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Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2018: Picks
In the bounty of improv, sketch, & stand-up, some of our picks
"...is. That’s in the final dog days when the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival shows up to provide a..."

Aug. 28, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin’s Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival Has No Bounds In Stock
The annual juggernaut of performative hijinks returns to the ATX
"...Michael Joplin’s getting ready for the OOB, the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival that’s about to turn Downtown..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

2010 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
OOB dishes up a feast of funny after a summer starved for laughs
"...laughs. Between the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the floods in Pakistan, the fires in Russia,..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Picks
What the cool kids are catching at the OOB
"...we know – we're just the media, right? Regardless of how closely we follow a scene, regardless of what..."

Aug. 30, 2011 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2016: The Frank Mills, Loverboy, People of Earth
These three improv troupes gave us an earful at this year's OoB
"...act you can usually hear, but when performers are improvising a scene in front of you, it becomes as..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
In its eighth year, the annual Austin comedy festival did this city proud
"...The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival has come and gone, leaving..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Last Minute Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Recommendations
Here are some recos for OOB shows to catch Thursday-Sunday
"...is. That's in the final dog days when the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival shows up to provide a..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Arts Feature

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
To beat the heat, OOB offers improv and stand-up acts in the triple digits
"...Okay, so the summer of 2011 hasn't exactly given you a hell of lot..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2017
Who gets the last laugh on an Austin summer?
"...That would be the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, which traditionally takes that final..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
OOB's comedy podcasts will make your Labor Day weekend less labored
"...fittingly fun farewell to summer? Just plug into the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival's pre-planned jollity. As noted last..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2018
"...The 2018 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival featured hundreds of performers from..."

Sept. 4, 2018 Photo Gallery

Into the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Everybody's working for your weekend
"...It's funny, really, how much planning this thing takes...."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Out of Bounds 2015: Squirrel Buddies
Nothing nuts about this improv duo; "Buddies" says it all
"...The theatres have been painted, the improvisers have assembled, and the 14th Out of Bounds Comedy..."

Sept. 1, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Party Out of Bounds
Talking reunions with members of Fatbuckle, Squirrel Buddies, and the Amazon and the Milksop
"...enjoy performing with her friends in Parallelogramophonograph at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival this weekend. She adores playing..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature

Out of Bounds
"...The Fifth Annual Out of Bounds Improv Festival runs Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Wednesday-Monday,..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Arts Feature

Out of Bounds: The Lineup
"...The ninth annual Out of Bounds Comedy Festival runs Aug. 31-Sept. 6, with..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature

Out of Bounds 2016
"...The biggest event on Austin's improv calendar opens this coming Tuesday, Aug. 30, and keeps..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Improv-Educated
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival makes more room for Austin's increasingly savvy audiences
"...When you hear about a local festival expanding – and what local festival..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Ladies Are Funny Festival?
With a rising inflection? So it's a question?
"...We're definitely not talking about Austin's Out Of Bounds comedy festival here...."

May 9, 2012 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin
As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny
"...Cap City Comedy Club and the Velveeta Room, plus about a hundred other improv and sketch shows – the..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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
"...With two venues catering almost full-time to improv, three festivals on the calendar that spotlight improvisers, and..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Arts Feature by Avimaan Syam

The Improvised Play Festival Isn’t on Fire Downtown
The Hideout Theatre’s annual supercharging of improv is pretty hot tho
"...not, we’ve already got a listing for the thing, of course. Because this is The Austin Chronicle and we’ve..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...to gather, like a broccoli farm or the bottom of the sea – these artists can spin a story..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Still the Fading Stains of Some Bad Improv Blood
Because: You have Five Families, you're gonna have some dysfunction.
"...shit in the community, especially not for the sake of generating meager clickbait, especially not when there's so much..."

Aug. 28, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 10 Arts Events of 2011 in No Particular Order
How festival goodness and powerful art exhibits made 2011 a year to remember
"...1) EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR The 10th EAST – of which Big Medium is the instigator and the epicenter..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Pinnacle of 10 Years' Worth of Comedy Festivals?
OOBs, they did it again
"...The Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, what’s more familiarly called the..."

Sept. 4, 2011 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
"...It isn't that stand-up gets no love from Austin's festival scene. Comedy and the jokers who make it have..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

De-Spurring the Moment
The making of the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...The thing about improvisation, comedy or otherwise, is that it's done on..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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