LABOR DAY WEEKEND August 29th to September 4th

Submissions Close At Midnight, March 31st

We are accepting late submissions until April 7th!

Thanks y’all for applying! You’ll hear from us in May.
2017 OoB Schedule to be announced in June!








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.









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We've Got the Goods

Why we’re one of the best comedy festivals around.

We curate talent from across the globe emphasizing diversity, quality and freshness. Take workshops from the world’s leading improv and comedic talents. Rub shoulders with local legends and comedy icons alike at our nightly parties. Watch some of the best in comedic arts today.

Read more about past performers

Keep Austin Weird

Eat more tacos than you ever thought possible.

Austin’s consistently ranked one of the top cities in America, so come see why. We’ve got fun day trips planned for our performers to explore pools, BBQ and our infamous annual mini-golf competition. And of course, nightly parties and community shows!

Read more about Austin

Trading Cards

Way cooler than a tote bag.

An OoB tradition for five years running, we make & sell packs of collectible trading cards that depict each act in the festival. Each year we print more and they still sell out.


Read more about our trading cards