Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, October 24

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BUTTERFLY BAR: 6:45 – Symphonic Taint COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Duran & Johnson’s Special Sessions On… 10:00 – Raney Nights with Scott Raney (variety) THE HIDEOUT THEATRE: 8:00 – The Threefer, feat. Cheap Date, The Amazon and The Milksop, and Danger! Warning! Improv! 10:00 – The Free Fringe, feat. Scrabble, Invisible Man, Marbles with Ryan Millar, and Jessica…

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, October 23

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Instant Classic and Miller & Purselley 10:00 – Cagematch THE NEW MOVEMENT THEATER: 8:00 – Opposites 9:30 – Strugglebus and Meal of Sides (FREE) FACT OF THE DAY: The 1983 movie WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick, originated the term “firewall” in reference to computer network security.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Tuesday, October 22

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Braised 10:00 – Tuesday Night Jam (FREE) FACT OF THE DAY: According to Bill Clinton biographer Taylor Branch, the Secret Service once picked up a drunk Boris Yeltsin standing in his underwear on Pennsylvania Avenue, trying to hail a cab. Yeltsin told the agents that he wanted a pizza.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Monday, October 21

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Tuck and Roll, Glamazon, and Cheap Date 10:00 – Schtick (stand-up) (FREE) FACT OF THE DAY: In 2006, Fiji bottled water ran an ad that said “The label says Fiji because it’s not bottled in Cleveland.” In response, the local paper ran tests which showed that Cleveland’s public water was cleaner than Fiji’s.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, October 19

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: ColdTowne 7th Anniversary Comedy Marathon 6:00 – The Ladies, Boy Toy, and Cheap Date 7:00 – Bless This Mess, Big Beautiful Warlock, Miller & Purselley, and Oh, Science! 8:30 – STAB Comedy (sketch) 10:00 – Bear Derby, The Frank Mills, and Midnight Society 11:15 – Northshore Local, Glamping Trip, Nice Astronaut, and The…

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Friday, October 18

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: ColdTowne 7th Anniversary Comedy Marathon 7:00 – Movie vs. Movie vs. Movie, feat. Men in Chrissy’s Life, Rush, and The Academy 8:30 – Sarah 7 reunion and Bad Boys 10:00 – All-Star Live at ColdTowne (stand-up) 11:30 – Patton and Seth: The Unfinished Project, Escape Hatch 12:15 – Late Night Lock-In THE HIDEOUT THEATRE: 8:00…

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, October 17

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BUTTERFLY BAR: 6:45 – Symphonic Taint COLDTOWNE THEATER: ColdTowne 7th Anniversary Comedy Marathon 7:30 – Pizza Party Kickoff 8:30 – Duran & Johnson’s Special Sessions On… 9:15 – House troupe reunions, feat. Look Cookie and Murphy 10:00 – The Mission (storytelling) 11:00 – Graduation show reunions, feat. Powerball, Mustache Moleface, and JC’s BM THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:…

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, October 16

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Newsical and Miller & Purselley 10:00 – Cagematch THE NEW MOVEMENT THEATER: 8:00 – Opposites 9:30 – Strugglebus and Meal of Sides (FREE) FACT OF THE DAY: The last man killed during the construction of the Hoover Dam was the son of the first man killed, 13 years to the day.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Tuesday, October 15

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Triple Threat (variety) 10:00 – Tuesday Night Jam (FREE) FACT OF THE DAY: Motion sickness is believed to be an automatic defense mechanism against neurotoxins. When the brain can’t correlate a feeling of movement with stationary visual input, it responds as though the person is hallucinating, and creates nausea to encourage vomiting.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Monday, October 14

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COLDTOWNE THEATER: 8:30 – Furiously Missing, AC Lerok, and The Ladies 10:00 – Schtick (stand-up) (FREE) FACT OF THE DAY: When you splash cold water on your face, the body produces “mammalian diving reflex,” slowing your heart rate and directing oxygen to the heart and brain. This helps mammals like seals and dolphins to survive longer underwater,…

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