Kevin Miller of “History Under the Influence”

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dinEvery Thursday in May, the headlining show at The Hideout Theatre is History Under the Influence. The premise of this show is simple enough: a narrator, played formidably by Austin improv veteran Mr. Kevin Miller, spends the afternoon getting drunk on whisky and beer, and then he describes a historical event or two. A team of…

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How to Survive a Bad Improv Show (or Two)

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Guilty as charged! Sometimes, I take improvisation too seriously. Other times, I don’t take it seriously enough. And an imbalance in either direction produces what Wall Street might call … “suboptimal returns.” Two quick and recent examples: 1. A couple of nights ago, I was in a show titled “History Under the Influence” at The Hideout Theatre.…

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