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    COMEDY & IMPROV

    Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals presents BOYS OF SUMMER

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    July 24 - August 1, 2015

    Like a little bad boy in your man? A wayward preacher’s kid, perhaps a not-so-polished professor? Then the 2015 Boys of Summer is your ticket to satisfaction! Watch as these seemingly straight-laced men shed their decorum and take turns singing and dancing as the stars of “Girls Girls Girls’s: Boys of Summer Improvised Comedy Musicals!”

    Performing at The Institution Theater, a new "boy" will guest ...more


    What's the Story Steve?

    Presented by Move Your Tale and Coldtowne Theater at ColdTowne Theater, Austin

    April 4 - August 29, 2015

    What's the Story Steve is improvised, interactive theater for kids and their adults. Based on suggestions from the audience, our cast creates a completely new show every week. Featuring Steve,...more

    Happily Ever After: An Improvised Disney Musical

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    July 11 - August 29, 2015

    Happily Ever After is an improvised musical fairy tale inspired by Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, as well as newer favorites like Tangled and Frozen. Magic,...more

    Close Up: An Improvised Comedic Mockumentary

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    August 1 - August 29, 2015

    Every Saturday at 6pm in August, The Hideout Theatre presents an improvised comedic narrative in the style of The Office, Parks & Rec, and Best in Show.


    IMPROMP-TWO - A Casual Improv Duo Night

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    January 25 - August 30, 2015

    **** FREE SHOW EVERY SUNDAY AT 7PM!  FREE PARKING!   DONATION BAR! ****

    ImprompTwo is a casual evening of improv performance featuring the duo Cascade with a different top-notch...more

    Door No. 4 Presents: An Immersive Cinema Experience

    Presented by Door No. 4

    September 19, 2015

    Townspeople of Austin

    If there is one thing an outlaw can’t resist, it’s a hootenanny.

    We’re fixin’ to lure these no-good bandits into a trap by holding the...more

    BizAid Business Orientation

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Austin Public Library - Carver Branch, Austin

    September 23, 2015

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    The Great Austin Wig Out

    Presented by Austin International Drag Foundation Inc. at Spider House, Austin

    September 27, 2015

    Dance Your Wig Off at this Wig-A-Licious event taking place at Spider House (2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705) on Sunday, September 27th from Noon to 6pm. 
    Put on your favorite wig...more

    Patio Talk Improv

    Presented by Coldtowne Theater at ColdTowne Theater, Austin

    August 5 - September 30, 2015

    COME OUT AND SEE COLDTOWNE THEATER'S FIRST AND ONLY ALL-FEMALE HOUSE TROUPE HEADLINE EVERY STINKIN' WEDNESDAY.

    Patio Talk is a comedy troupe based in Austin, Texas. Each show begins with a...more

    Neil Gaiman

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    November 13, 2015

    The Long Center presents Neil Gaiman, November 13 at the Long Center.

    Neil Gaiman is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, as well as an author whose work crosses...more

    The Capitol Steps

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    November 14, 2015

    The Long Center presents The Capitol Steps, November 14 in Dell Hall.

    The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical...more

    Free Improv Mixer

    Presented by Merlin Works and ZACH Theatre at Zach Scott Kleberg Stage, Austin

    April 26 - November 15, 2015

    Merlin Works hosts monthly improv mixers fourth Sundays 3pm – 5pm at The ZACH. The Mixer is  a free, facilitated improv comedy jam intended to introduce the joy of improv to...more

    Last Comic Standing

    Presented by One World Theatre at One World Theatre, Austin

    November 20, 2015

    Season 9 of the laugh-out-loud Last Comic Standing premieres July 22, 2015 on NBC. This EMMY nominated stand-up comedy competition returns with an all new group of the world's funniest...more

    BOOKER AND A BUDDY

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 27 - November 28, 2015

    **** Fourth Saturday of Every Month at 10pm at The Institution Theater ****

    Storied and renowned Austin improviser, Tom Booker, performs an hour-long improvised romp with a friend of his...more

    MONOLOGUE JAM - Solo Competitive Improv

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 7 - December 5, 2015

    **** First Saturday of Every Month at 10pm at The Institution Theater ****

    The world is full of characters: yours. The Austin Improv Monologue Jam celebrates the power of instant...more

    WHITEBOARD: COMEDY IS A MESS

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 14 - December 12, 2015

    **** Second Saturday of Every Month at 10pm at The Institution Theater ****

    Improvisation, Institution style, that invites the audience to literally fill up the board with too many ideas....more

    TARANTULA - Organic Improv

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    February 21 - December 19, 2015

    **** Third Saturday of Every Month at 10pm at The Institution Theater ****

    Tarantula is Improv like you’ve never seen before. It’s an experience. It’s an organic, odd,...more

    Perform @ The Dougherty

    Presented by The Dougherty Arts Center at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

    June 23 - December 25, 2015

    The Dougherty Arts Center Theatre is now accepting reservation applications for 2016! The DAC has been home to local, national and international performing artists since 1978. Bring your next film...more

    The Fancy Pants Mash Up

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 6, 2014 - May 1, 2020

    Sometimes the owners of the Hideout go on fancy trips. And sometimes, while on these fancy trips, they find something so delightful that they can’t help but bring it back to share with...more

    The Flying Theater Machine

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 25, 2014 - May 2, 2021

     Select Sundays in May & June, at the Hideout Theatre, Flying Theater Machine presents a hilarious and delightful family friendly improv show:...more

    Free Class

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 4, 2014 - May 21, 2022

    Curious about classes at the Hideout, but not quite ready to commit to six weeks and $189? Come check out a FREE sample of our classes.

    We’ll give you a low-pressure taste of the...more

    Pick Your Own Path

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    June 13, 2014 - November 11, 2022

    BEWARE AND WARNING!

    This show is different from all other shows.

     

     

    You the audience and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in the story.

    Do...more

    The Free Fringe

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 22, 2014 - May 24, 2024

    After a few drinks at the bar, improvisers are prone to saying things like “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea for a show…”...more

    Maestro: Elimination-Style Improv Comedy

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 17, 2014 - May 25, 2024

    Every Saturday at 10:00 the Hideout presents twelve of Austin’s virtuoso improv comedians for a night of games and scenes based on audience suggestions — but only one of them will make...more

    The Weekender

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 25, 2014 - May 26, 2024

    Every Sunday night is a combination of Austin’s newest student performers and some of the most experienced troupes in town.  Get blown away by the raw, joyful energy of the...more

    The Big Bash

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2024

    The Big Bash‘s all-star lineup of performers will kick off your weekend with games, scenes and improvised stories in the audience’s favorite genres. This show combines the very best...more

    PGraph Presents

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2024

     

    Parallelogramophonograph (Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, and Valerie Ward) has been performing together for over 8 years and 500 shows (and counting!).

    They specialize...more

    Improv, Standup, Writing and Sketch Comedy Classes

    Presented by The New Movement at The New Movement, Austin

    Ongoing

    The New Movement is the only venue in Austin dedicated solely to studying the comedic process – our teachers have jump-started the careers of hundreds of performers, come see why! Our...more

    The Threefer

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    Ongoing

    The Threefer is absolutely the best way to get a sample of what Austin improv has to offer. Troupes from every improv theater in town converge to perform here every Thursday, for only three...more

    Kick Butt Actors Open Mic

    Presented by Kick Butt Coffee at Kick Butt Coffee, Austin

    Ongoing

    The Kick Butt Coffee Mic is open to all actors...film, stage, internet or otherwise to work out your craft in front of a real live audience. Like all our new open mics this may take some time to...more

    Improv Zero-Free Intro Class

    Presented by The New Movement

    Ongoing

    It certainly seems that taking an improv comedy class would be nerve racking. We understand you may want to test drive before you sign up, that’s why we offer our FREE Improv Zero class...more

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