Out of Your Head
July 25, 2013
In the late 1990s, improv was booming. Around Austin, the venues and troupes were lively, cutting edge, and widely popular. Big Stinkin’ Improv and Sketch Comedy Festival got bigger and stinkier by the year, bringing in top talent from stage, television, and film. But the beginning of the new century brought perilous times for the Austin Improv scene.
In the past few years, the stars have aligned and spurred a renaissance in Austin improv. Most of the old troupes are dead and gone, but thanks to new places like The Hideout, Coldtowne Theater, and New Movement Theater, the improv scene is experiencing a revival.