Tim Meadows, Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting and FUCT: OoB Comedy Festivalparticipants' picks
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is cannonballing into Austin's comedy pool this coming Tuesday. You don't want to be caught without your suit on when the big 10th anniversary cabana party gets started.
With over 500 performers vying for your attention in 80 different shows at four venues throughout the week, it's exhausting thinking about getting out to see all of them. What's a people-pleasing, schedule-obsessed comedy lover to do?
First, go to therapy. You can't ever please everyone. We'll recommend a good one if you need.
Second, talk to the comedy experts who know the ins and outs of the Festival. And since it'd be a pain having to first hunt them all down to ask them, we did the work for you. (You're welcome.)
Assembled are some recommendations from some of the minds behind Out of Bounds as well as from some of the performers themselves.
Erica Lies - The Asides (Tue 9:30pm):
The Sunday night show at the State Theatre with Boom Chicago and Uncle's Brother will be huge as well. Boom Chicago is a Second City-style sketch revue that performs in Amsterdam, and Uncle's Brother is... well, it's Tim Meadows. Duh. (Sun 9pm)
There is not a ton of sketch groups at OoB this year, but we do have the hugely talented Your Terrific Neighbors. They'll be performing with two groups from Chicago that I have heard good things about as well. (Fri 7pm)
Later in the week, we also have a collection of comics who just broke big or are just about to break big in standup. The Friday show is a good one to catch a combination of both. It has Ramin Nazer who is local and just went to the Just For Laughs festival. You've also got Matt Koff who writes for the Onion. One of the acts a lot of people have been talking about is Victor Vanado, who's done just about every late night show you can name. (Fri 9:30pm)