LABOR DAY WEEKEND August 29th to September 4th

Now Accepting Submissions for 2017

Whether it’s that pesky day job, bad weather or all those dang tweets, Escape from the Mundane and head to the 2017 Out of Bounds on Tuesday, August 29th to Sept 4th (Labor Day weekend).

We want to make sure this festival is more party than work, more vacation than stress, and that everyone is treated with that southern hospitality charm. Read below to make sure Out of Bounds is the right festival for you.

As a performer, you will receive:

  1. Performer Badge – Flash your performer badge at the box office and get on the list to grab any unclaimed seat. (For shows at risk of selling out, you can buy tickets online to make sure you don’t miss out!)
  2. Deep Discount for Festival Badge – All performers receive a deep discount to upgrade your badge to a Festival Badge. A Festival Badge allows you to reserve a seat for all the shows you want!
  3. Hotel Discount – You will get a discount on a downtown Austin hotel.
  4. Airport Ride – Coming from out of town? We make sure you have a ride waiting for you to chauffeur you to wherever you’re staying.
  5. Trading Cards – The photo you submit for your act will be put on a limited edition Trading Card. These cards have become a staple of our festival and are custom made each year. Cards are randomly sorted into packs of ten, and we sell them for $10 at the box office. If you want to join in on the fun, you can buy a pack, trade at the parties, and collect all your favorite troupes! It’s a great way to mix and mingle.
  6. Daily Parties – Every night will be a party at a unique location in Austin, drink discounts a common occurrence 🙂
  7. Day Trips – Over the weekend, we organize day trips to Barton Springs, Salt Lick BBQ and other fun Austin hotspots. We provide transportation so you can buy yourself enough food and drink to go into a mini-coma without worrying about getting yourself home!
  8. OoB Golf – It’s mini-golf with free beer and insane characters harassing every mini-golf hole. An OoB Sunday tradition that you can’t miss out on. Winner receives the Ridiculous Jacket.

Improv? Sketch? Variety? Expect one or two shows in our festival! Times based on your preference and availability.

Stand-Up? Expect two or three 5-10 minute sets in our festival, with some 15-minute slots available.

The cost of submission depends on when you submit and how many people are in your group:

  • Early Bird Registration (until Feb. 28th) is $35 for most acts, $15 if you are a solo performer or duo.
  • Regular Registration (March 1st to March 31st) will be $45 for most acts, $25 if you are a solo performer or duo.

Have questions about the festival? Email Ruby at

Questions or issues about the submission form? Email Tyler at

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 15th year, the festival averages over 500 performers over the 7 days leading up to Labor Day.








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