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Aaron Brooks Has This Story
Aaron Brooks' skill at shaping bits of life into laugh-filled tales may soon put him out of a job
"...jumps around among venues like the Velv Comedy Lounge, ColdTowne Theater, and Cap City Comedy Club: "I go up..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Feature

Festival Flood
A brief guide to the 13 – count 'em, 13 – arts fests coming your way in April and May
"...Austin Sketch Fest May 18-24, ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport www.atxsketchfest.com This celebration of sketch comedy..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

First Plates Extra Helpings: Small You Care to Eat
Chef Danny Palumbo cooks up some mighty tasty satire
"...Jazz Cigarette stage; no wonder Palumbo's weekly "Live at Coldtowne" stand-up showcase is such a popular show...."

Feb. 3, 2015 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

All Over Creation: Wide Open Spaces
A new crop of arts venues is sprouting all over Austin
"...mean, doors of new Austin arts venues. ReNew EAST. ColdTowne Conservatory. First Street Studio. Gallery 702. ATM Gallery. Center..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Five Families in One Performance Troupe?
'Bad Font' is Austin improv's stylistic supergroup
"...find great game players at the New Movement and Coldtowne, dramatic performers from the Hideout and MerlinWorks, and great..."

Aug. 26, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Comedy Out the Wazoo and In Your Weekend: Now!
Unless you'd rather just, what, twiddle your thumbs until Moontower?
"...At ColdTowne Theatre – over there near the In-N-Out Burger that..."

April 9, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Improv-Educated
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival makes more room for Austin's increasingly savvy audiences
"...improv, sketch, and stand-up (the Hideout, The New Movement, Coldtowne, the Institution, and the Velveeta Room), there are a..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'The Show!' Goes On
Comedy/film mashup lands at Spiderhouse Ballroom for good
"...he admits he depends on Michael Jastroch, founder of ColdTowne Theater and producer of the Austin Sketch Fest. The..."

July 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Funniest Person in Austin 2012
The comic crowned king this year had the Nazer's edge
"...to catch Nazer's act for yourself: hosting Live at Coldtowne this Friday (and every Friday), 10pm, at Coldtowne Theater,..."

May 18, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The First Time
Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on
"...Actor, improviser, ColdTowne Theater co-founder..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

See. Hear. Speak.
The other performance festival in January lines up primo comedians
"...All shows are at ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport. For a full schedule, see Arts..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lovey and Lovey: Tippling twosome toasts the town (but no titillation, please)
The gin-soaked alter egos of comedians Tami Nelson and Michael Jastroch dish on Austin, alcohol, and their new show
"...than Lovey and Lovey? The comic alter egos of ColdTowne's Michael Jastroch and Tami Nelson swill enough hooch to..."

July 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Anything Goes
That free-for-all spirit is part of the kick of FronteraFest
"...One A.M. Chris Trew and Tami Nelson of ColdTowne perform two-person improv based off of one suggestion...."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fourth Annual Austin Asian Film Festival
Nov. 8-11
"...Short Program: Branches & Borders (ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport)..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Screens Feature

Look Cookie: Mutatis mutandis
New and rough-edged as the improv troupe Look Cookie is, it's still worthwhile watching them do their thing
"...new troupe, that they'd only recently graduated from the ColdTowne School for Gifted Improvisers. Because then I could be..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

1 a.m.: No sloppy seconds
What time is it? 1 a.m. – i.e., the fiercely enjoyable brain warp that is improv duo Chris Trew and Tami Nelson
"...Nelson, two parts of the ex-Nyawlins improv powerhouse called ColdTowne, work their weird magic in one long continuous scene,..."

July 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

OoBer Alles
A guide to the troupes of the 2006 Out of Bounds Improv Festival (aka OoB V)
"...ColdTowne Heroes: New Orleans transplants who moved to Austin after..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funniest People
The merry month of May was a big month for Austin's mirthmasters, with three contests determining who among us can provoke the biggest laughs
"...went to Chris Trew of New Orleans comedy troupe ColdTowne, who have been calling Austin home since Katrina hit..."

June 2, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

FronteraFest Short Fringe, Week Two
For an evening that included a mutilated cat, a self-loathing writer, and selling one's soul, the second Thursday at the 2006 FronteraFest Short Fringe proved surprisingly upbeat
"...for a free-form series of scenes. Up first was ColdTowne Heroes, a troupe from New Orleans that's taken up..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Art & Comedy Events Streaming This Weekend
When I hear the word “culture,” I reach for my mouse
"...over to see what’s the big comedy deal on ColdTowne TV’s live variety show at 8pm...."

April 17, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...COMEDY ColdTowne Theatre – all live shows canceled; online shows at..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Happenings Online: A Chronicle Round-up for Your Quarantined Exploration
Live and creative diversions – from your talented friends & neighbors
"...ColdTowne Theatre, those bright cut-ups on Airport Boulevard, the ones..."

March 23, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: Hope, Glitter, and Change for 2020
Ring in the new year with all the queers
"...sharing some Aughty thoughts too! Fri., Dec. 27, 7-8pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. $8...."

Dec. 27, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Looking back, enjoying gelato, and the return of Middle School Dance Party
"...Ultra-queer, quite surreal sketch comedy. Sat., Dec. 21, 8:30pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. $12...."

Dec. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Less Hateful Chicken
Plus drag dance parties, queerotica, and Thanksgiving-themed storytelling
"...Ranch Presents Ultra-queer, quite surreal sketch comedy. Saturdays, 8:30pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. $12...."

Nov. 22, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Trans Day of Remembrance
Plus events for Trans Week of Resilience, Drag Fest returns for year five, and more
"...of the ultra-queer, quite surreal sketch comedy. Saturdays, 8:30pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. $12...."

Nov. 15, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Lez Get Spooky
Plus commemorating Intersex Awareness Day and Halloween vibes
"...back with terrifyingly funny comedy. Fri., Oct. 25, 7pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. www.coldtownetheater.com..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: “The category is love, y’all, love”
Plus trailblazing trans choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to Austin and Lez B In Touch says so long summer
"...and Javier Ungo celebrate fall. Fri., Sept. 27, 7pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport...."

Sept. 27, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Generation Q?
Plus queer events for a long and wet weekend
"...Down in the Hole! Saturdays through Sept. 21. 7-10pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport...."

Aug. 30, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: The Parties Are Political
A whole lotta events honoring Stonewall
"...and guest host Irielle Wesley. Fri., June 28, 7pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. $5...."

June 28, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

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