Lace up your Reebok Pumps, stuff your Lisa Frank notebook into your Trapper Keeper, and hold onto your butts because ColdTowne is taking you back to school.
Each Friday in September, Bad Boys will be welcoming special guests The Ladies to celebrate the beginning of another school year. Why? Because the childrens is our future.
Each show will begin with improv sets from both Bad Boys and The Ladies. They will then combine forces to perform comedic scenes based off their true childhood stories.
Hear tales of youthful indiscretion (like when one young Lady nearly found herself ejected from Disney World) and embarrassment (like when one young Bad Boy asked “What is the hymen?” on national television), and watch a cast of some of Austin’s finest improvisers bring those tales to life.
Shows are each Friday at 8:30 pm in September. BYOB but Mom’s bringing complimentary Gushers (for real). Tickets are $7 or $5 with any student ID.
Bad Boys have garnered acclaim as one of the best improv ensembles working in Austin. They perform with a style that is both fierce and highly intelligent, like velociraptors. Playing to sold out houses across the city, they’ve inspired audiences to rave “everyone in the ‘Bad Boys’ troupe wears glasses. They were also hilarious,” and “I mean, they’re weird, sure, but it’s funny.” They recently received a nomination for a B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Work in Improvisational Theater as well as the judges’ prize from NYCs Iron Mule Short Comedy Screening Series for their video sketch, The Prostitute.
Formed in late 2011 as an avenue for all-female physical comedy, The Ladies were voted Best New Troupe at ColdTowne in 2012. They have competed in numerous Austin-area cagematches and showdowns, as they refuse to back down from a challenge. The Ladies are known for wearing pearls at every performance, creating memorable absurd characters, and showing off their stage combat training.