Welcome to Excused Absence. Comedy for Youth at ColdTowne Theater.

cropped-cropped-cropped-excused-absence-shoe-png-111.pngFormerly known as Move Your Tale, we changed our name to reflect an increased focus on middle and high school students. Fans of Move Your Tale, don’t fret! MYT remains our program for preschool and early elementary comics. In addition to year round classes and shows, we host Excused Absence Comedy Festival, a yearly comedy festival featuring performances, workshops and social events for youth performers, educators and comedy fans.

Winter Break Camps

Winter Teen Intensive '17

Middle and High School aged performers and comedy fans are invited to join us December 28 and 29 for two days of intense comedy creation. Study with some of Austin’s best comics, collaborate with like minded peers and put on a show in two days! Guaranteed to be explosive, hilarious and fun.
Register for the Teen Intensive

Holiday Break CampsLooking for a Winter Break comedy experience for your elementary school aged child? Check out our Move Your Tale Winter Kids Camps!

Register for Winter Kids Camps

Register for Spring Classes 


Aspiring comics, comedy fans and those simply interested in trying something new will find a variety of opportunities to learn, perform and collaborate with Excused Absence Comedy!