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Bad Dog's Good Deeds
Contrary to its name, the new Bad Dog Comedy Theater isn't a mean spoiler on Austin's comedy scene. It's about bringing things together, like improv / sketch comedy and stand-up, two veins of comedy that are almost always separate.
"...Before the Bad Dog Comedy Theater opened its doors to the public,..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature

Best Comedy Club
Bad Dog Comedy Theater
"...Ruh roh! Marc Pruter's scrappy Bad Dog club has fallen prey to the Curse of..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Five New Things In Austin's Comedy Scene
A quintuple shot of Lakkalikööri for all my friends
"...Comedy and drinking, drinking and comedy: They go together like..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy Lineup Revealed
Headliners include director John Waters, actor Fred Armisen
"...Tabbed as the comedy hub throughout the expanse of Nov. 7-9’s Fun Fun..."

July 1, 2014 Arts Post by Chase Hoffberger

About AIDS
Discover who's the B.O.S.S. at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre this Wednesday.
"...On next Wednesday, October 25, Bad Dog Comedy Theater presents "Two Hours of Comedy and..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Column

In Person
Who's dumber: Republicans or Democrats? The official results are in.
"...comedian Andy Cobb last Tuesday, August 8, at the Bad Dog Comedy Theater. (Conveniently, the Play-Doh-faced Cobb played all..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Books Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Is Anybody Laughing?
In the midst of economic hard times and a wave of terrorist attacks, the comedy business wonders what's funny.
"...the country, along with a host of nationally known comedy talents from the big and little screens, were set..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Can I get a suggestion for an Austin festival in which troupes from across the country gather to create instant comedy?
"...Improv has been a steady part of the local comedy scene for at least two full decades now, with..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Almost Famous
Three years after leaving Austin for Hollywood, comics Chip Pope and Howard Kremer still aren't celebs, but with pilots for HBO and Comedy Central and a willingness to schmooze, they've come agonizingly close.
"...brief season on MTV's Austin Stories and a five-minute comedy set on NBC's Later, America doesn't know that Howard..."

July 20, 2001 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Immaculate Film
Musicalia at the SXSW Film Festival
"...Accordion Dreams features appearances and commentary from Flaco Jimenez, Bad Liver Mark Rubin, and conjunto historian David Champion Jr...."

March 9, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

A new performance space in South Austin: the Bad Dog Comedy Theater
"...No Good Dogs..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A new tool in finding performance space in Austin.
" Austin Lyric Opera's Mary Armstrong Heller Opera Center, Doghouse Theatre, New Texas Music Works Studio at Flatbed World..."

July 14, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Upright Citizens Brigade: Group Alchemy
The Bad Dog Comedy Theater promised to bring the best in sketch comedy to Austin, and with its combination of clever intellectual comedy and slapstick nonsense, the Upright Citizens Brigade delivered on that promise in spades.
"...Bad Dog Comedy Theater,..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Review by J. C. Shakespeare

Austin Critics Table Winners 2000-01
"...the Austin arts in a brisk ceremony at the Bad Dog Comedy Theater, 113 E. Riverside. It was the..."

June 15, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The scoop on the 2000-01 Austin Critics Table awards ceremony
"...thought that with critics handing out awards in a comedy club, it would have been impossible for folks to..."

June 15, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Short Cuts
Bad Dog Comedy Theater initiates Japanese anime midnight screenings.
"...Bad Dog Bites Golden Airbat Boys Booty Dept: "What the..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Arts Center Stage got a new lease on life -- or at least a new lease on Palmer Auditorium; the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre offers last call, and the Rude Mechanicals gets their second plug of the year in The New York Times.
"...Last Call for Bad Dog?..."

May 11, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Real Estate and Perfect Mates
The year 2000 in the Austin arts, with Top 10 lists by Chronicle Arts critics and their picks for stories and personalities of the year.
"...Hideout, the Mary Ann Heller Opera Center, the Blue Theater, and the Bad Dog Comedy Theater. And along with..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'In the Can With Martha Kelly'
Kelly's homegrown talk show, whether online or live, is refreshingly candid and funny
"...are videotaped in one take in the Cap City Comedy Club's greenroom and are not edited, giving In the..."

May 29, 2009 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Matt Bearden
The Austin comedian on his influences, why he's not in L.A., and Red River hipsters
"...had money in the hoodie market," Bearden opines. "Honestly, comedy and the outdoors are hot death. Two days of..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

ColdTowne: Getting Upright with the originals
Core members from cult comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade raid Austin for the first time since 2000
"...they just here?" Indeed, a version of the cult comedy team was one of the first performances in the..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Just when you thought that Elizabethan drama fad was fading, a slew of Shakespeares hits the scene.
" around Central Texas. The first is the early comedy Love's Labours Lost, which has been adapted and directed..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Keeping It Bearden
"...Austin Chronicle: How did you get started in comedy? I mean professionally, not just being funny. Because I'm..."

July 10, 2009 Arts Feature

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...12. And which of the following Subterranean Theater Company shows has artistic director Ken Webster not revived..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dancing About Architecture
Steamboat returns, SXSW looms closer.
"...seen many promising businesses come and go, with the Bad Dog Comedy Theater being the latest victim of the..."

March 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

With improv comedy all over Austin and even on the tube, it's tougher than ever for improv newcomers to create laughs out of audience suggestions and comedic inspiration. But with a corps of female performers who are appealing and talented and share a sense of direction, the new troupe Catfight has the potential to fly, even here, even now.
"...Bad Dog Comedy Theater,..."

June 15, 2001 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Brothers at Arms
UT film professor Mitko Panov returned to his homeland, the former Yugoslavia, to interview the men he knew in the Yugoslav Federal Army. "They were no better or worse or more bloodthirsty than any of us -- that's my point. Whatever happened there can very easily happen anywhere." The film, Comrades, plays at SXSW Film as part of the Texas Documentary Tour.
"...youthful dreams of career and success, philosophical musings about bad choices, wrong turns, and always nostalgia for their days..."

March 9, 2001 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Short Cuts
To auteur or not to auteur, a fabulous gay movie awards ceremony, kraut-rock!, and now boarding for Lonesome Dove.
"...a seminar this Saturday, June 30, 9:30am-noon, at the Bad Dog Comedy Theater (110 E. Riverside). Sepko will discuss..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Austin Studios internship program wins grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
"...will be held Monday, April 30, 7pm, at the Bad Dog Comedy Theater (110 E. Riverside Dr.) and will..."

April 20, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.
"...special All Hallows Eve presentation from the Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 troupe, defacing (if that's possible) Herschell Gordon Lewis'..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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