Excused Absence is Comedy for Youth at ColdTowne Theater.

black & white shoe copyExcused Absence Comedy offers the best comedy training for youth in Central Texas. With a staff comprised of Austin’s finest performers and teaching artists, we are able to provide both high quality training and unequaled access to performance opportunity.

Register for Fall Classes 


Aspiring comics, comedy fans, and those simply interested in trying something new will find a variety of ways to learn, perform, and collaborate with Excused Absence Comedy’s classes and camps.

Audition for an Improv Troupe

Screen Shot 2018-08-27 at 3.10.31 PMExcused Absence Comedy casts multiple house troupes each fall and spring who practice weekly under a coach and perform regularly throughout the year. Auditions are Sunday, September 16 at 5 pm!


Weekly All Ages Shows

EA SHOWS PNGExAb produces two weekly shows year round at ColdTowne Theater. What’s the Story Steve, our interactive, improvised show for young audiences, is at 10 am on Saturday mornings. Excused Absence Nights, Sundays at 5 pm, features different youth and adult troupes each week and ends in an improv jam that invites audience members to take part!