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ColdTowne Theater’s Bigfoot, The Musical
ColdTowne brings the rarely seen creature into the spotlight for a show that’s rarely without laughs
"...Curious thrill-seekers can find the beast starring in ColdTowne Theater's production of Bigfoot, The Musical. True to the..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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: Always in Motion
The comedy venue is home to diverse audiences and performers, but needs a permanent home of its own
"...When Hurricane Katrina changed the trajectory of the ColdTowne Heroes, a collective of nine New Orleans improvisers, toward..."

Jan. 5, 2024 Arts Feature by Valerie Lopez

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

An Evening With Chlane at ColdTowne Theater
In a light, enjoyable sketch show, comic couple Chloe and Lane Ingram show the cost to intimacy with just one person over others
"...contemplating An Evening With Chlane, now in production at ColdTowne Theater, you might ask yourself: What is a Chlane?..."

June 21, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

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

Fishbowl at ColdTowne Theater
In Stephanie Thoreson’s one-woman show, a gallery of awkward characters show us that it’s okay to be pathetic if you laugh about it later
"...and bring others along for the (very funny) ride. FishbowlColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Through July 27 Running time:..."

July 12, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

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

Luv Doc Recommends: ColdTowne Improv and All-Night Sixties Dance Party
ColdTowne Theater, Saturday, April 19, 2008
"...once in a while. Why not this Saturday at ColdTowne Theatre behind the I Luv Video on Airport? Starting..."

April 18, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

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

Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk at ColdTowne
Laura de la Fuente’s solo show is a charged combination of clever writing, memorable characters, and spirited performance
"...process to their own unique sense of humor. The ColdTowne Theater mainstage production Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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

The Rose: Trouble in Paradise at ColdTowne Theatre
ColdTowne's improvised riff on The Bachelor captures the raw, trainwreck appeal of reality TV dating shows
"...exposure to the sort of vulgar hijinks found in ColdTowne Theater's main stage production The Rose: Trouble in Paradise...."

July 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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

Coldtowne Brings Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs to the Austin Stage
Comedy written by the off-center minds behind Wet Hot American Summer
"...Sex a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs – is coming to ColdTowne Theater starting Feb. 15...."

Feb. 12, 2020 Arts Post by Francesca D'Annunzio

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

Luv Doc Recommends: Stool Pigeon Featuring the Stories of Charlie Hodge and Becca Peterson
ColdTowne Theater, Saturday, January 16, 2010
"...looking to do a little slumming this weekend, try ColdTowne Theater this Saturday for Stool Pigeon, a series of..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: Merry F***king Xmas
ColdTowne Theater, Friday, December 15, 2006
"...other opportunities abound. For instance, this Friday at the Coldtowne Theater, Jerm Pollet of the Sinus Show is hosting..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

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

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