Did you know?
Out of Bounds is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit! When you participate, you’re helping bring attention to the Austin comedy community with improv, sketch, podcasts, musical, variety and stand-up acts. Out of Bounds strengthens performer networks, provides educational opportunities to our talent and stimulates both Austin tourism and industry interest, so thanks for helping!

Featured Shows

Sen. Wendy Davis

Guest Storyteller

The legendary Texas senator will be our monologist for Friday night’s Mega Pigeon Show!

Friday, September 1st
10:00pm Spider House Ballroom

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Phil Lunn Is...


An evening with a lady who isn’t to be forgotten. Entirely improvised songs and entirely improvised conversation, all inspired by the audience.

Sunday, September 3rd
9:00pm at the Hideout Theatre (Downstairs)

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White Women


White Women have had their sketches featured on the Huffington Post, Funny or Die, and Comedy Central. They deliver a show filled with infectious energy, physicality, and bold choices.

Saturday, September 2nd
7:00pm at The New Movement

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  • All shows (including headliners)
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  • After-parties
  • Food & drink discounts
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  • If you’re performing for OoB this year, upgrade your performer pass to an “All-Festival Pass” at a deep discount!
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What is OoB?

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a live performance festival that showcases some of the best acts in improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. What began as a small festival to showcase Austin’s burgeoning comedy scene has now exploded into a seven-day festival with over 500 performers (from all across the globe!), 130 shows, and 10 venues. Today, OoB is Austin’s longest running comedy festival and the largest multi-disciplinary comedy festival in the south. Read more.

We’ve recently been listed in TravelMag‘s Best Festivals in Texas. Check it out!









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