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Big Stinkin' International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival 4
"...Festival. In Austin, the word can inspire terror...."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

Big Stinkin' Schedule
"...The Big Stinkin' International Improv Festival II continues through Saturday, May..."

May 23, 1997 Arts Feature

BS4 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
Thursday, Apr 8
"...Maggie Mae's Judo Intellectual (Chicago, IL) Improv Asylum (Boston, MA)..."

April 9, 1999 Arts Feature

Exhibitionism
Big Stinkin' International Improv Fest: Full-Out Fun and No Net
"...Improv is the perfect sport for a person who is..."

May 30, 1997 Arts Review

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.
"...entire comedy scene. By booking both stand-up comics and improv/sketch groups, the club will also bring together two veins..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature

Summer of Laugh
This Year, Austin Comics Got Really Hot
"...sound exciting, particularly when you have nothing but a big, fat pencil and wide-lined paper to work with. For..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

A Monk's Education
"...Improvisation. Every actor knows the art. The ability to create..."

May 23, 1997 Arts Feature

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin
As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny
"...and the Velveeta Room, plus about a hundred other improv and sketch shows – the month boasts the biggest..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

How Sweetlamb It Is
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival's founder returns to power
"...he's the producer of the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival that's turning Austin into a citywide nightclub of laughs..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

ImproviNation
Can I get a suggestion for an Austin festival in which troupes from across the country gather to create instant comedy?
"...Improv fever...."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Stink Is All Over
The BS Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Takes Over Austin
"...to know to comprehend the phenomenal expansion of the Big Stinkin' International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival, the third..."

April 17, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articlulations
Amoa Ceo G-o-e-s
"...with the Dallas Opera and will be heading to Big D in August. While to some it may feel..."

June 20, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Are We Not Theatregoers?
"...in. Reid was tapped by Saban Entertainment at the Big Stinkin' International Improv Festival in April... And speaking of..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Deming Now Dean
"...at a time when the school is making its big push toward the 21st century with a new museum..."

May 30, 1997 Arts Column by Robert Faires

More Strands on the Web
"...site at http://www.io.com/~hagbard/monks.html greets you with a trio of big brothers (the "monks in the hood"), then gives you..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Column

Is Anybody Laughing?
In the midst of economic hard times and a wave of terrorist attacks, the comedy business wonders what's funny.
"...laughter. See, this was the week that scores of improv troupes from all over the country, along with a..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Those Crazy Kids Will Do Anything ...
"...THE IMPROV BANDITS John Henry Faulk Living Theatre, Wednesday, April 7..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

Articulations
This fall, one of the city's most active and daring improv companies is calling it quits (or quilts, as their Web site has it): well hung jury is breaking up.
"...Improv is not forever. Instant theatre seems by its very..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
A new performance space in South Austin: the Bad Dog Comedy Theater
"...venture from some of the folks who brought you improv royalty Monks' Night Out and the Big Stinkin' International..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
What's That Smell?
"...a South by Southwest Puppet Theatre and Interpretive Dance Festival (though we've been meaning to get started on that);..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
Artistic director resignations, more traveling Austin artists, and the missing BS.
"...positions. Paul Norton, artistic director for the Austin Shakespeare Festival for the past three seasons, has left that company...."

Aug. 18, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

115 Comics Walk Into a Bar ...
"...for one measly shot at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado next spring. The contest began in..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Best Excuse for Missing a Gig: a True Story
"...'Twas the night before the festival, and the ONPE kids decided to take a break..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

Articulations
ArtPlex Additions
"...barroom vision of the Texas brawl) and that holiday festival of 10-minute plays crammed into Little City just before..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

PostFest
Organizers of Three Recent Arts Festivals Pass on Lessons Learned
"...IntroductionFestivals are the orange plastic cones on Austin's cultural roadway...."

March 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Musings on 46 Minutes at the King of the Hill Day Barbecue
"...my legs!" To which we, in the spirit of improv, replied in thought, "Well, that's not what she said..."

April 9, 1999 Arts Feature

Long Fringe @ the Hideout
"...FronteraFest, the oldest and largest performance festival in the Southwest, is adding a new long-form performance..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

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