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, 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 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 the Director of Content Strategy for Springbox, and has led workshops on content for private clients and conferences around the United States. She's also the mother of two small children and wrote a children's book. She's affordable.

Weird Brunch


Thanks, Academy!


Album




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. You can also stream it on Spotify, Google Music, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, and the rest.

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Album

Shows


Press


Carina Magyar's Kingdom

04/12/2019

As a comedian who is transgender, her role first and foremost is to make us laugh, but inherent in good comedy are the thought experiments that twist our mental processes and extract pleasant surprise. - Comedy Wham

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Carina Magyar Thinks Sleep is Overrated

11/03/2018

"I got hooked, I got the bug, and I was terrible for years. That's how it works." - Austin After Hours with Taylor Ellison

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The State of Comedy

08/30/2018

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

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Texas Trans Comedian Stands Up for Equality

07/05/2017

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. - Spectrum South

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Trans Comic Carina Magyar's Rising Star

07/03/2017

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. - Austin Chronicle

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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

Austin

Bye Felicia, I Don't Think So Honey

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.

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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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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

Tweets


I like how everyone has immediately characterized Trump's idle tyrannical thought as "floating" it. Come to America… https://t.co/vo4Wje34BG

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Depression: Don't go outside. Me: I know this is going to feel weird, but thank you.

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