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Visiting Lecturer Series: Rich Talarico

famiLIES, ColdTowne’s latest mainstage production was Originally improvised by LA based improv troupe Dasariski whichtakes it’s name from the three memebrs:  Bob DASsie, Rich TalARIco and Craig CackowSKI. ColdTowne presents this new comedic staged play about three brothers and the lives they try to keep hidden from each other and the lies we tell ourselves when…
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In Other News

  • Visiting Lecturer Series: Late Night TV Writing with Rich Talarico

    The ColdTowne Visiting Lecturer Series continues with veteran TV writer Rich Talarico. Rich will lead a 3 hour workshop/seminar that discusses writing and creating techniques from improv-based Second City and comedic play famiLIES, to late night shows like Key & Peele, MADtv, SNL and The Tonight Show to high concept shows like Review and The…
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  • Chrissy Shackelford Workshops

    by John Ratliff Last night I saw I Didn’t See You There, the Austin Sketch Fest solo showcase. It was great, and it reminded me that I tend to underestimate the importance of characters in improv. Like a lot of improvisers, I often play characters who are pretty close to myself. Which is fine: it…
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  • Austin Sketch Fest Is Here!

    Lovers of comedy, one of the best weeks in Austin is here. The 2016 Austin Sketch Comedy Festival––7 days of the best scripted comedy from Austin and beyond. All this week we have multiple shows each night featuring sketch, stand-up, and more starting at ColdTowne Theater, stopping by the Hideout Theater, and then concluding with…
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