This endearingly tiny, BYOB theatre on the Airport Boulevard corridor between I-35 and Koenig bears the name of the troupe that was chased out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, wound up in Austin, and opened this little powerhouse of improv and stand-up and sketch comedy. It's been rocking a diversity of troupes and solo artists every night of the week for years. This is where improv royalty The Frank Mills got their start – and still headline weekly. This is where Maggie Maye runs the stand-up mic on Mondays. This is the home of Midnight Society and Movie Riot. This is one of those stalwarts of the comedy scene where the good shit happens.
Check out what's happening in this right-next-to-that-funky-video-store hotbed of hilarity. This Thursday features Frankenfriends
– that's Dave Buckman
, Michael Jastroch
, and Rachel Madorsky
– rising like a phoenix from the Frank Mills' ashes
, followed by the swingin' sketch mayhem of Pendulum
. Friday brings Movie Riot
and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy
and that Live at ColdTowne
stand-up showcase hosted by the hilarious Carina Magyar
. Then there's that spurtastic Hidden Valley
from LGBTQIA comedy troupe Martini Ranch
and the wacky dating-gameshow skewering of The Rose: Pleasure Lagoon
on Saturday night – with a potent chaser of Midnight Society
! And Sunday's got that Stool Pigeon
, of course, and – see website for more.
Abby Lincoln has moved into Martini Ranch to direct the lastest LOL round of queer comedy with extra-gay musical direction by Brady Marchand. From tender to raunchy – expect a lot of PDA. Saturdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 29, 7-8pm.