CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Level 7: Free Beer vs. Kinkade

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up: Silent Theater vs. Folks vs. Raw Power!

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up: Houses in Motion vs. Pals! vs. Raw Power

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up: Field Day vs. Rookie League vs. Raw Power

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up: To be determined…

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Cagematch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

CageMatch (Improv)

Combining the time-honored American traditions of democracy and comedy, CageMatch is a competitive improv comedy show where the audience decides who advances in an eight week tournament. The winner gets to add their named to the hallowed CageMatch Championship Barbed Wire 2×4 – aka the Chump Chucker. The loser gets to live to see another day, maybe.

Three troupes enter, one troupe leaves every Wednesday night at 10 PM, only at ColdTowne Theater.

Tonight’s Match-up:

Heavy Metal Drummer: Michael Dolan of Rezuranger

Michael Dolan is a Level 2 student at ColdTowne and currently featured in our MainStage show, Rezuranger. He shared with us how he happened into classes, and–eventually–his role in our Saturday MainStage production.

On July 22, 2016 I visited ColdTowne Theater to see my friend, Lisa Williams (Family Meeting), perform with her troupe The High Five at a CageMatch (now Throwdowne) show vs. Rezurangur. That was the first time I got to see Chris Baldenhofer and Delaney Jo Hernandez perform. I was so impressed that night by Chris and Delaney to make two person scenes much fun! I didn’t realize it then, but Delaney and I had actually been camp counselors in 2008 for a youth retreat, and it was awesome to reconnect with her. I also remember thinking Kevin killed it that night during the performance with The High Five.

That show made me realize I wanted to do improv and couldn’t keep putting it off. I was still unsure about signing up for classes. I remember the two reasons I went ahead and did it: 1) I met Michael Jastroch during the 10 year anniversary weekend and remember thinking he was super witty and his characters were amazing. He’s a great teacher. 2) Kara King told me I wasn’t that funny in the ping pong/domino room at the Grand, so I had to prove her wrong. I signed up for Level 1 in the Fall 2016 class start.

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Dolan in Rezurangur press photo.

Towards the end of my Level 1 class, I saw that Rezurangur: An Improvised Heavy Metal Odyssee was looking for improvers and musicians with a specific request for a good drummer. It was the perfect show for me since I’ve been a drummer for almost twenty years and played in a metal band called Uglytwin for almost 3 years. I knew it was my destiny.

After a very nerve-wracking audition with Kristin Henn and company, I was very unsure about getting into the show because I didn’t talk much during my multiple person scenes. Like everyone, I’m my own worst critic. On top of that, I saw a ton of excellent performers at that audition.

About a week later I remember getting the e-mail from Kristin announcing that I had been cast for the show. I was so ecstatic that I immediately started to send friend requests to every member of the show on Facebook, just to see who all was in the show with me. When I saw Chris, Delaney and Kevin, I was super excited to work with all of them, since they were all part of the reason I invested in classes at ColdTowne. I had the chance to see a lot other cast members in Rezurangur perform at ColdTowne, and now—having had a chance to work with them—I’m certain this is one of the best groups of people I’ve ever had the chance to share a stage with.

Now, as a Level 2 student, and about to move into Level 3, I am so excited to keep going through classes, and eventually graduate. I love this community of people and always enjoy watching every show especially Missed Connections ATX, Loverboy, and Damn Gina. Come see Rezurangur: An Improvised Heavy Metal Odyssee!

Michael Dolan is an Austin native and has been a student at ColdTowne since 2016. He’s a drummer with 20 years’ experience of many different genres. He’s a beauty school dropout, graduate of Texas Bible Institute and doesn’t use any of that knowledge at his job doing Software Quality Assurance.

He’s performed in the Bit Show and now with Rezurangur: An Improvised Heavy Metal Odyssee Sat. nights at 8:30pm only at Coldtowne Theater from March 4th through April 8th. $10 online, $12 at the door. Buy tickets here.

Groundhog Indicates: It’s a Good Year for Improv!

Wondering if you or your loved one will enjoy taking classes at ColdTowne? Check out this blog post from Megan Mowry from this past March: she started in our free 101 class (every other Monday at the theater) and hasn’t looked back since.

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By Megan Mowry

Groundhogs Day 2015: Me, my birthday, and a free improv class at ColdTowne Theater. It didn’t feel significant at the time, but in retrospect, it was honestly the best gift I have ever given myself. I sat down next to Laura de la Fuente  (now a fellow SHESHESHESHE troupe member and BFF) and I remember us being like two chihuahuas in a handbag, both extremely excited and kind of neurotic nervous, but happy to be in the same purse. Flash forward one year later, and we’ve done countless shows together, both performed in mainstages at ColdTowne,  and most importantly, we’ve met so many amazing people in the improv community!

ShePoster-Frank-Mills-optAfter graduating from college over a year ago, I felt like everyone I knew had left Austin, and I was determined to find new friends. I tried intramural kickball, but I don’t really enjoy group sports. I tried a doodle meet up, but it turns out all we had in common was the fact that we all loved our dogs. And then there was improv! Improv class is this magical place filled with humans that come from many different background, yet are somehow all kind, open, honest, and creative individuals playing make believe together. Seriously, what is more fun that that? 

ColdTowne should rename Improv Level 1 to Therapy Level 1. Nat Miller was an amazing teacher. He cultivated a safe and trusting environment for my class to express ourselves in ways that most of us had never done before. I’m not sure about most of you, but I sit at a desk all day in my head, in a car for an hour in my head, even at a workout or yoga still in my head. Improv class feels like the first big stretch after being in a confined space all day. It’s the off leash dog park for humans, it’s standing on a chair in front of room full of people and throwing a full on temper tantrum because it’s  “your character”. Happy freaking birthday to me, it’s been a damn good year!


Megan Mowry performs with her all female Cagematch champion troupe  SHESHESHESHE.  She is in the cast of Fuck This Week, exploring your shit ass week every Monday night at The New Movement. She recently the  joined resident cast of Tarantula, an organic, odd, vibrant web of collective consciousness type of improv, happening the second Saturday of every month at The Institution Theater. Outside of the comedy world, Megan enjoys Karaoke, tiny coffees, and watching improv.

Ashley Blom

Ashley is a writer, improviser, comedian, and food blogger (feel free to link forkingup.com). She’s a New Englander living in Austin, Texas with a background in traditional and musical theater prior to improv. She’s studied at ColdTowne and plans to continue her improv education everywhere else in the city and beyond before she’s done. You can see Ashley perform regularly with her troupes, 2-time ColdTowne Cagematch winning Darth Brooks, all-female group The Matriarchy, all-Massachusetts group Packie Run as well as various troupes and shows across town. She also produced and performed in Ashley’s Diary, a variety show based on her childhood journals.
She can be reached at ashleyblom.com or ablom10@gmail.comsquare

BettyFest Interview with Patio Talk: A Legendary Improv Troupe who Happen to be Female

BettyFest was founded in 2014 by Patio Talk (Chrissy Shackelford, Juliet Prather, Amy Wright, and Kasey Borger), a comedy team based in New York City that originally formed at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX. Their members have been trained at UCB NY, iO Chicago, and of course, ColdTowne. We sat down with the ladies of Patio Talk to learn more about how they came together as a troupe, why they started BettyFest, and what their hopes and dreams are for the future of women in comedy.

AND SAVE THE DATE: BettyFest is an all-night-long event happening on Friday, 10/14 at 6pm at Spiderhouse Ballroom, featuring all-female improv and sketch troupes. All ticket sales will be donated to SafePlace, so be sure you buy yours now: http://bit.ly/2b5PEYY

How did Patio Talk become a troupe? Can you give a little history on how it all started?

Juliet Prather: We were all obsessed with how the others played so we made a Cagematch team just to have fun and get a chance to play together. It felt like magic so we decided to never ever break up. I guess it’s important to note that unfortunately at the time none of us had gotten to really play with just women or had seen only women performing together that much, so we think that was a big part of what brought us together and what made Patio Talk feel (and still feel) so special.

Kasey Borger: We really came together like any cagematch team, we just really enjoyed each other’s style of play, respected the heck out of each other and wanted to have some fun. We didn’t intentionally set out to be a team of only women, but when we did we realized it actually played a big role in how we played together and probably the fact that we didn’t get to see that or be a part of it often made it feel so magical.

Chrissy Shackleford: We met up and decided to submit to cagematch. We met up at Spiderhouse cafe to come up with a name and landed on Patio Talk because we liked the format of opening with everyone on stage character matching. Our first rehearsal (or one of the firsts) was at Juliet’s place. We just sorta goofed around and did some scenes and I remember it feeling so fun and easy and I was so legitimately amused by everything everyone else was doing and that’s something that is really rare that we just stumbled upon – this insane on stage chemistry we all have together.

Amy Wright: We talked about the form at Spiderhouse and wanted to do something very easy and fun that was as freeing as a montague without it just being a montague. My favorite moment from one of our initial cagematch runs began with Chrissy as a single mom hosting a sad Christmas and ended with us all going to the mall to see our deadbeat dad playing Santa. We respect and love each other offstage and it translates into onstage chemistry that’s hard to find just anywhere.

Where did the idea for BettyFest come from?

KB & JP: There are so many nights when you can show up to a comedy theater and see a lineup of all male performers and no one bats an eye, because that’s just the norm. We wanted to create a night that made it seem like seeing a lineup of all women performers was just as normal. That idea inspired the original tag line “a night of comedy by comedians who happen to be female”. We wanted to make it seem like that was something you could just accidentally waltz into as an audience member and enjoy just as much, because guess what, you can and you should. We thought, wouldn’t it be ridiculous if a comedy event read “A Night of Comedy by Comedians Who Happen to be Male?” It’s completely unnecessary because it’s pretty much what someone would unconsciously expect to see at a comedy theater. We wanted to sort of point out the ridiculousness of it. Who cares if the performers are all women? Women rock lol. Our idea was to showcase some of the most talented comedians we knew and, whoops, they all happened to be female. We wanted to make sure that, yes, it was about women but not just “lol a night of women”, but a night of very talented women who are comedians first and foremost.

KB: One thing that really stuck with us was when a teacher came to see a cagematch show that happened to be two teams of women up against each other and commented that he noticed the energy in the room was different when it was a night of all women performing. That was important to hear for me because it illuminated how rare of a night this was that not only was it taken note of that it was all women, but it also truly felt different than other nights at ColdTowne. We wanted to bring that same energy again in a bigger way.

CS: Agree with everything said, one thing that was important to us was that on the actual night of the show there was really no mention of “ISN’T IT CRAZY THAT WE’RE ALL WOMEN?” or “HERE’S A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE WOMEN IN COMEDY!” It was just a killer show with big laughs.

AW: Also a large part of it was an effort to encourage more female-identifying teams to perform at ColdTowne. We wanted to motivate women who might not have played otherwise/women who might be new to the community/women who might have been a bit intimidated by the typically male-dominated scene to play together. We hoped BettyFest would inspire these teams to continue playing together after the show.

What was the first BettyFest like?

JP: So fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was good.

KB: It was the best!!!! The turnout and support really blew us away for being such a new run of shows. One thing that was so cool was to see women look around them in their classes or in their theaters and create teams of people they thought were talented, respected the heck out of, wanted to have a good time with and whoops! they were also all women. It was just great to see right in front of us a bunch of teams of women whereas our experience coming up in the theater was watching mostly teams of all men. This is not to say these teams wouldn’t have already come together or were already together, it was just really great to look at the submissions and see how many talented women there have always been in the community and then see them teaming up.

As far as actually creating the festival, we treated it very seriously and put a lot of work into the marketing and making a show that would sell out every night. We learned a lot from that and took what we did for the first show into the second and improved on that. It was a great learning experience, personally.

And as far as just the logistics of the show, it was the exact same as the second iteration and, if I’m not mistaken, this third iteration– with a stand-up and two improv teams comprised of all women.

CS: Dude, it was dope. It was the first time I had seen a show sell out so fast that we had to turn away basically a whole second audience the night of the show – which was a great marketing tool – because if you’re already at the theater and the show sold out then hey why don’t you just buy a ticket for next week’s show! Which was so rewarding because we all worked our asses off to produce that festival. We put so much time, effort, creativity, and money into marketing the shows and it was such a joy to see the theater straight up lit for the fest.

AW: It was so moving to see the support from the community. Everyone got hyped up and involved. We learned so much from the first year and, like Kasey said, we really tried to step it up for the second year. The photobooth idea we borrowed from Waterbed and it really made it feel like an event. It was also a great marketing tool because people started sharing BettyFest photos on Facebook and Instagram. It was sweet to see a bunch of people with profile pictures of them holding maxi pads and champagne for a while.

What do you hope for in terms of the future of BettyFest?

KB: I hope no boy identifying boys are ever allowed!!!!!! Lol jk! But seriously, I just hope that it keeps on truckin’ and everybody keeps on having a good time with it. It’s our lil bb and something that is still so important to us. It’s great and exciting to see it blown out so much this year and in such capable hands. Maybe my true hope is that it actually becomes so completely redundant because of how many nights a week women are playing in comedy theaters that it becomes a relic of comedy’s past??!!??? Idk I guess I have a lot of hopes and dreams.

CS: I’d love to start burning penises at the 10th annual BettyFest. I think it’s great that it’s moving over to a bigger venue – since that was the biggest problem we faced that very first year – high demand and not enough seats. I guess I hope that in its future it still means as much to everyone involved as it meant for us creating it.

AW: I hope to see BettyFest end sexism in comedy by the year 2035. If this does not happen, I’ll assume it’s bc no penises were burned or even singed just a little bit. I hope that more and more teams form and begin rehearsing in order to submit for BettyFest and then they eventually take over the scene and destroy all barriers and live full, happy lives.

What are you all up to now? Any plans on making a surprise appearance this year? 🙂

JP: We’re all doing the UCB thing and working on our own stuff, but we still play a lot together which is rad. I feel really lucky to have Patio Talk, and I think BettyFest was a big huge influence on the entire team and the love we have for each other. But no, no surprise appearances planned. Unless that was a sneaky invitation ??? Hehe.

KB: I am incredibly famous now and you can catch me in the hit TV show “Seinfeld” or signing autographs for my current autobiography ”Still Kasey After All These Beers”. If we do all make an appearance it will literally be a surprise to us all!!!

CS: I’m moving from Brooklyn to Queens soon so understandably that’s pretty emotionally taxing for me. I mean, I’m taking my brand from Lena Dunham to Leah Remini, for crying out loud. Other than that I’m still grinding away, I teach at UCB now and my “solo” comedy show just got picked up for a run at UCB Chelsea starting this fall which includes surprise performances from Kasey, Amy, AND Juliet….so basically Patio Talk will live forever.

AW: I’m filming a partly improvised film in Connecticut and then heading back to NY to continue with UCB classes. PATIO TALK FOREVER. TEXAS FOREVER. CLEAR EYES, FULL BEERS, STILL KASEY.

More on Patio Talk from the archives.

Troupe Spotlight: Kingz

kingzHow did Kingz come to be?
A group of lady improvisers were talking about times that they had dressed as men in their lives (Halloween, for shows, etc). We talked about who enjoyed doing it, who didn’t enjoy it and also if at any point you were perceived differently if someone did actually think you were a man. It was interesting to hear the different accounts of various women in the community. For those who were perceived as men while in drag they had noticed people speaking to them differently, having different body language around them, and relating to them differently when they were thought to be male. Some of us loved dressing up in drag, some of us had never done it, and some of us were uncomfortable doing it but wanted to explore it more. We decided it would be a fun cagematch idea and we submitted. Not only did it end up being fun, but we found that the particular group of people that had come together had amazing comedic chemistry. Performing together felt easy and fun and we decided we didn’t want to stop after our reign as cagematch champions ended.

What format do you use, and how did you decide on it?
We do a monoscene with pop outs. It’s basically where the characters stay in one location, exploring a moment in time. The exception being if someone mentions a time in their life, a memory, etc we might do a “pop out” and explore that memory or moment briefly and then go back into the monoscene. We all really enjoy relationship based performances. The format allows for us to explore our male alter egos more fully. At this point they are very familiar to all of us. Down the line I don’t know if we will always have the same guy character every time, but for now it’s great getting to know our dude selves better and better with each show.

What makes you different than other troupes out there?
I guess the obvious would be that we dress in drag. I doubt we are the only improv troupe that does this but at least in Austin we are the only drag king improv group that I am aware of. It’s fun to explore gender roles and stereotypes with these characters. We don’t try to make all our characters walking male stereotypes. They’re all over the spectrum. Sensitive dudes, dudes filled with anxiety, cocky dudes, mellow dudes, etc. There’s also usually a lot of dick jokes.

kingz at oob 2Is it difficult to play women playing men, and then if the scene requires it, women playing men playing women? What are some difficulties that come from your unique form?
Not really. Occasionally someone might slip up and call someone she when they are their dude character but that seems to happen less and less the more shows we do. When we do the pop outs and become female characters it’s just like becoming a female character in a regular show. I don’t know that we go as deep as to do it as how our male character would play a woman.We are a troupe with a large number of people. Monoscene’s tend to work a bit better with smaller troupes. The main challenge is trying to give some focus to all our different characters and to not talk over one another. Sometimes one persons character gets highlighted more in a show, but that’s ok. It’s sort of like with each show we get to learn a little bit more about the lives of our characters.

What is your favorite show you’ve ever done?
It’s so hard to pick just one! We’ve had a lot of really fun and wonderful shows. We had one the other night where everyone just kept breaking because we were all cracking each other up so much. I know breaking in scenes can be frowned upon but I think all of us get quite a bit of joy out of making one another laugh.

What advice do you have for new troupes and new performers?
Have fun. Play with people you like. Play with people you’ve always wanted to play with. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to do a troupe with you if you want to perform with them, more often than not they will be flattered and say yes. Hang out with your troupe mates outside of improv shows. Some of the best warm ups can just be talking to each other about what happened that day.

Who is a teacher/coach (at any theater!) who inspired you?
We have so many! Erika McNichol, Jill Bernard, Kristin Henn, Mick Napier, John Ratliff, Rich Talarico, Rachel Madorsky, Michael Jastroch, Clifton Highfield, Stephen Kearin, Roy Janik, Shannon O’ Neil, and so many more. We could go on and on. But if you haven’t you should check these folks out cause they’re all rad.

What is your favorite Austin landmark?
I feel like the dudes in Kingz (especially Tyler) would really enjoy Hippie Hollow.

kingzTell us a bit about your current run!
We are coming to the end of our crazy fun Februrary run, OKingzCupid! Each week we try and “date” different all female improv troupes. They perform a set, then us and then we do a big mash up speed dating round at the end where one person from each troupe gets crowned the King and Queen of the night. Kitty Nasty hosts the whole thing and there’s a photo booth and free Kingz Boozy Love Punch at each show. Our last one is on Februrary 25th at 8:30PM and Toxic Chakra will be opening up for us. It’s a great time and features some of the funniest ladies in Austin.

Kingz is:
Arian Brumby aka Dan
Lisa Jackson aka Freddie B
Molly Moore aka Jason
Meredith Roberts aka Tyler
Xaria Coleman aka Denzel
Emma Holder aka Tony
Cene Hale aka Carlos

BIO:
Kingz is an Austin, TX based improv comedy troupe of women who dress like dudes. Through the art of drag and audience suggestions these gentleladies bring the perfect combination of laughs, beard stubble and manliness to their relationship based performances. It’s good to be the Kingz.

Performer Policies

Please refer to our COMMUNITY HANDBOOK for detailed performer policies and information. Performers can find information here about how to get stage time, as well as tools to help promote your shows. It’s the responsibility of each troupe/cast to promote their shows.  Shows that sell out are have better odds of getting picked for future schedules.

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Schedule and Performing

SUBMITTING TO PERFORM

With shows 7 nights a week, ColdTowne offers more opportunities to perform than any other theater in Austin. Here are a few ways to get stagetime:

Regular Scheduling

ColdTowne Theater will send out a call for submissions once every two months. All troupes or shows of all experience levels and theater affiliations are encouraged to apply. You can be notified of calls for submissions in the ColdTowne Students and Performers Facebook Group, or by signing up to our email list.

Written show policy: You can submit a written show (play, sketch review, etc) at any time by emailing a script to our Artistic Director submissions@coldtownetheater.com

Throwdowne

The ThrowDowne takes place each Wednesday at 8:30 pm and is a great place to play with one-off or ad hoc troupes. You can be notified of calls for submissions in the same places as above as well as the Facebook page.

Special Events

We will occasionally take submissions for special events such as Lock-Ins, Anniversary Weekend, and Mainstage Show Runs for the upcoming year. Announcements about any of those will be made in the places listed above.

Performer Policies

Please refer to our COMMUNITY HANDBOOK for detailed performer policies and information. In addition to providing the best comedy in Austin, it is our goal to provide a friendly, welcoming environment to audience and students. Please observe the following policies:

  1. Act Professionally and enthusiastically (Show up 30 minutes prior to your shows and be prepared and sober)
  2. Dress Appropriately (Wear shoes, no shorts, be neat and presentable for shows)
  3. Create a good theater environment
    1. Do not create excessive noise before or during shows in the lobby. When in the hallway waiting to take the stage, please be absolutely silent.
    2. Do not leave personal items or garbage around the theater.
    3. Be friendly to audiences, students, and other improvisers.
    4. In general, be courteous and friendly with the staff of I Luv Video.  Introduce yourselves; they are our immediate neighbors and they will return courtesy.  
  4. Be a good audience member. Don’t talk or text during shows and let the paying customers give the suggestion, unless no one has responded after SEVERAL seconds.
  5. Be prepared to yield your seat or to pay in the event of a sell out performance.
  6. Please use the covered area of the parking lot next to I Luv Video for your group warm ups, and be respectful of neighbors with regard to the noise level
  7. Promote your shows. There are shows seven nights a week at the theater, and we like to schedule acts that take the initiative to promote themselves before the day of their show.
  8. If you are unable to make a show you are scheduled for we ask you let us know as soon as possible. If you want to try to “swap” with someone, we ask that you orchestrate the switch by finding a group to trade, and then let us know which group you’ve confirmed is willing to trade show dates with you. Please email all info and questions pertaining to show scheduling to submissions@coldtownetheater.com.

Troupe Policies

As a ColdTowne Theater Troupe, you are given preference to other comedy troupes in Austin when it comes to performance slots at ColdTowne Theater. In exchange for this preference, your troupe is expected to:

  1. Rehearse regularly.
  2. Promote and market its show slots via social media, postering, ColdTowne Twitter and Blog.
  3. Show up at least a half hour before the show block and touch base with Front of House Interns and Tech Crew.
  4. Perform with a majority of troupe mates present for shows (no excessive absences or ad hoc combinations of players)
  5. Communicate tech needs to the tech team (do not wait until the show is starting!)
  6. Help see that shows start on time. Encourage the opening group to be in the hallway ready to go, and even if a few customers arrive late they can come in during the top of the show and hopefully learn that we like to start shows on time.
  7. Headlining troupes may receive 2 complimentary tickets TOTAL (not 2 tickets per performer). Arrangements must be made at least 48 hours in advance in order to put the tickets into the system. At-the-door comps are prohibited.

Remember: show slots are a privilege not an entitlement. Failure to observe these guidelines may result in removal from the calendar.

Rehearsal Space

ColdTowne Theater offers rehearsal space at a premium rental rate, pending space availability, for ColdTowne troupes and student troupes. Although we will do our best to avoid it, rehearsals may be bumped at any time for private shows or classes at ColdTowne Theater’s discretion.

Mainstage productions will receive one month of free rehearsal time during off-hours, pending availability.

Payment is due 24 hours in advance via PayPal only. Book rehearsal space at www.coldtownetheater.com/about/venue-rental

Coaches

Coaches for troupes are hired at the troupe’s discretion. Payment arrangements should be made individually with that coach.

If you are having trouble finding a coach we recommend asking a faculty member for their recommendation of someone, or there is a website (http://austin.improvcoaches.com/) that can be helpful.


Show and Hosting Policies

Shows are the main access point for ColdTowne Theater’s entire customer base. As such, it is important that they are run professionally and that the utmost care is given to the audience’s ’s experience.

  1. Theater lobby should be open and set up 1 hour before showtime. (30 minutes if there is a class in the lobby).
  2. Lighting in the lobby should be set to the appropriate mood level, music should be playing, and the front of house slide show should be running on the monitor.
  3. Houses should be open 10 minutes before showtime. The gong should be rung and the audience told “The House is Open!” loud and enthusiastically. The preshow video should be playing as the audience files in.
  4. No more than 49 people are allowed inside the theater at any time. (and this is a SQUEEZE!)
  5. Please make all efforts to provide a predictable experience for audience members. Many times they enter the lobby and do not know where to buy tickets, when they can go into the theater, etc. Please be on the lookout for confused audience members and assist them accordingly.

Tech

Good tech is essential to the show. Remember the following basic guidelines:

  1. Loud house music (enough so people have to raise their voice to hear each other) should be playing as the audience files in.
  2. House lights should be on, but dim and intimate.
  3. Upbeat music should be playing during any lull in the show, including blackouts, between hosting segments and when troupes are taking the stage. This can kill a show if not done correctly!
  4. Play transition music nice and loud
  5. Lights should be pulled confidently, and music should play simultaneously.
  6. ALWAYS check with the troupes for their tech needs before the show starts.
  7. During the show you should remain in the tech booth. Something could go wrong, or a audio levels you thought were set correct could change. Take care of your business between shows so that you can remain in the booth during the show.
  8. With the exception of the desk lamp, turn off all white lights in the booth during the show.
  9. The house lights should be on and music playing as the audience exits.

Hosting

Good hosting is essential to the show. The headlining troupe for each show block is responsible for hosting for the evening. Remember:

  1. Relax. It isn’t your job to be funny. All you need to do is let people know to please be quiet during the show, what to expect, and to start applauding for the first act.
  2. Starting the show with confidence helps the audience relax, and lets them know that we know what we’re doing.  
  3. Make them feel excited and welcome.
  4. Do not be wasted.

Hosting/Start of Show Procedures

  1. Meet with the other groups before the show begins to see if they have any requests as to how they are introduced.
  2. Projector screen should be put up before hosting begins.
  3. The volume of the music playing turns up “nice and loud”, and the house lights are turned off simultaneously. Please try to make this transition smooth and professional.
  4. Host runs out to loud music and applause.
  5. Host dialogue should look something like this:

FIRST HOSTING SPOT:

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to ColdTowne Theater! If you haven’t already, we ask that you please take a moment to silence your phone, and we’re a small theater so we ask that you please refrain from talking during the show. By a round of applause who’s here for the first time? Welcome.

What you’re about to see will be completely improvised. Everything will be made up on the spot, and these shows will exists only once and then will be gone forever.

Tonight we have (name troupes in descending order, getting people to clap and cheer for each troupe). Coming to the stage first – put your hands together and make some noise for — XXX!

SECOND HOSTING SPOT

Let’s hear it again for XXX! And keep it going for your next troupe, XXX! (Get audience to applaud as loudly as possible)

CLOSING HOSTING SPOT

Thank you all so much for coming out tonight! Another big round of applause for XXX, XXX and (intern’s name)  in the booth. If you think this looks like fun, and want to give it a shot, we encourage you do so. Everyone you saw here tonight has been through classes, and we think anyone would benefit from taking them. We teach improv and sketch comedy classes here with some of the finest instructors in the South. Talk to anyone you’ve seen on stage or behind the bar for more information or sign our mailing list. SPECIAL WEEKLY PLUGS, Check out coldtownetheater.com for more information about shows! (Please deliver the “If this looks like fun, it is” speech with heart and intention.)

IF APPLICABLE: Please exit the door to the right. If you’re interested in attending the next show, stick around and we’ll let you in for free if there are tickets left! Please drive safe, keep supporting live comedy and and have a good night!

Intern and  House Manager Policies

Theater Interns and  House Managers are responsible for making shows run smoothly and efficiently. To receive their full discount, interns are required to work at least one night a week for the duration of each session. Discounts range from 25 – 100% off classes, depending on what night of the week the intern works. Interns and house managers are responsible for:

  1. Opening, closing and setting up the theater
  2. Keeping the theater (inside and out) clean.
  3. Making sure shows run on time and houses are open.
  4. Handling tech. Coordinating with host troupe.
  5. Selling tickets and ushering. Keeping track of capacity.
  6. Selling concessions.
  7. Counting money.
  8. Distributing fliers and signing people up for the mailing list.
  9. Finding substitutes for themselves in the event they are going to be absent.

Failure to perform these duties may result in loss of internship and class discounts.


Scheduling

Scheduling shows at the theater is a complex process. ColdTowne makes every effort to accommodate everyone and to create the funniest, most professional end product possible. The Artistic Director is in charge of determining the number of shows each troupe and performer gets. The following criteria are considered when putting together the schedule:

  1. Needs of the schedule
  2. Quality of performances
  3. Ability to promote and Audience Draw
  4. Special events
  5. Conservatory needs

This criteria along with other factors play into the final decision made by the Artistic Director.  An effort is made to be equitable with stage time, and record is kept of how many shows each act is given.

Some show slots are scheduled either by the headlining group or an appointed individual (ie: cagematch commissioner).

Availability requests for stage time are sent out by the Artistic Director 1 month before the start of each two month scheduling cycle. Failure to submit your availability on or before the due date forfeits your right to be put on the schedule.

Special Shows, Extended Runs and Events

ColdTowne Theater hosts a variety of special shows, extended runs of formats and special events. The Artistic Director will solicit submissions from the community regularly each bimonthly scheduling cycle for show runs, and once per year for mainstage shows that take place Saturdays at 7 and 8:30pm. Confirmation of your event or extended run will be given by the Artistic Director.

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Marketing Resources

Show Art  – Please refer to our design look book for all guidelines and best practices. Contact Michael Jastroch with Artwork for your show i.e. Slide Image, Poster, etc. Michael will look over your submissions and offer notes if needed.

We need your art ASAP to promote your show on our site, slide show, and social media. Please send us your art 1 week prior to the month of your show run for approval, with a final deadline the last day of the month before your show. I.e. if your show is in January, we need to see your artwork by December 25. (Yes, CHRISTMAS.)

ARTWORK GUIDELINES:
Eventbrite Image:
• 2160×1080 [landscape//horizontal]
• Same artwork, thematics, and text from your 12×18 poster
• Address and url not necessary but needs to say date(s) & time
Website/pre-show Slider:
• 1920×1080 [landscape//horizontal
• Same artwork, thematics, and text from your 12×18 poster
• Address and url not necessary but needs to say date(s) & time
12×18 Print & Web Poster Guidelines
• 12” x 18” portrait/vertical (landscape/horizontal is doable with permission from CT Creative Director)
resolution: 300dpi for Print, 225dpi suggested for Web
ColdTowne Logo: displayed at bottom right corner (no boxes around logo)
BOTH ColdTowne URL AND physical address displayed at bottom centered
Tagline: sum up your show (bare minimum example: “sketch comedy!”)=
Mainstage shows: include prices somewhere on poster
• Contact Michael Jastroch for approval/feedback (jastroch@gmail.com)
Other notes:
• Aside from what’s already on the Logo, use of CT fonts is not necessary.
• original artwork only please. If you are repurposing existing artwork make sure it can stand completely on its own. Not sure? Email Creative Director at coldtowne.creative@gmail.com

ColdTowne Branding Deck – Here are files with the logo, color scheme, icons, fonts, etc. for use in your promotional materials. We also offer poster templates, which we encourage all troupes to use, as they include information about the theater.

Poster Printing – Many ColdTowne performers use Ginny’s ($18.99 for 50 12×18 posters).  You can use a postering service such as Motorblade to hang your completed posters or have your troupe divide and conquer at local bulletin/community boards.

Social Media  – Contact Ashlee Jordan Pryor for mentions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Space is made available based on theater priorities and is not guaranteed. A planned schedule with content, links, imagery and proposed dated for sends is strongly preferred.

Typical social pushes for events that work well are: 1 post the week before, 1 post a few days to a day before, and 1 post the day of.

Facebook Events – Creating a Facebook event is suggested for special shows and required for mainstage/marquee shows. All shows should be created under a Facebook page (Such as Live at ColdTowne). Request the ColdTowne Theater page to co-host your event. Always include the eventbrite link in the ticket URL (found on our website), not just the text description.

If an event is created under a personal profile, you will not have the option to add a Facebook page as a co-host. This means ColdTowne Theater will not be able to add this event to its events page.

Community Boards – Plug your event on these sites:

  1. Do512
  2. Austin 360
  3. Austin Chronicle
  4. Culturemap Austin
  5. Austin Monthly
  6. Austintexas.org/visit/events
  7. 365thingsaustin.com
  8. Nowplayingaustin.com
  9. Yelp Austin
  10. Eventbrite Austin

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Monday Night Mash (Improv)

Monday nights, we mash-up three of Austin’s best improv comedy groups to perform for your pleasure. $5 gets you in and it’s always BYOB! This week features:

Nice Astronaut
Nice Astronaut performs scenes which build different characters and themes, and then connections are made linking them. Nice Astronaut is the second longest running house troupe at Coldtowne Theater in the thriving improv comedy scene of Austin. It has performed in NYC’s Del Close improv comedy marathon five times and Austin’s Out Of Bounds improv festival for the past six consecutive years.

Level 6
Our current Level 6 class.

Houses in Motion
Two-time CageMatch winners, Houses in Motion perform fast-paced and fun improv!