Best Comedy / Improv Troupe

TIE: ColdTowne Theater, Master Pancake Theater, Esther's Follies

Lucky Austinites have been riding the resurgence of improv and comedy troupes, and facing this kind of comedic talent, how could you choose just one? Ever since ColdTowne relocated home base from NOLA to AusTex, it's brought the laughs with notable aplomb and genius. Blown out of the creative nostrils of Mr. Sinus Theater, Master Pancake Theater is the newcomer to this category combining heckling, live performance, and film. Esther's Follies has been a longstanding mainstay of Texas and political humor, walking the fine line between faithful favorites and innovative new sketches. Three cheers to these masters of comedic timing – this year, times three.

ColdTowne Theater
4803-B Airport, 512/814-8696
www.coldtownetheater.com

Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020
www.drafthouse.com/austin/theater/ritz

Esther's Follies
525 E. Sixth, 512/320-0553
www.esthersfollies.com

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