The Writers of Key & Peele

The Key & Peele writers all have improv chops. They use their improv skill in the writer’s room which is what helps give Key & Peele its unique voice. See Rich Talarico, Colton Dunn, Becky Drysdale, Phil Jackson, and Charlie Sanders perform live improv at OoB 2014.

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TV’s Matt Jones (Breaking Bad, Mom) and Dave Hill (Quick Draw, Reno 911!) were one of last year’s favorite acts. We’ve brought them back this year. See them perform improv live in Austin, TX

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Lauren Lapkus

Improv and comedy actress, Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre), comes to OoB to perform with Wild Horses and interview with Jimmy Carrane’s Improv Nerd podcast. Catch her in a variety of shows.

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Paul Brittain

This Saturday Night Live alum brings his one-man sketch show and some stand-up to Out of Bounds as well as performing improv in all-star improv shows like Stool Pigeon & The Lottery.
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Mo Collins

This unforgettable queen of characters (MADtv, Parks & Rec, Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin, Arrested Development) comes to OoB to host her show of storytellers, MO & TELL as well as performing stand-up and improvising in the all-star improv show, Stool Pigeon.
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Improv Nerd w/ Jimmy Carrane

This comedy podcast, available on iTunes, is a live interview show hosted by Jimmy Carrane, a nationally known improv teacher and host on Chicago Public Radio. Interviewing icons in the world of improv, Improv Nerd gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at careers in comedy. Jimmy’s guests for OoB include Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black) and Tom Booker (Owner of The Institution Theater.)
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The Idiot Kings: A Burn Manhattan Tribute Spectacular?

If you think this group vaguely resembles the late 90’s New York experimental underground troupe Burn Manhattan… you would be right!
Matt Higgins, Jay Rhoderick, Kevin Scott, Spencer Kayden, and Todd Stashwick (Heroes, The Riches) come together to give us a taste of their work as the groundbreaking Burn Manhattan who pioneered organic improv performance in NYC.
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RISK! Podcast with Kevin Allison

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”
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Maribeth Monroe

You’ve seen her on those Applebee’s commercials and on Maron and in Workaholics, playing the raving lunatic boss, Alice. Maribeth is a veteran of The Second City Mainstage and comes to Austin to perform with her all-female improv troupe LadyTown as well as in the in the all-star improv show, Stool Pigeon.
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Saffron Herndon

This 3rd grade comic is only 9 years old and already taking the TX stand-up scene by storm. See her at TNM and/or The Velv.
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What is OoB?

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a seven-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and a variety of comedy performances from all over the country and across the globe. Now in its 13th year, the festival averages over 500 performers in 120 shows over the 7 days leading up to Labor Day.








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