Excused Absence Comedy is

Improv Training and Performance for Youth

Year Round Training and Performance

Our Conservatory Program provides advanced levels of Improv and Sketch Comedy training through weekly classes, school break camps and opportunities for performance. With a Faculty that includes some of Austin’s most beloved Improvisers and Teaching Artists, we are proud to provide youth and families with access to high quality comedy training.

Improv for Libraries, Schools and Organizations

Link to Move Your Tale for Improv in Schools, Libraries and Organizations

ExAb Fest, our yearly all ages live comedy event, takes place April 22 & 23 in Austin at ColdTowne and Zach Theatres. We are currently accepting submissions from Adult, youth and mixed age Improv troupes, Sketch Acts and Stand Ups. This is a great chance to perform for enthusiastic audiences made up of diverse ages and backgrounds. Read about the festival and apply to perform here!

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Join us onsite at ColdTowne Theater for Summer Camps!

Audition for an Improv Troupe

Improv troupes

Ready to dive into Improv Performance? Join an Improv troupe!

Weekly Spring Classes

Weekly Classes

Join us onsite at ColdTowne Theater on Sundays for weekly Improv classes.

ExAb Fest ’23 Dates Announced

Excused Absence COmedy Fest

The best Youth Comedy Festival in the Universe is back! That’s right, the next Excused Absence Comedy Festival will take place April 22 and 23, 2023. This year, the festival will feature tons of local and visiting stand up, sketch and Improv acts, workshops, social events and more. Day 1 takes place at Zach Theatre, Day 2 at ColdTowne Theater.

Shows: Live Comedy for All Ages

Comedy Shows

Fast, fun and frequently hilarious, ExAb’s show line up is varied and original, including all ages shows with both adult & youth acts, family friendly shows performed by adult casts adept at playing to both parents & kids, and more!

Birthday Parties & Private Events

A One of a Kind Celebration

Looking for a unique, low stress way to celebrate? We’ve got just the thing!

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