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    COMEDY & IMPROV

    Jeff Dunham

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    May 5, 2016

    Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is loading up the bus along with his cast of characters and heading to the Frank Erwin Center on Thursday, May 5 on their “Perfectly Unbalanced” International Tour.

    Dunham has carved a unique corner in the comedy world that’s as funny as it is popular. The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most ...more


    Who’s in Bed with the Butler? An American Farce by Michael Parker

    Presented by Gaslight Baker Theatre at Gaslight-Baker Theatre, Lockhart

    May 13 - June 4, 2016

    If you want to laugh, this fast-paced comedy with non-stop mayhem and outrageous characters is the show for you.  A California billionaire has bequeathed all is assets to his only daughter...more

    Fiasco: An Improvised Story of Powerful Ambition and Poor Impulse Control.

    Presented by The Hideout Theatre at The Hideout Theatre, Austin

    May 7 - June 25, 2016

    Every Saturday in May and June at 8pm, The Hideout Theatre presents Fiasco: An Improvised Story of Powerful Ambition and Poor Impulse Control. 

    Inspired by the Bully Pulpit Games RPG...more

    famiLIES, a new play

    Presented by Coldtowne Theater at ColdTowne Theater, Austin

    May 14 - June 25, 2016

    ColdTowne Theater (4803 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751) presents the world premiere of famiLIES, an original play developed entirely through improvisation in collaboration with the notable iO West...more

    One Man, Two Guvnors

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Topfer Theater at ZACH Theater, Austin

    June 1 - June 26, 2016

    It's the Swingin' Sixties and the easily-confused Francis Henshall attempts to keep his two employers (local gangster Roscoe Crabbe and upper class criminal Stanley Stubbers) from meeting and...more

    The Comedy Get Down

    Presented by Frank Erwin Center at Frank Erwin Center, Austin

    July 16, 2016

    Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and stand-up specials, a talk show, three radio shows and two books. Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Eddie Griffin, D.L....more

    Beginner Improv Classes

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    May 16 - July 18, 2016

    Improv 101: The Spirit of Play

    Learn the fundamentals of improvisation. The class’s interactive exercises build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach you how...more

    Singing Improv Classes

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    May 18 - July 20, 2016

    Improvised Singing 101: Improvised Songs

    Have fun making up your own songs with a live musical improviser every week. We will cover topics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles,...more

    Buyer and Cellar

    Presented by ZACH Theatre at Zach Scott Kleberg Stage, Austin

    June 8 - August 14, 2016

    This giddily hilarious one-man play staring J. Robert Moore will have you doubled-over laughing, proclaiming “it’s like butta!" Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes an outrageous job...more

    HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE Improv

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    August 15, 2015 - August 20, 2016

    The audience put the writing on the wall...and we will follow every word!

    On the empty stage sits a blank whiteboard. It calls to YOU, the AUDIENCE, to fill it with suggestions—words,...more

    HIGHLY SUGGESTIBLE Improv

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    August 15, 2015 - August 20, 2016

    The audience put the writing on the wall...and we will follow every word!

    On the empty stage sits a blank whiteboard. It calls to YOU, the AUDIENCE, to fill it with suggestions—words,...more

    FREE Improv Mixers

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Theatre, Austin

    February 28 - October 23, 2016

    Improv Mixer (Free!)

    Merlin Works hosts monthly improv mixers fourth Sundays 4pm – 6pm at The ZACH. The Mixer is  a free, facilitated improv comedy jam intended...more

    Free Open Warm-up Jams

    Presented by Merlin Works at ZACH Whisenhunt Stage, Austin

    March 13 - November 20, 2016

    Free Open Warmup Jam

    Join the cast of our Second Sunday Improv Show in fun warm up improv games. An instructor leads group and paired activities to give you a taste of the improv...more

    Tom Booker's Game Night!

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    January 23, 2016 - January 28, 2017

    ** FREE PARKING!  DONATION BAR!  LOTS OF LAUGHS! **

    Join Tom Booker as he host an late night show catering to those who love to play improv games! Tom will invite audience...more

    Saturday Night Tightrope

    Presented by The Institution Theater at The Institution Theater, Austin

    January 23, 2016 - January 28, 2017

    ** FREE PARKING!  DONATION BAR!  LOTS OF LAUGHS! **

    Saturday Night Tightrope is an opportunity for students, alumni, and friends of The Institution Theater to collaborate,...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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