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, roast battled at SXSW, riffed movies with Doug Benson, 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 Laura Kightlinger, Jen Kirkman, Michael Ian Black, Joe DeRosa, Vanessa Gonzalez, 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. She's affordable.


It's finally here! Sure Thing Records published my debut album on March 29, 2019, and now I have to write all-new material. But I'm very proud of it. I think it's good. Buy it on iTunes or at the link below.



Live at Coldtowne

Austin's longest-running weekly standup showcase. Takes place every Friday at 10pm. Co-produced with Ky Krebs.

Out of Bounds

Standup producer for Austin's longest running comedy festival. Takes place every year the week leading up to Labor Day.

Slap Bracelet

Creator of a monthly women's standup-and-panel show format at Alamo Drafthouse's Barrel O' Fun. 4th Wednesday of every month. Co-produced with Brett VerVoort.

Austin Pride Comedy

Producer for the Official Austin Pride comedy showcase in 2019. All-local, all-queer event raised money for OutYouth's safe house for LGBTQ+ youth.

Last Gas Comedy

Webmistress of Austin's most complete online comedy calendar.

Date or Die

Creator of blind dating-themed show in which two random comedians are thrown on stage to get to know each other for 15 minutes. Available for festivals and pop-up events.

Standup Co-op

Creator and organizer of a biannual standup mutual education group, where comedians swap knowledge on various topics.



Selected Credits

Laughed Out

Las Vegas

Headlining act at the inaugural queer comedy festival in 2020.

Jen Kirkman

North Door, Austin

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

Roast Battle

SXSW Comedy, Moontower

Yeah, I won.

Moontower Comedy Festival


Bye Felicia, I Don't Think So Honey

Oooh neat!

A parallax transition!

These never get old, right?

Thanks, Academy!

Weird Brunch

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.


Jukebox Stories

A parable on habits colliding.

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A day in the afterlife.

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They cannot put you in your place if you are everywhere.

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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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Head Cheese:Austin Chronicle

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

Head Cheese

Confidence Man:Austin Chronicle

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

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.

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.

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.

In Her Shoes