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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!

Labor Day Weekend

August 29th to September 4th

The 2017 OoB Schedule is now live!

Tickets are now available for individual shows.
Pass-holders can reserve their seats to shows for free.

Headliner Spotlight: The Defiant Thomas Brothers

Returning to headline the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival for the second year in a row, the Defiant Thomas Brothers are an American comedy duo known for their fearless approach to material about race, stereotypes, and human nature. From their infamous “Jews” song, to...
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Headliner Spotlight: White Women

As the name obviously suggests, “White Women” is an improv group comprised of seven black men. Despite being primarily housed out of UCB, White Women has performed at basically every venue in Los Angeles, and also put on shows in NYC and San Francisco. They had the...
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Register today for The Hideout Theatre’s Summer Intensives!

The Hideout Theatre’s Summer Intensives are coming August 14-18! Five days (that’s 30 hours) of intensive improv instruction from the Hideout’s most experienced teachers, performers and directors. Kareem Badr, Courtney Hopkin, Andy Crouch, Roy Janik,...
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Marcella Arguello | Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2017

Headliner Spotlight: Marcella Arguello

“Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy.” Marcella Arguello is a stand up, writer, and actress hailing from Northern...
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Headliner Spotlight: Witch Taint

What’s more extreme than extreme? The most extreme, brutal, and Satanic black metal band of all time — Witch Taint. Lance is a 19-year-old Norwegian black metal superfan hailing from Gary, Indiana. Sure, he lives with his parents, but that didn’t stop him from...
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Passes now 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.

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