Way Down In the Hole opens Saturday, Aug. 17

WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE Saturdays (8:30-9:30 p.m.) August 17 + 24, September 7-28, 2019  Step back into 2012 with new improvised comedy show “Way Down in the Hole”  Austin, Texas – July 19, 2019 – Dylan Garsee and Mase Kerwick are thrilled to announce their latest collaboration – a subversive, darkly comic improvised show […]

Interview with Michael Jastroch of Victrola

Victrola is a weekly comedy podcast produced by ColdTowne founder and senior faculty member, Michael Jastroch, who recently appeared in the 2017 SxSW comedy lineup. In this post, we discuss Victrola’s start, the cast and their selection as finalists in the first annual Improv4humans/Earwolf competition. How did you get started with Victrola? Funny. I just had a […]

Make It About The Relationship

By Sanjay Rao “Make it about the relationship”. You probably get this note in class and rehearsal all the time. It’s one of those golden rules of improv. When in doubt focus on the relationship. Say you’re in a tag out run and you’ve tagged in with your hilarious quip. It gets that big laugh […]

Saturdays in June, The Beach Boys Solve a Mystery!

ColdTowne Theater, Austin’s home for live comedy 7 nights a week, proudly announces its June 2015 Mainstage show – The Beach Boys borrow a page from the Hardy Boys as they fight crime in the secret underbelly of the seediest beach town you know (think Galveston, but prettier and with more crack cocaine). This improvised […]

The ColdTowne 2015 Mainstage Season

2015 ColdTowne Mainstage Season ColdTowne Theater is Austin’s only entertainment option with improv, sketch and stand up shows seven nights a week. We’re excited to announce our 2015 Mainstage Season – a collection of shows featuring unique concepts and high production value. JANUARY Church of Indeterminate Divinity Directed by John Ratliff Each service, some of […]

Know Your Troupe: After Midnight

After Midnight started on a whim when some Level 1 students decided to enter the ColdTowne CageMatch.  They went on to win that series and have kept performing together regularly at ColdTowne while still taking classes.  Now in Level 5, Chelsea Bunn, Vickie Dinges Grier, Kim Lowery, Brian May, Lance Nealy, Frances Nguyen and Bobby […]

Bot Party — Improv and Robots During Fusebox

Arthur Simone is an actor, artist and co-founder of Austin’s ColdTowne Theater. He graduated in Theatre from Oberlin College and studied improvisation at Chicago’s Improv Olympic. Notable live performances have included improv with a dog, Carla Goodman’s Failure: a Big Stupid Mess, Rubber Repertory’s Jubilee and his one-man show Dear Frailty, which earned him an […]