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Kevin Miller of “History Under the Influence”

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)

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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