Submissions now open for the 11th annual Austin Sketch Fest!

Submissions for the 11th annual Austin Sketch Fest are now open, and we would love to have acts from your theater and community apply! We’re welcoming all submissions for live scripted comedy: everything from sketch ensembles, weird conceptual game shows, character-based shows, to stand-up comedy, and anything in between. Austin Sketch Fest showcases the best […]

All-Star Comedy Collective Crowdfunding to Launch Sitcom Filmed at Toy Joy

Baby Lion Studios is teaming up with some of the biggest names from ColdTowne Theater and beyond to create the new sitcom Wind-Ups. Based on the 4 years showrunner and director Adam Protextor spent working at the iconic local institution Toy Joy, Wind-Ups follows a cast of six core characters as they navigate interpersonal relationships […]

Teen Troupe Montmoreau Flies Across the Pond to Spend Their Junior Year Abroad

Being a teenager is universally difficult, distinguished by a search for identity and a tendency to act against one’s better judgement. Junior Year Abroad places these personal struggles on a continent-sized stage, following a group of high school Student Leaders on their pan-European class trip as they explore, bicker, posture, and pretend like each new […]

“My Own Worst Enemy” opens January 4, 2020

By Wendy Salome  “My parents are disappointed in me.”  “My friends secretly hate me.”  “The cashier at H-E-B is judging my bulk gummy worms purchase.”  These are thoughts we’ve all had (…right?), and now you can watch the cast of My Own Worst Enemy bring them to life and dispel them in the span of […]

Announcing ColdTowne Theater’s 25th Main Stage Season

From Will Cleveland, Artistic & Academic Director Folx, we’re so thrilled and honored to have these creative teams bringing their shows to the ColdTowne Main Stage starting this fall.  Echo Lake Midsommar  October 04 – Nov 02 Produced by Echo Lake A stay at a drug-filled pagan commune in rural Sweden might not be everyone’s ideal […]

Echo Lake brings you… Midsommar

A stay at a drug-filled pagan commune in rural Sweden might not be everyone’s ideal vacation, but Echo Lake knows you could use a good trip. After the opening series of seemingly incongruous sights, sounds and movements, “Midsommar” is a comedy of manners. Inspired by the recent Ari Aster film, comedians Courtney Hopkin, Lisa Michelle […]

Meet Y’all We Asian: Headlining at Spider House in September!

ColdTowne Theater is home to so many of Austin’s most adept (read: hilarious) improv troupes. Over the years we’ve seen some of these comedy teams turn their improv comedy from your typical improv show to something bigger. Y’all We Asian, Austin’s first and only all Asian-American comedy troupe has done that time and time again. […]

Pendulum Presents: Class War Takes ColdTowne’s Main Stage

Pendulum Presents: Class War Takes ColdTowne’s Main Stage Sketch comedy for the 99% Austin, TX: After a successful run of their cult-themed sketch show, Pendulum Presents: The Ascendant, Pendulum, Austin longest-running sketch comedy team, brings a new thematic show, Pendulum Presents: Class War to the ColdTowne Theater mainstage. Frustrated with the ills of modern day […]

Y’all We Asian: When We First Saw Ourselves Represented On-Screen

“Y’all, We Asian” is back with a new hour-long show that refocuses the narrative of Hollywood whitewashing. We’re empowering diverse voices and re-imagining films by inserting Asian leads. “Starring Y’all We Asian”, which pays homage to the #StarringJohnCho movement, will feature snappy, character-driven improv comedy inspired by movie trailers. Catch the show every Saturday night […]