Ten years ago, there was no iPhone and ColdTowne Theater was a dusty store room at the back of a video store. Most of Austin's comedy community fit on a single porch.
Since then, ColdTowne has become a hub for comedians of all stripes and a regular stop for fans of comedy across Texas. Our 10th anniversary weekend celebrates the students, performers and alumnus/alumnae that have defined and redefined the next big thing in comedy, whether they're doing a bit in the ColdTowne hallway, opening their own theater or getting noticed and hired at the world's most recognized comedy institutions.
A badge assures you a seat to four days of shows and parties, beginning Thursday night, 10/20 and wrapping with a special anniversary Stool Pigeon on Sunday night, 10/23.
Highlights from the weekend include:
-A special star-studded Live at ColdTowne featuring Matt Bearden, LaShonda Lester, Chris Cubas and Eric Krug
-A late night roast of our kid's show favorite Steve Scott, the dog!
-A showcase of the best ColdTowne sketches of all time!
-Special appearances and reunion shows by Paralleogramophonograph, a Nice Astronaut family reunion and a rare show from ColdTowne, the troupe!
-10 hours of special late night programming from 11:30pm Friday until Saturday AM with even more reunions, ridiculous bits and special shows
-A jam-packed weekend line up of current and past favorites, including Movie Riot, Oh, Science!, Sugar, Water, Purple, Midnight Society, Toxic Chakra, The Knuckleball Now, Elevator Action, Big Beautiful Warlock and The Glamping Trip
-An all-Star Stool Pigeon at Spiderhouse Ballroom on Sunday, with monologist Patrick Terry of P. Terry's and host Mac Blake. Featuring a killer lineup of past and present Stool Pigeon cast members, as well as some talented wildcards from ColdTowne's current performer roster.
Badge purchasers will also receive a limited edition 10th Anniversary ColdTowne tee.