautifully illustrated children's book about a wild adventure through a magical realm.

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For the Kingdom

48 pages of gorgeous illustration, gripping adventure, and weird creatures the whole family will love. Reading level: Grades 1 to 4.

$20

Jukebox Stories


Life encroaches on life, one choice at a time.

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Getting old is a bitch.

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Some ghosts just aren't born yet.

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Chuck Dunwoody and the Case of the Ostrich Killer

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You've never tasted it like this.

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The things you break when your mother can fix anything.

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What one learns from a teacher is not always what is taught.

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No matter what you do, don't stop.

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Not everyone makes it out of eighth grade alive, not really.

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A life on vibrate.

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Journalism


Head Cheese:Austin Chronicle

Pat Dean takes over The Velveeta Room, a venue that's redefining what a "comedy club" can be.

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Head Cheese

Confidence Man:Austin Chronicle

Vietnam-born comedian Tai Nguyen on insecurity and his shot-in-the-dark TV special.

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Confidence Man

King for a Month:Austin Chronicle

How comedian Chris Cubas talked his way into being one of the wealthiest people in Austin – temporarily.

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King for a Month

Awful / Lucky:Austin Chronicle

The Austin comedian and Baskets co-star Martha Kelly has two ways of looking at her improbable path to fame.

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Awful / Lucky

In Her Shoes:Austin Monthly

After 30-plus years of denial, a transgender woman discovers that while the transitions from male to female brings fears and doubts, it also brings acceptance and, ultimately, freedom.

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In Her Shoes

Press


I got hooked, I got the bug, and I was terrible for years. That's how it works."

Austin After HoursCBS AustinWatch the clip...

The world always needs more LGBTQ perspectives, and for Austinite and trans comedian Carina Magyar, comedy is the best way to put hers out into the world."

Josh WatkinsSpectrum SouthRead more...

As the runner up in this year’s Funniest Person in Austin contest and Live at Coldtowne host, she’s become a comedic city gem with her unique and hilariously relatable jokes."

Courtney NaquinAustin ChronicleRead more...

That’s usually the root of good comedy, somebody who’s had a real experience that’s worth sharing."

Courtney RunnAustin WomanRead more...

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