Tonight in Austin Improv: Monday, January 7

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Monday Night Mash, feat. Lemon, JohNathan, and Hunnicut – $Free
10:00 – Stage Dive with Amber Bixby – $Free
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Fuck This Week – $Pay what you want
9:30 – Basement Brawl – $Pay what you want
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FACT OF THE DAY: The words “something” and “nothing” were Elizabethan slang for “penis” and “vagina”. Much Ado About Nothing is a double entendre.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Sunday, January 6

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
7:00 and 8:30 – Michael Priest album recording (stand-up) – $8
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FALLOUT THEATER:
6:00 – Jelly (open jam)
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HIDEOUT THEATRE:
11:00 – Hideout Kids presents Wonderland – $5
7:00 – Level 6 student showcase – $Free
8:30 – The Weekender, feat. Level 3 student showcase, Friends on Facebook, and Austin/Austin – $5
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THE INSTITUTION THEATER:
6:00 – Rubber Room (open jam)
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FACT OF THE DAY: In the 1930s, to counter suspected Japanese spying, the US government restricted offshore fishing in Hawaii. The government compensated for the lack of meat by shipping tons of Spam to the state. As a result, Spam is especially popular in Hawaii to this day; it appears on menu items at both McDonald’s and Burger King.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, January 5

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
10:00 – What’s the Story, Steve? – $5
7:00 – Old Love – $10
8:30 – One Hour Til Air – $12
10:00 – Midnight Society presents Cult Comedy, feat. Prima Doñas – $10
11:00 – Srsly, Whose Fuckin’ Line Is It? – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
7:00 – Hail to the Queen (drag) – $12
8:30 – Sweet Lightning – $12
10:00 – We’re Hiring (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
6:00 – Maestro RAW – $7
8:00 – Mischief Managed – $15
10:00 – Maestro – $15
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ZACH NORTH:
8:00 – ComedySportz – $10
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FACT OF THE DAY: Clocks run clockwise because, in the northern hemisphere, that’s the direction shadows move around sundials.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Friday, January 4

COLDTOWNE CONSERVATORY:
7:00 – Drew’s Gym (free improv jam)
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COLDTOWNE THEATER:
7:00 – Movie Riot, feat. Art Car – $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 – Comedy Wham Live (podcast recording) – $12
9:30 – Sure Thing (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
7:00 – The Fancy-Pants Mashup – $5
8:00 – The Big Bash – $15
9:00 – The Threefer, feat. RonDon Martelli, Tribute, and Milk & Serial Killers – $5
10:00 – TheatreDome, feat. OKStupid – $5
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FACT OF THE DAY: Due to immigration, the most popular language currently being learned in Sweden is Swedish.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, January 3

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Friends For Now, feat. Y’all We Asian and Three on a Match – $8
10:00 – Spitballin’ (stand-up) – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Hear Me Bitch (stand-up) – $7
9:30 – Slide in the DMs – $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 – $Free
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FACT OF THE DAY: Some plants, including sunflowers, are “hyperaccumulators” that can absorb and store extremely high levels of metal in their tissues. At Hiroshima, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, cleanup crews have planted fields of sunflowers to decontaminate the land of radioactive elements.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, January 2

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Sugar Water Purple presents Can We Kick It – $8
10:00 – ColdTowne ThrowDowne – $8
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THE 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
8:00 – Available Cupholders Super Secret Show – $5
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FACT OF THE DAY: During a major-league game on May 27, 1981, Kansas City Royals player Amos Otis hit a ball that rolled slowly down the third-base line as Otis made it safely to first. Third-baseman Lenny Randle got on his hands and knees and blew on the ball, causing it to roll out of bounds and resulting in a foul ball. This was not against the rules, but the umpire officially ruled it an in-bounds hit.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Monday, December 31

FALLOUT THEATER:
8:00 – Fuck This Year – $10
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
8:00 and 10:30 – New Years Eve Improv Extravaganza – $35
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FACT OF THE DAY: Dropping a ball to mark the top of the hour originated in the 1830s at the British Royal Observatory, which would drop a lighted ball every day at 1:00 PM so that nearby ship captains could synchronize their clocks. The Times Square ball on New Year’s Eve is the only remaining example of this timekeeping method.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Sunday, December 30

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
7:00 – Sunday Night Smash, feat. Dog Joggers, Stonebriar, and S’Nailed It! – $5
8:30 – Stool Pigeon – $Free
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FALLOUT THEATER:
6:00 – Jelly (open jam)
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HIDEOUT THEATRE:
11:00 – Hideout Kids presents Happily Ever After – $5
8:00 – Same Years Eve – SOLD OUT
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FACT OF THE DAY: During college Chevy Chase was in a band with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, who later went on to form Steely Dan.

Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, December 29

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
10:00 – What’s the Story, Steve? – $5
7:00 – Old Love (preview) – $10
8:30 – Missed Connections ATX – $12
10:00 – Midnight Society presents Cult Comedy, feat. Collection Agency – $10
11:00 – Say Uncle presents The Say – $5
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FALLOUT THEATER:
7:00 – Fallout Holiday Pageant (variety) – $12
8:30 – Sweet Lightning – $12
10:00 – Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober (stand-up) – $12
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THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
4:00 – Hideout Kids presents Happily Ever After – $5
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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ZACH NORTH:
8:00 – ComedySportz – $10
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FACT OF THE DAY: The latest Apple Watch has more pixels than the original iPhone.