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Special Guest NICE ASTRONAUT presents Small Universe & Improvioke!
First, Nice Astronaut presents their signature form Small Universe, which is a combination of The Harold and a loose Close Quarters.
Then… IMPROVIOKE! For the Improvioke set, Nice Astronaut – along with a few contributors from Station Theater – will interview an audience member, then improvise lyrics based on their life to a karaoke track! Nice Astro will perform a few improv scenes based on the lyrics, then do it all over again! Your life – set to improvised music!
About Nice Astronaut:
One of Austin’s longest running longform improv troupes, Nice Astronaut was the first self-formed troupe from ColdTowne Theater in 2008 and has played at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater at the Del Close Marathon, the Chicago Improv Festival, and The Out of Bounds comedy festival. Nice Astronaut regularly performs improv and sketch comedy at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, Texas. Nice Astronaut specializes in creating and performing longform improv forms. The troupe consists of ColdTowne Theater Teaching Assistants, improv coaches, improv/theater youth workshop and camp instructors for ColdTowne Theater, ZACH Theater, and middle school theater teachers, and sketch comedy writers, directors, producers, and performers. Members are graduates from ColdTowne Theater and iO, are regular performers in ColdTowne main stage shows, and have been featured in local commercials.
When & Where
With a full lineup of intelligent yet irreverent stand-up, sketch and improv, Station Theater is Houston’s home for independent comedy. Station’s ever-growing pool of improv and sketch comedy troupes delight audiences every Thursday through Saturday. Station’s comedy conservatory offers workshops and classes in long form improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy as well as other areas of performance art. Station is available for corporate training programs and private events.
Structure: Thursdays – 8:30pm
Station comedians create an interwoven artpiece exploring human nature and the absurd comedy of life – all based on one audience suggestion. This weekly powerhouse show is Station’s nod to great traditionso of improv.
Supernova Armando featuring Lotería: Fridays – 8:30pm
The Supernova Armando is a fast-paced comedy show that takes the true stories of a fascinating guest and turns them into hilarious scenes! This weekly show takes on the classic Armando form created by Armando Diaz of iO Chicago. The show opens with Lotería, a show where everything – including performers – is completely left up to chance.
Student Saturdays: Saturdays – 8:30pm
Saturdays are all about Station’s student troupes! Enjoy current Houston favorites like This Infinite Closet, The Mockumentalists, Vaudeprov and more – or witness a new troupe in the making. Either way, laughter will ensue!