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Improv for Evil
'You're a loose cannon, Cochise!'
"...While Austin boasts so many improvisational comedy troupes you probably couldn't count them on 10..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The 43 Hour Improv Marathon
Comedy worth losing sleep over
"...Three years ago, the home for improv on the Avenue was looking to raise some..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hideout Improv Marathon
Eight players improvise for 40 hours straight to help save their artistic home
"...If ever you questioned the degree to which Austin improvisers love to make shit up, swing by the Hideout..."

June 26, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

DVDanger: Another Evil
Carson D. Mell on crying exorcists, plus home release update
" might just be opening your home to Another Evil...."

May 6, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Psych, pop, and punk this weekend? Yes, please.
"...pair of Concrete Blonde Bloodletting offerings. Think ZZ Ward for the Triple-A set. – Raoul Hernandez Ben Dickey, Charlie..."

June 29, 2018 Chron Events Post by The Music Staff

OoBer Alles
A guide to the troupes in the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...Micetro: The eternal, ever-changing, cream of all the different improv crops, Micetro convenes a coliseum of competitors who battle..."

Aug. 31, 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)
"...Available Cupholders: Former parts of Well Hung Jury, recently returned from their..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Be Prepared
The secret to improv's split-second successes is in years of training
"...To see these six people performing this musical number together about the importance of being..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

First, Free Comic Book Day, and Then – Ka-Baam!!
Comic books and comedy improv go hand in hand, sometimes with repulsor rays
"...and Françoise Mouly's Raw anthology in the Eighties just before breaking over the mainstream of what's called culture and..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Anything Goes
That free-for-all spirit is part of the kick of FronteraFest
"...and wonders but FronteraFest, the annual jamboree of homegrown performance where anyone and everyone is encouraged to take the..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
In its eighth year, the annual Austin comedy festival did this city proud
"...leaving in its wake a scattered community of local performers only now beginning to pay back their massive sleep..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Guilds of Steel / Faster Than the Speed of Light
Improv offers a nerdgasm for fantasy fans, but the sci-fi musical's gears rarely mesh
"...of each running in its two spaces. Among the improv offerings on SVT's second stage is fantasy-world-based Guilds of..."

June 12, 2009 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...of Bounds Comedy Festival runs Aug. 31-Sept. 6, with performances scheduled at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd.; the..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

Risk Immersion
Time again to sink deeply into FronteraFest's exhilarating experiments in performance
"...FronteraFest, our annual jamboree of homegrown performance, where anyone and everyone is encouraged to take the..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

FronteraFest 2007: The lowdown
"...This year's Short Fringe – the traditional showcase of performances 25 minutes or less – runs Jan. 16 through..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Arts Feature

Out of Bounds: The lineup
"...The sixth annual Out of Bounds Improv Festival runs Aug. 28-Sept. 3, Tuesday-Monday, at the Hideout..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature

Skimming a Long
A roundup of the 2009 FronteraFest Long Fringe
"...this year's 18 shows measure up. Dates and times for the remaining performances of each production follow the reviews...."

Jan. 30, 2009 Arts Feature

Those Crazy Kids Will Do Anything ...
"...completed in South Korea, there is plenty of room for error, and these gaffes proved it. It was the..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

The Long Dumb Road
The road may be dumb, but at least it's fun
" buddy comedies, The Long Dumb Road isn’t exactly forging new territory. It’s a bit like Planes, Trains and..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

See. Hear. Speak.
The other performance festival in January lines up primo comedians
"...For the past 15 years, Austin + January + performance..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rolling the Dice
Behind the scenes of The Adventure Zone with Griffin McElroy
"...There weren’t particularly grand aspirations when the pilot for The Adventure Zone popped up in the My Brother,..."

Oct. 12, 2017 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

Long Fringe Review: Akimbo Bubble Scuttle Ruckus
A mess of sketches strung into a nonsensical hullabaloo
"...The latest project that improv group Da Foundry has forged is exactly what it..."

Feb. 1, 2012 Arts Post by Jillian Owens

DVDanger: 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
Can the WWE make an action star out of Dean Ambrose?
"...The best wrestlers are some of the most rounded performers on the planet. Within the squared circle, they develop..."

Dec. 30, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"...Performances begin at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets for Short..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Quips & Squealers
Monday, Apr 5
"...background, and it shows in the no-rules, in-your-face, quick-cuts form that can be like a comic slap in the..."

April 2, 1999 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!
"...Lady. That's because this is another of the Hideout's improvised productions, shows that use existing films, plays, TV shows,..."

May 18, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Get Folked!
An interview with the men behind the Folksmen.
"...curiously reserved during the South by Southwest media sessions for their new improv film, A Mighty Wind, maybe in..."

May 9, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Charles Dickens Unleashed
Schmaltzy Victorian costume-drama improv, gamely and rather adroitly rendered
" "Cry Dickens and let slip the dogs of improv!" This just-passed December brought to the Hideout Theatre a..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Doin' It Their Way
The inspired absurdity of 'The Mighty Boosh'
"...What started as a live improv show in the late 1990s became a pilot for..."

July 17, 2009 Screens Feature by Audra Schroeder

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