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 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!

Excused Absence Comedy Festival

Excused Absence Comedy Festival

Two Days of original live comedy performed by comedians of all ages for audiences of all ages. Improv, Sketch & Stand Up Shows, workshops, jams, open mics, and more. If you like comedy and want to seriously dive in, this is like a dream come true.

Shows: Live Comedy for All Ages

Saturday Morning Kids Shows

Fast, fun, and frequently hilarious, ExAb’s show lineup 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!

ExAb Night All Ages Shows

The only show in town where you can catch Youth Improv and Sketch troupes opening for some of Austin’s most revered improvisers. 5 pm, first Sunday of the month at ColdTowne!

Weekly Spring Classes

Weekly Classes

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

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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