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Austin's Improv Comedy Marathon 2014
Supposedly sane people, totally making shit up for 45 hours straight
"...going pretty much as they please … while eight improv stalwarts stick around hour after hour after hour to..."

June 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

47 Nonstop, Unsleeping, Possibly Hallucinatory Hours of Improv This Weekend
The Hideout is doing that wild thing they do every year
"...troupes from the Hideout and all the other Austin improv venues joining in the madness...."

June 16, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Does 46 Hours of Comedy Improv Nonstop?
Eight stalwarts of the scene flirt with exhaustion and insanity
"...Hideout Theatre & Coffeeshop has been running this annual improv marathon for six years now, each year adding another..."

June 17, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Improv Celebrates the Day of the Dead With La Vida de los Muertos
Hideout Theatre breathes life into una vida improvisada
"...performance of La Vida de los Muertos, a fully improvised two-act play set in the Día de los Muertos-inspired..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Arts Feature by Trey Gutierrez

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
"...adepts of spontaneity, practitioners of the unpredictable. They are improvisers, and Austin is overrun with them...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Feature 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 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

MerlinWorks Works the Improv Wizardry at ZACH
Teaching that whole yes-and thing at the city's shiny core of theatre
"...we did a round-up of local, well-established schools of improvisation?..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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 cash..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Improv
Three of Austin's top improv troupes get to play away this summer
"...Improv troupes are so numerous in Austin nowadays that you..."

July 2, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Improv Comedy’s Full Spectrum
Treating social anxiety one laugh at a time
" borderline traumatic. So it would seem that attempting improv comedy for anyone diagnosed with autism would be impossible...."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc Recommends: ColdTowne Improv and All-Night Sixties Dance Party
ColdTowne Theater, Saturday, April 19, 2008
"...and some (thankfully just a few) end up in improv troupes. It’s unavoidable, really. People, on the whole, are..."

April 18, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

Mixing Race, Gender, and Improv Is a Heady Cocktail for Two
Shannon Stott and Quinn Buckner bid some basic boundaries bye-bye
"...has teamed up with another of Austin’s many theatrical improvisers – that improv MVP Shannon Stott, to be specific..."

Jan. 22, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival makes more room for Austin's increasingly savvy audiences
"...and, in addition to the regular cozy homes to improv, sketch, and stand-up (the Hideout, The New Movement, Coldtowne,..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hideout Improv Marathon
In hour 40, these improvisers were still in top form: fresh, focused, and incredibly funny
"...Going to an improv show at the crack of dawn on a Sunday..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Pie and Ear Show: Old-School Austin Improv, Activate!
Bryce yourself for some McGehee-hee-hee on the cutting Egertons
"...gathered together some of the godparents of Austin comedy improv – those redoubtable stalwarts of years-back Comedysportz – and..."

Jan. 16, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

BS4 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
Fri, Apr 2 - Thu, Apr 8
"...Esther's Pool Improv Jam, hosted by Only 90% Effective (Austin, TX) Lone..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

Improv … Tragedy? Absurdity? WTF, Institution Theater?
If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks Beckett, what is it?
"...end of July. Breaking Beckett is an hour of improvisation that's definitely not played for laughs, that mines the..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Hideout’s 48-Hour Improv Marathon Returns!
This grueling yes-and fest won’t put you to sleep, citizen
"...Yes, the Hideout Theatre's 48-Hour Improv Marathon is back after a four-year hiatus...."

May 16, 2023 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Still the Fading Stains of Some Bad Improv Blood
Because: You have Five Families, you're gonna have some dysfunction.
" with representatives from the Five Families of Austin Improv, some "bad blood" was at least obliquely mentioned in..."

Aug. 28, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Live! Nude! Improv!
They’re getting naked at the Hideout
"...the theatre run by that venue’s talented cadre of improvisers, some of the performers, male and female, are doffing..."

Aug. 11, 2011 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Improv Thanks
"...the grand opening of the Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation and Gnap! Theater Projects Improv Season [“Merlin Works Institute..."

Feb. 24, 2008 Postmarks

Improv Thanks
"...Dear Editor, As a member of the Austin improv community for 10 years, I want to sincerely thank..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Postmarks

BS4 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
Thursday, Apr 8
"...Maggie Mae's Judo Intellectual (Chicago, IL) Improv Asylum (Boston, MA)..."

April 9, 1999 Arts Feature

Great Austin Improv Shouldn't Be a Secret
"...and Robert Faires for supporting Get Up and Austin Improv ["Get Up: How funky and strong is their fight,"..."

June 14, 2007 Postmarks

Luv Doc Recommends: Out of Bounds Improv Festival
Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse, Saturday, September 10, 2005
"...than the performers at this week’s Out of Bounds Improv Festival. Wednesday through Saturday at the Hideout Theatre, improv..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Two Shannons Take the Improv Stage to … Where?
Local stars McCormick and Stott, together at last for the first time
"...Two Austin-based improvisers who are, separately, nigh on brilliant...."

Dec. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Treat yourself Austin to a few nights of Improv
Affordable Comedy at Your Doorstep
"...UCB is about staging affordable, high-quality comedy and providing improv and acting classes. The theatres are based in Los..."

Nov. 18, 2013 Events Post by Sarah Sharif

Big Stinkin' International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival 4
"...The Big Stinkin' International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival is in its fourth year..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

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