Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, January 2

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ColdTowne Theater 8:00 PM – Midnight Society – twitch.tv/coldtownetv —FACT OF THE DAY: James Garfield was assassinated on a Monday.LIE OF THE DAY: His lasagne was poisoned.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, December 31

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No improv scheduled. Happy New Year! — FACT OF THE DAY: Many people feel the decade does not truly begin until January 1, 2021. LIE OF THE DAY: Those people should totally keep flogging that point, because respect for them just grows every time they do.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, December 30

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ColdTowne Theater 8:00 PM – Yeah, But Are You Happy? – twitch.tv/coldtownetv — Fallout Theater 8:00 PM – Year in Review – twitch.tv/falloutcomedy — Hideout Theater 10:30 PM – Same Year’s Eve – Austin Improv’s annual celebration is happening virtually this year, without the show component. See Jessica’s post in the Hideout student and alumni…

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Tuesday, December 29

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No improv. — FACT OF THE DAY: Half of the world’s geothermal features, and two-thirds of all the world’s geysers, are found in Yellowstone National Park. LIE OF THE DAY: Jellystone National Park accounts for two-thirds of the world’s pick-a-nick baskets.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Sunday, December 27

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Hideout Theatre 11:00 AM – Hideout Kids Virtual Show – twitch.tv/hideouttheatre — FACT OF THE DAY: On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, “There is no news.” Instead, they played piano music. LIE OF THE DAY: They were forced to stop when the BBC playing piano music became news, and report that news.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Saturday, December 26

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ColdTowne Theater 8:00 PM – Midnight Society – twitch.tv/coldtownetv — ComedySportz Austin 7:30 PM – ComedySportz web show – comedysportzaustin.com — FACT OF THE DAY: “Boxing Day” began as a tradition of giving alms to the needy on the day after Christmas. Samuel Pepys’s diary of 1663 makes mention of “Christmas boxes” carried by tradesmen…

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Friday, December 25

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Christmas Day. No shows. — FACT OF THE DAY: A “manger” is not a building, but a feeding trough. LIE OF THE DAY: The livestock’s food was still in the trough as well, and Joseph had to wrestle the baby out of the cow’s mouth three times over the course of the first night.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, December 24

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Christmas Eve. No shows. — FACT OF THE DAY: The Santa Claus legend as we know it today incorporates elements of the Greek Saint Nicholas, the German Sinterklass, the Norse Odin, and the English Father Christmas. LIE OF THE DAY: It is physically impossible to lie on Christmas Eve.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Wednesday, December 23

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Hideout Theatre 8:00 PM – Virtual Maestro – twitch.tv/hideouttheatre — ColdTowne Theater 8:00 PM – Yeah, But Are You Happy? – twitch.tv/coldtownetv — FACT OF THE DAY: Pogonophobia is the fear of beards LIE OF THE DAY: Pogophobia is the fear of Pogo.

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Tonight in Austin Improv: Tuesday, December 22

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Nada. Zippo. Zlich. — FACT OF THE DAY: The name “chess” comes, circuitously, from the Persian shah, meaning “king.” We get “checkmate” from the phrase shah mat, or “The king is dead.” LIE OF THE DAY: The name “Monopoly” was formed by combining the sexual habits of the two Parker Brothers: the monogamous Charles, and…

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