12,000 Degree$: A Monthly Comedy Battle. Take two comics and pit them against each other during three rounds of standup, karaoke and freestyle rapping. Houston comedy kings and hosts Mycal Dédé and Zach Dickson know that it's tough to excel in all three genres, which adds to the laughs as audience members watch them succeed or fail. This Thursday it's a battle of the cities, with Austin's Zach Brooks going up against H-Town's Rich Williams, a traveling headliner who appears all over Texas. If Brooks sounds familiar, it's because the incredibly handsome (according to Dédé) funnyman got his comedy start in Houston and now hosts Peep Show at Austin's Spider House and When We Were Young at The New Movement. Crowd participation is key and ultimately votes to determine the winner. Make it an evening and wash down the $10 plates of famous Burns Original BBQ with that night's drink specials.
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