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The Starter Kit (ATX) / The Glamping Trip (ATX) / Venn Diaphragm (ATX)

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

The Starter Kit (ATX) / The Glamping Trip (ATX) / Venn...

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Event Details

Wednesday, Sept 1st

8pm @ Salvage Vanguard Theater - Oranges Stage

Erik Adams, Justin Davis, Zach Palmer, Brad Temple

The Starter Kit


The Starter Kit presents Murder! is an improvised comedic murder mystery with a different and distinct detective for each show. The detective grills different suspects, leading to a series of flashbacks with the murdered victim. The murder itself can be seen as a red herring as many other stories are discovered along the way that help elicit character development, along with laughs. Also, every show features two special guests from other improv/sketch troupes and shows, one of which is discovered as the murdered victim within the first few minutes of the show.

The Starter Kit performs a wide variety of formats from long-form narratives to off-the-wall, unpredictable insanity that follows no strict story-telling (or real-world sometimes) rules. We're regularly trying out new ways of expressing our playful side to appease our inner children as well as ways of pushing ourselves and our skills to higher and higher levels of performance. It's all about keeping shows fresh and interesting. To enjoy one of our shows, they recommend you come in with an open mind and realize anything can happen on that stage. If you must expect something from a TSK show, expect to have fun.




John Ratliff, David Hess

The Glamping Trip


The Glamping Trip is David Lee Hess and
John Ratliff. They specialize in grounded improv that's smart, sweet, hilarious, heartbreaking, and real as rent. Since the characters they create will exist only once, the Glamping Trip try to make it worth their while, which the audience seems to appreciate. They've performed at Austin's Hyde Park Theatre and ColdTowne Theatre and are completing a run as headliners of The Hideout Theatre's Thursday night show.



Nat Miller, Erica Lies, Nitra Gutierrez, Pierce Purselley

Venn Diaphragm


Venn Diaphragm performs character-driven Chicago-style longform comedy. Audiences are treated to patient, realistic scenes that build into fast-paced edits and tag-outs where worlds collide and the nature of reality is undone. Okay, maybe that last part was hyperbole. But Venn Diaphragm’s specialty is committed scenework that finds humor in everyday situations, mixed with some light-hearted absurdity and characters that range from lovable nerds to self-centered aunts to blood thirsty squirrels.

VD is a strong, consistent group with a collective 50 years of stage experience as well as training from iO Chicago, the Upright Citizens Brigade, the People’s Improv Theater, and the Magnet Theater. They’ll make you laugh and—if you’re lucky (or just really sensitive)—cry. As performers, they commit to characters physically, and give them strong, wide-ranging points of view. As a group, they’ve developed a strong group mind over the last three years that has them finishing each other’s sentences, and their scenes always have a stage picture.  They also listen hard and edit fast, forging scenes out of realistic but warped situations, mixed with a willingness to follow and make discoveries. Audiences laugh, yes, but they also are also supremely entertained between the jokes.


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When & Where

Salvage Vanguard Theatre - Oranges
2803 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and filmed comedy from all over the country. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival also includes a miniature golf tournament where performers compete to win the Ridiculous Jacket, a trophy unrivalled in mini sports.





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