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2019 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Five shows share top honors with four awards each
"...Awards ceremony was held at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. More than 30 shows from the 2018-19 season were..."

Nov. 6, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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."

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
" 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

Local Married Couple Flaunts Public Comedy Habit
Chloe and Lane Ingram are ... Chlane
"...They’ve had a residency at ColdTowne Theater on Airport Boulevard for a couple of months..."

June 20, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Sketch Fest
Rise of the planet of the skits
"...few years, and that sparked the brain trust at ColdTowne to found the Austin Sketch Fest, a five-day jamboree..."

May 18, 2012 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

see.hear.speak.three: They said 'yes and' and had a festival
ColdTowne's comedy fest grew out of the fundamental improv principle of saying, 'Yes, and ...'
"...the last couple of years couldn't help but notice ColdTowne. In 2006, it won the Chronicle "Best of Austin"..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Some Local Bartenders Wanna Have a Word With You
Because the comedians at ColdTowne are putting them onstage
"...That's the basic idea behind the new show at ColdTowne Theater, one of this city's epicenters of comedy and..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Queer Comedy That’s Not Just for Queers
Way Down in the Hole and Liz Behan take over ColdTowne
"...queer double-header every Saturday for the next month at ColdTowne Theater, are excited about the community’s positive response to..."

Aug. 15, 2019 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Shanty Town Lake
ColdTowne as Sketch Central? With this comedy show, the club is halfway there.
"...ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport, 524-2807,"

June 4, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ramin Nazer
Ramin brings the ha-has with his absurdist non sequitur style
" appearances and his ongoing stand-up showcase, Live at ColdTowne, Friday nights...."

Dec. 10, 2010 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

The First Time
Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on
"...Aug. 15, Thursday-Sunday, 8:30pm, at the Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater. Acia Gray..."

July 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Qmmunity: Queers Who Inspire Us
Plus trans-centric theatre, queer comedy, and the return of aGLIFF
"...the Hole & Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk ColdTowne is going to the queers this Saturday night with..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues
Where to find the funny in town
"...ColdTowne Theater 4803 Airport."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

This Is (Not) the Gayest Show You’ll Ever See: A Review
Queer comics take over Coldtowne on Saturday nights
"...Such was part of the delight in Coldtowne Theater’s Saturday night performance of the sketch comedy This..."

March 24, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Rachel Van Middlesworth

Your Laugh Track to Austin
A quick romp through our city's finer funny spots
"...up-and-coming stand-up comedians such as Kath Barbadoro (Master Pancake Theater) and Mac Blake (2013’s Funniest Person in Austin winner)...."

June 17, 2016 Columns Post by Ashley Alkek

Dear Frailty
Arthur Simone's Dear Frailty uncovers a dark and twitchy side of humanity
"...ColdTowne Theater,..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Barney Miller: Dark Knight
Holy Wojo, Batman, these sitcom detectives seem awful familiar!
"...“We’re using actual storylines from the TV show,” says ColdTowne Theater’s Dave Buckman, director of the hybrid sketch/improv show..."

Oct. 19, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Showcases
Laughs on the regular
"...therefore most surprising and intimate shows in town. – C.M. Live@ColdTowne..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Carina Magyar

The Gay Place Guide to a Kweer SX 2017
SXSW: Another year queerer
"...9pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, badge/wristband required...."

March 3, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

People Talk Funny at Austin Sketch Fest
The annual jubilee of jokes leads off with a spoof of a Trump-Biden debate and a speech on toxic femininity
"'s free – you just have to go to – but the folks at ColdTowne wouldn't object if..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fun Fun Fun Fest Interviews: Saturday
Move over, Mr. Smarty Pants
"...ColdTowne Comedy Hour5:30pm, Stage 2..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature by Michael Jastroch

Now Streaming in Austin: Good Feels on Wheels
Watch the Austin stoner comedy free and help Coldtowne Theater
" Tomorrow, May 2, Short and Austin's improv experts ColdTowne Theater are offering the whole film for free, to..."

May 1, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Fangirling Over Austin’s Queer Film Fest
Plus make marriage with p1nkstar and Y2K, and Erica Nix promises no cults
" la Fuente’s queer’d country star returns. Saturdays, 7-8pm. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport. $10...."

Aug. 23, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

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