Tom Booker and Asaf Ronen carved this southern outpost of Austin improv out of an industrial space in the warehouse wastelands between St. Edward's University and Ben White Boulevard in 2007. It's built on a foundation of improv, this institution, but the 47-seat black box theatre and many rooms of the Southside's comedy epicenter also feature sketch and stand-up and odd puppet shows and pretty much anything that can raise a chuckle. There's also a strong mix of classes in stand-up, sketch writing, filmmaking, and auditioning, as well as improv.
South Austin's popular, near-frenzied school of improv and comedy hosts Laugh Out Proud, a showcase of up-and-coming LGBTQ comics. "Everyone included, no one excluded." And most of them, we reckon, real funny. Sat., Jan. 9 - Sat., March 4Sat., Jan. 21, 10pm. $5.
Penny Dime Productions debuts with this Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers play about the bromance of Hollywood actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Performed by Megan Sherrod and Cristina Flores under the direction of Emily Rankin. Fri., Jan. 6 - Sat., Jan. 21Through Jan. 21. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $15.