Mark Miks

Mark Miks

After Austin Stories, Mark Miks founded Action Figure the production and creative shop behind the Emmy Award winning KLRU series Downtown. Action Figure also teamed up with MTV’s “Laguna Beach” producer and Austin Stories director Gary Auerbach to create 13 one-hour episodes of the A&E series “Rollergirls,” a reality show about the ATX Roller Derby’s Lonestar Rollergirls. Mark currently directs commercial and branded content through Austin based production company The Original Chicken Boy, Inc. Mark’s clients include: Allegro Coffee, BMW, Dannon, Dodge, Doritos, Frito-Lay, GMC, HEB, Hyundai, Ulta, Walmart and Whole...
Improv Fantasy League Winner

Improv Fantasy League Winner

Austin, TX Each year Austin’s own ColdTowne theatre drafts local improvisers to form random teams and face to head-to-head in a round robin tournament to the comedy death. This year the champions will receive a spot in the 2016 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Once the winner is announced, we’ll update the cast and team name. Stay...
The Frank Mills

The Frank Mills

Austin improv The Frank Mills are celebrating their 10th year as an improv group based out of Austin, Texas. They are working actors who have trained, directed and performed extensively at some of the world’s foremost comedy institutions, including The Second City in Chicago and Cleveland, The Annoyance Theater and Improv Olympic Theater in Chicago, Boom!Chicago in Amsterdam and ComedySportz in Austin and Chicago. They are also five friends who like to have a good time and make each other laugh. They have been consistently recognized by their peers, winning “Best Improv Troupe” by the Austin Improv Collective; 2006 and 2008, and by the Austin artistic community at large; receiving the first B. Iden Payne Award for “Outstanding Improvisation Ensemble” in 2005-06. In addition, The Frank Mills were selected as “Best of the Fest” by Hyde Park Theater’s FronteraFest 2007. The Frank Mills founding members have served as faculty at the ColdTowne Theater Conservatory since its inception and in every show strive to bring the audience grounded, character-driven comedy that is both funny and smart....
Field Day

Field Day

Austin, TX Field Day is an improv team that found one another in 2014. They are a group of friends that have performed throughout Austin, TX, in comedy festivals such as OOB and DCF, and hosted a monthly show. They love to dig into the minutia of the everyday and find the humanity, magic, and fun. Three of the four members have moved on to Chicago and LA to chase down dreams, but Field Day lives on and performs together whenever possible. They also keep in touch regularly thanks to emojis. They look great in denim. Link to...
Ralphie Hardesty

Ralphie Hardesty

Austin stand up Ralph Hardesty is a die-hard Midwesterner who, after a series of indelible life mistakes, eventually wound up acting and doing standup comedy in Austin. His popular queer storytelling show, Greetings from Queer Mountain, co-hosted by Micheal Foulk, has been shocking and weirding out unsuspecting heterosexual, cisgendered Texans for three years. Hardesty is proud to have performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Ladies Are Funny Festival (though he is a man, he is no less a lady) and the San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival, which was delicious. Moms love...
SheSheSheShe

SheSheSheShe

Austin, TX SheSheSheShe is an all-female-identified long form improv troupe hailing from ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX. Creating comedy gold from thin air for captivated audiences, these ladies can be found laugh-crying to old episodes of 30 Rock and drinking copious amounts of wine on any given night. Think women aren’t funny? Try us. Link to...