On Friday February 28th and March 1st, improv teams from Austin, Dallas, and Phoenix will compete for a cash prize and the title of Best in the Southwest in the first annual ColdTowne ShowDowne. Click here for the full details.
Competing Fri Feb 28th at 10:00 pm vs. Petty Zoo (BUY TICKETS)
Adult Bakery performs a longform show based on the Slacker format of following the action through tag-outs. There is occasionally a hard-sweep and reset with a new “base” scene if the group feels the tag-outs have reached their potential in a given scene. It’s frenetic but not chaotic; fast-paced but not out-of-control.
Adult Bakery features Clifton Gray, Lauren Corl, Bryan M. Gerdes, Scott Schoneman, Maria Konopken, Shane Shellenbarger, Chris Hooper, and Denise Yaghmourian.
You, Me & Michael
Competing Friday Feb. 28th at 9:00 pm vs. Skutch (BUY TICKETS)
You, Me, and Michael is a long form improvisational troupe from Tucson, Arizona. Consisting of Brooke Hartnett, Harrison Lehrman, and Michael Campbell, YM&M was formed in 2013 as a way for these long time performers to experience long form for the first time. All three members belong to The Charles Darwin Experience, the University of Arizona’s only short form improv troupe.
Brooke Hartnett is a junior studying Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre. She hopes to one day find a stable job for herself and her cat. Harrison Lehrman is a graduating senior studying Psychology and English. When he’s not improvising, Harrison enjoys watching sports and playing low stakes poker. Michael Campbell is a graduating senior studying Psychology and Judaic Studies. He is an enigma wrapped in a mystery.
Competing Friday Feb. 28th at 8:00 pm vs. Nice Astronaut (BUY TICKETS)
Formed in the summer of 2013 and coached by David Allison, Joey Fatone is a completely improvised show that uses a combination of character monologues and scenes to tell the story of a famous person that is less famous than former NSYNC heartthrob Joey Fatone. Each show will forever change the way you look at celebrities.
Joey Fatone features Ashley Bright, Rachel Hall, Monica Phantharath, and Jonda Robinson.
Competing Fri Feb 28th at 10:00 pm vs. Adult Bakery (BUY TICKETS)
Petty Zoo has been together for about half a year, having met in improv classes at Dallas Comedy House. There was mutual chemistry, so we started performing outside of just student showcases. Our shows are usually fast-paced, sometimes bizarre, and always fun.
Petty Zoo features Michael Rapp, Kim Marr, Trevor Gale, Cotton Hensley, Lee Magness, Jon Patrick, and Chad Kent.