Tonight in Austin Improv: Sunday, December 16

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
7:00 – Advanced Class Capstone Shows – $5
8:30 – Stool Pigeon – $Free
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FALLOUT THEATER:
6:00 – Jelly (open jam)
7:30 – Fallout Theater Holiday Party
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HIDEOUT THEATRE:
11:00 – Hideout Kids presents Happily Ever After – $5
7:30 – Level 4 and 6 student showcases – $5
8:00 – The Weekender, feat. Hey Babe!, Cupcake Compadres, and ReConnections – $5
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
6:00 – Student Showcase Shindig, feat. Level 1, 2, and 3 student showcases – $5
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FACT OF THE DAY: “Jingle Bells” isn’t about Christmas; it’s about sleigh racing.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, December 15

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
10:00 – What’s the Story, Steve? – $5
7:00 – The Roast of St. Nick – $10
8:30 – Missed Connections ATX – $12
10:00 – Midnight Society presents Cult Comedy, feat. Prayer Circle – $10
11:00 – That Time of the Month (variety) – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
7:00 – Hail to the Queen Christmas Special (drag) – $12
8:30 – Sweet Lightning – $12
10:00 – Off-Script (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
6:00 – Holiday Party Disaster – SOLD OUT
8:00 – Mischief Managed – SOLD OUT
9:00 – It’s A Wonderful Blank – $15
10:00 – Maestro – $15
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
8:00 – Fuck, It’s Christmas! – $10
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ZACH NORTH:
8:00 – ComedySportz – $10
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FACT OF THE DAY: This is what was in the suitcase in Pulp Fiction.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Friday, December 14

COLDTOWNE CONSERVATORY:
7:00 – Drew’s Gym (free improv jam)
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COLDTOWNE THEATER:
7:00 – Movie Riot, feat. RoundHouse – $8
8:30 – Loverboy presents Kiss & Tell – $8
10:00 – Live at ColdTowne (stand-up) – $8
11:30 – Fburg and Mediterranean Ave. present Improvised Reality – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – We’re Hiring (stand-up) – $12
9:30 – Sure Thing (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:00 – Speechless – $5
8:00 – The Big Bash – $15
10:00 – The Threefer, feat. ComedySportz Austin and Cabrón – $5
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
8:00 – Immigrants, The Musical! – $10
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FACT OF THE DAY: Tomorrow is the last day to enroll in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace for 2019. https://www.healthcare.gov

Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, December 13

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Friends For Now, feat. Level 1 and 4 student showcases – $8
10:00 – ColdOnes (sketch) – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Horsemilk presents A Ha Ha Holiday Show (sketch) – $7
9:30 – Slide in the DMs (variety) – $7
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
8:00 – Pgraph – $10
9:30 – The Free Fringe – $Free
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
8:00 – Anything Live (variety) – $Free
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FACT OF THE DAY: Scientists have used ice core samples in Greenland to track the economic activity of the Roman Empire. Roman mines and foundries produced enough airborne lead pollution that it settled on the Greenland ice sheet. The amount of lead in the ice from one year to the next indicates how active Roman industrial activity was at the time.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, December 12

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Level 1, 3, and 5 student showcases – $7
10:00 – Critics’ Pick – $7
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Garage – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Good Fight – $Pay what you want
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:00 – Weekly improv jam – $Free
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FACT OF THE DAY: The guards at the Tower of London are called the “Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign’s Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary”—or, for short, the Beefeaters.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Tuesday, December 11

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Level 1, 2, and 4 student showcases – $7
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Playpen (stand-up) – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Sandbox with Rob Gagnon (variety) – $Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: On March 18, 1990, two men in police uniforms robbed Boston’s Gardner Museum of 13 paintings worth $500 million. The most valuable was “The Concert” by Johannes Vermeer—at $200 million it may be the most valuable stolen object in the world. The art remains missing.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Monday, December 10

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Level 1, 2, and 3 student showcases – $7
10:00 – Stage Dive with Amber Bixby (stand-up) – $Free
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Fuck This Week – $5
9:30 – Basement Brawl – $5
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FACT OF THE DAY: The Bible never refers to the snake who tempts Adam & Eve as the devil. The Koran, written hundreds of years later, does.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, November 29

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Friends For Now, feat. Needles & Rao and Pan’s Labyrinth – $8
10:00 – QueerTowne (variety) – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Dream Shake Productions Presents (video) – $7
9:30 – Shart Tank (variety) – $7
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
8:00 – Pgraph Presents – $10
9:30 – The Free Fringe – $Free
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
8:00 – Anything Live (variety) – $Free
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FACT OF THE DAY: There are whales alive today who were alive when Moby Dick was written. The oldest confirmed whale was a Greenland shark examined in 2013 who was somewhere between 272 and 512 years old.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, November 28

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Sugar Water Purple presents Can We Kick It, feat. Say Uncle and Nice Astronaut – $7
10:00 – IFL champions: The H-E-Bees, feat. Fishbowlers – $7
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Garage – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Good Fight – $Pay what you want
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:00 – Weekly improv jam – $Free
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THE MUSEUM OF HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT:
8:00 – Twins presents It’s OK to Laugh – $Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: The longest fence in the world is a 3,488-mile containment fence that winds from south-central Australia to eastern Australia and keeps dingoes from pillaging sheep farms. The fence costs $1 million per year to maintain and has an undesirable side effect: an exploding kangaroo population on the safe side.