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

Greetings, from Queer Mountain!


An LGBTQ storytelling showcase drawing speakers from every walk of life.

Sunday, September 3rd
10:00pm Velveeta Room

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Asian Gracefully


An exploration of growing up Chinese, American, and somewhere in between.

Friday, September 1st
7:15pm Hideout (Upstairs)

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The Right Now


Highly physical short vignettes woven in with longer, character-driven scenes.

Saturday, September 2nd
8:45pm ColdTowne Theater

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Passes available!

All-Festival Pass

  • Full Access

  • All shows (including headliners)
  • Reserve your seat ahead of time
  • After-parties
  • Food & drink discounts
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Performer Pass Upgrade

  • Full Access

  • If you’re performing for OoB this year, upgrade your performer pass to an “All-Festival Pass” at a deep discount!
  • Special “Weekend Upgrade” option available for full access Fri-Mon of Festival.
  • We’ll verify your email and act(s).
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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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