Sat, 11pm – The State

Saturday, August 31st

11:00 pm at Stateside at the Paramount

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Cast:Richard Garriott & the cast of Stool Pigeon: Shana Merlin (GET UP, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!, MERLIN WORKS) Martin Garcia (BABY WANTS CANDY, THE SECOND CITY, COMEDY SPORTZ!AUSTIN) Jim Carlson (MIDDLE AGE COMEBACK, THE SECOND CITY) Dave Hill (HILL/JONES, QUICK DRAW, iO'S KING TEN) Irene White (MIKE & IRENE, THE GREEN HORNET, iO'S KING TEN) Michael Williams (MIDNIGHT SOCIETY, STOOL PIGEON) Liz Brammer (THEATERSPORTS SEATTLE, 69 LOVE SONGS, COLDTOWNE) Matt Jones (HILL/JONES, BREAKING BAD, THE OFFICE) Edie McCLurg (ALL GIRL REVUE, PEEWEE'S PLAYHOUSE, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF) Bryan Roberts (GHETTO SKETCH WARLOCK, BOSS, STOOL PIGEON) Tim Sniffen (BABY WANTS CANDY, IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE CO.) Carlos LaRotta (PRECIOUS DADS, BRAISED IN TEXAS, STOOL PIGEON) Lisa Jackson (RATLIFF & JACKSON, GALACTIC, AUSTIN SECRETS) Craig Uhlir (MIDDLE AGE COMEBACK, iO's DEEP SCHWA) Marc Majcher (IMPROV FOR EVIL, THE ESCORTS, FALSE MATTERS, PORTALARIUM)

Stool Pigeon feat. Richard Garriott - 1461

Austin,TX

The cast of the special edition OOB Stool Pigeon always reads like a Who's Who of our nation's improv scene, a collection of the most prodigious performers, teachers, directors, and producers.

As per usual, a very special guest will be the "Stool Pigeon," relating several stories from their (real) life, providing a bevy of details and thematic do-dads for the others to take and run with in an all-out improv set.

This year's stool pigeon: Richard Garriott de Cayeux


One of the gaming world’s legendary designers, Richard Garriott earned that status with his design of the Ultima role-playing games, one of the most successful computer game series ever. His Ultima Online game was the world’s first commercially successful Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG).

In 2006 Richard was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Conference Choice Awards.

Today Richard is co-founder and CEO for Austin-based developer and publisher, Portalarium, which is currently developing Shroud of the Avatar, the spiritual successor to Richard’s previous works in the fantasy role playing game genre.

In October of 2008, Richard realized a lifelong dream to travel to space when he launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft to the International Space Station and became the first second-generation American to fly to space. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on commercial space travel and currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council.


This Year's Cast of Improvisers:


Cast of Stool Pigeon

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Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.

So if you want to be sure to see a show you may be well advised to show up a couple shows before the one you really want to see.

The Stateside at The Paramount handles all of their own ticketing online. Only the first 75 pass holders can reserve a spot online. After that, pass holders must visit box office.

Non-Pass Holders

Please purchase a ticket at the physical venue or online, Starting August 2nd at The Stateside at Paramount Website.

Interested in a Festival Pass? To purchase a full festival pass, go here.

Note: To use your festival pass to reserve a ticket, select 1 from the Number of Tickets drop down and hit the I Have A Festival Pass button. You will need to show your Festival Pass at the box office to pick up your ticket.

Online sales close at 5pm on the day of the event. Ticket are still available at the box office.