Out of Bounds Comedy Festival releases lineup, places tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Festival, which features 500 performers in 120 shows ta nine downtown Austin venues.

Sketch group Magician vs. Clown is slated to perform at the 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin.
Sketch group Magician vs. Clown is slated to perform at the 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin.

Passes are now on sale for Austin’s 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, taking place Sept. 1-7.

Looks like the little comedy festival that could, did. Started in 2002 by members of local improvisation group Well Hung Jury and staged over a couple of days at downtown’s Hideout Theatre, the fest has become something of a very jolly grin giant.

This year, 84 improv groups, 41 standup comics, and 16 sketch acts from around the globe (including talent from our own white-hot comedy scene) will perform in nine downtown venues over the course of seven days. ending on Labor Day. That’s more than 500 performers in 120 shows, for those of you who are counting.

An All-Festival Pass goes for $119 and includes full access to all shows (including headliners), after-parties, and area discounts.

The upgraded All-Festival Pass Plus will set you back $129, includes all the benefits of the regular pass plus an OoB Fest T-shirt and a free pack of Official 2015 OoB Trading Cards.

Tickets for individual shows are also on sale. Visit the festival’s schedule page (where you can find the complete lineup of acts and schedule of performances) to buy tickets for a specific show, or reserve a spot if you’ve purchased a pass (not all venues offer single-ticket purchase or reservations).

This week’s comedy: June 19-25

Tommy Davidson.
Tommy Davidson.

Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, facebook.com/SureThingATX.

Cap City Comedy Club. Tommy Davidson, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18. lliza Shlesinger, 8 p.m. Thursday. $17. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. “Texas Two-Steppin’ on Sixth Street” finds Austin’s homegrown sultans of satire preaching the gospel according to the GOP in “GOP Superstar,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg breaking it down as “The Notorious RGB” and Texas readying itself for the Jade Helm invasion. All this and magician Ray Anderson’s crowd favorite, the Claw. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Esther’s Follies Theater, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Dorm Daze,” 8 p.m. Friday. “You Can’t Stay Here,” 10 p.m. Friday. “Whiteboard,” 10 p.m. Saturday. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Free-$10. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, theinstitutiontheater.com.

The New Movement. “Pass the Mic,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St. 512-696-2590, newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore, $5, 11 p.m. Friday. John Tole with Pat Dean, $10, 9 p.m. Friday and 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic, $5, 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com.

 

This week’s comedy: June 6-12

Josh Blue
Josh Blue

Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, facebook.com/SureThingATX.

Cap City Comedy Club. Josh Blue, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18. Tommy Davidson, 8 p.m. Thursday. $17. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. “Texas Two-Steppin’ on Sixth Street” finds Austin’s homegrown sultans of satire preaching the gospel according to the GOP in “GOP Superstar,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg breaking it down as “The Notorious RGB” and Texas readying itself for the Jade Helm invasion. All this and magician Ray Anderson’s crowd favorite, the Claw. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Esther’s Follies Theater, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Fragile Rock,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “You Can’t Stay Here,” 10 p.m. Friday. “Tarantula,” 10 p.m. Saturday. “Impromp-Two,” 7 p.m. Sunday. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Free-$10. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, theinstitutiontheater.com.

The New Movement. “Pass the Mic,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St. 512-696-2590, newmovementtheater.com.

This week’s comedy: June 5-11

Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, facebook.com/SureThingATX.

Cap City Comedy Club. Sebastian Maniscalco, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18-$22. Josh Blue, 8 p.m. Thursday. $20. 8120 Research Blvd., No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.

Esther’s Follies. “Texas Two-Steppin’ on Sixth Street” finds Austin’s homegrown sultans of satire preaching the gospel according to the GOP in “GOP Superstar,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg breaking it down as “The Notorious RGB” and Texas readying itself for the Jade Helm invasion. All this and magician Ray Anderson’s crowd favorite, the Claw. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Esther’s Follies Theater, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

The Institution Theater. Improv and off-beat theater. “Fragile Rock,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “You Can’t Stay Here,” 10 p.m. Friday. “Impromp-Two,” 7 p.m. Sunday. “The Rubber Room,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Free-$10. 3708 Woodbury Drive. 512-895-9580, theinstitutiontheater.com.

The New Movement. “Pass the Mic,” 8 p.m. Sunday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St. 512-696-2590, newmovementtheater.com.

The Velveeta Room. Stand-up comedy hosted by Avery Moore, $5, 11 p.m. Friday. Bob Biggerstaff with Andrew Dismukes, $10, 9 p.m. Friday and 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Speed Mic, $5, 9 p.m. Thursday. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com.