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Loverboy at ColdTowne Theater
This troupe's improvised scenes based on personal sex stories prove ColdTowne is still a fun place to catch local comedy's up-and-comers
"...With the closing of Salvage Vanguard Theater, it feels a little like the suits are bulldozing..."

July 1, 2016 Arts Review by Ashley Moreno

FamiLIES at ColdTowne Theater
In taking characters beyond improv to a scripted format, this ColdTowne project delivers an exaggerated imitation of life
"...farce romping madcap over the tiny, well-trodden stage in ColdTowne Theater's dive-bar venue?..."

June 17, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

ColdTowne Theater
The cream of local comedy leaves improv for one night to present a pair of plays
"...As if ColdTowne Theater weren't already known for serving up sensational improv..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ColdTowne Theater: Comedy moves uptown
You can count all the comedy venues in Austin on the fingers of one hand, so the opening of a new one, ColdTowne Theater, qualifies as a real occasion
"...a cork of Dom Pérignon over the debut of ColdTowne Theater this weekend. The new space, created out of..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ColdTowne Theater's Deja Noir
Double Indemnity provides the structure for an improvised and hilarious riff on those dark crime films out of the past
"...This was my first ColdTowne Theater show. And that's a shame, because I've clearly..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

ColdTowne Theater's Been Repainted For Your Viewing Pleasure
(They say there's good stuff going on inside, too.)
"...Ah, ColdTowne! That powerhouse of comedy along the Airport Boulevard corridor,..."

Oct. 23, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hungry Todd Rungy: Eating for America at ColdTowne Theater
Austin’s favorite competitive eater parties with you this weekend
"...That last part, especially: It’s happening at ColdTowne Theatre this weekend, Wednesday through Saturday, and besides the..."

May 21, 2013 Screens Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funny, Inc.: ColdTowne Ownership Expands
Because making people laugh, sometimes it's a real business
"...Last time we checked in with ColdTowne Theater, Erika May McNichol of longtime house troupe The..."

Nov. 9, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

ColdTowne: Home on the strange
When it comes to the improvisers of ColdTowne, you're in for a really enjoyable time watching these guys do their stuff
"...And we've already covered a few members of the ColdTowne improv troupe in this series of reviewish profiles, and..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

ColdTowne: Getting Upright with the originals
Core members from cult comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade raid Austin for the first time since 2000
"...since their 2000 show at the Bad Dog Comedy Theater (although Besser was here two years ago, performing his..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ColdTowne’s Missed Connections ATX
The show improvised from actual Craigslist ads is as hilarious as it is oddly cathartic to the singles in the crowd
"...Laughed my ass off – man 4 comedy (ColdTowne)..."

March 16, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Sugar, Water, Purple: Can We Kick It? at ColdTowne
This showcase showed how improvisers from disenfranchised groups can provide meaningful support for one another and make damn good improv
"...makes for damn good improv – as evidenced by ColdTowne Theater's weekly showcase Can We Kick It?..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

see. hear. speak. two: ColdTowne's festive three-way (on film, in music, and on stage)
ColdTowne presents the second edition of its own comedy festival, see. hear. speak.
"...When ColdTowne relocated to Austin following Katrina, the New Orleans improv..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan at ColdTowne
Prima Doñas’ third installment of its popular “telenovela in space” delivers the laughs
"...I learned a couple things this week at ColdTowne Theatre. First: My comprehension of the Spanish language isn't..."

April 20, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Merlin Works Institute and Gnap! Theater Season: Making the improv pie higher
Austin's strong improv scene is about to get even stronger, with a new training center and performance space
"...of the Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation and Gnap! Theater Projects Improv Season, giving Austin a third training center..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Arts Feature by Avimaan Syam

ColdTowne Heroes
Help the ColdTowne Heroes get out of town (to hit a batch of comedy fests around the country) at Fun-Razor, an evening of improv, sketches, and films
"...What brought the ColdTowne Heroes to Austin might have been a disaster, but..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin’s Fallout Theater Phoenixes up from The New Movement Ashes
New bosses, different from the old bosses, herald a fresh start
"...the former powerhouse of comedy has become: The Fallout Theater...."

May 8, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

ColdTowne’s Express Yourself: Heavy and Humorous, Satirical and Serious
What we all need much less of, generally, is entitlement
"...serious and constructive thinkers among us. In case the ColdTowne venue didn’t already give it away, please know that..."

Feb. 11, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Frank Mills Call It Quits After 500th Show
Why is one of the city’s top improv troupes breaking up?
"...improv troupes, have been performing a weekly show at ColdTowne Theater since April of 2010. Hell, they’ve been doing..."

Dec. 12, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...annual awards ceremony, held at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater Monday, those they loved they loved a lot. They..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gay Place
Queer comedy returns to ColdTowne
"...to writing your congressman tomorrow." "Hidden Valley" takes over ColdTowne Theater every Saturday through Sept. 29. GAYDAR..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Trans Comic Carina Magyar's Rising Star
“When I came to accept myself for who I am, my comedy followed"
"...year’s Funniest Person in Austin contest and Live at Coldtowne host, she’s become a comedic city gem with her..."

July 3, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...and myself offer this introduction to improv in Austin. ColdTowne Theater..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...Aug. 31-Sept. 6, with performances scheduled at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd.; the Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress; ColdTowne..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

Unscripted: Sexy Future Space Lady
What says summer fun more than out-of-this-world lovin' with a Sexy Future Space Lady? Especially improvised!
"...• ColdTowne Theater: 4803-B Airport. www.coldtownetheater.com..."

May 18, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Off the Cuff and in Your City
A roundup of Austin improv schools
"...Clay­ton Maxwell's account of her recent experience attending the ColdTowne Conservatory (see "Zapping Me Into the Present Moment")...."

Aug. 28, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Comedians With Theatre Damage
The fourth annual Austin Sketch Fest scripts itself silly
"...The man is Michael Jastroch of ColdTowne Theater, and he's in the mood to 1) drink..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The 24-Hour Sketch Brawl
Ten teams fight to see how much funny they can cook up in one day
"...live sketch comedy show in just 24 hours. The ColdTowne Theater gang, ever on the search for more inventive..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...of Strangers, The Hideout Theatre Latinauts: La Frontera Finál, ColdTowne Theater Peter Pan and the Great Unknown, The Hideout..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park
"...in a balloon, too. June 1-24, Thu.-Sat., 8pm, Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad, Round Rock. www.penfoldtheatre.org By House..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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