Excused Absence is Austin’s go-to youth program for comedy training, all ages shows and performance opportunities.

Classes, camps, shows and abundant performance opportunities are available year round at ColdTowne Theater through their youth program, Excused Absence Comedy. With a faculty that includes some of Austin’s most beloved improvisers and Teaching Artists, ExAb provides an advanced level of training and abundant opportunities to perform and attend live comedy.

Camps: Online or Onsite

 Excused Absence Comedy Camps are a concentrated dose of funny for young comics of all levels. Taught by some of Austin’s most experienced and respected performers, our camps are a positive, creative way to hone your comedy chops while making friends and having fun.

Classes: Online or Onsite

Improv and Sketch Online Classes allow students to build comedic timing, flexibility and communication from the safety of home. 

During the Fall & Spring, ExAb offers weekly Improv classes at ColdTowne Theater for Kids and Teens. Fall classes usually begin in late September.

Excused Absence Comedy Online Improv Jam (1)Online Improv Jam

ExAb Students, Performers & Friends are invited to join us Monday, June 8th at 6 PM for an online jam! RSVP here for the link!


Touring Events & Field Trips to ColdTowne


Bring Improv workshops and performances directly to your school, library or organization with our Move Your Tale touring company or bring your group to ColdTowne for a unique field trip. 

Due to current events, we are slowing down our normal touring schedule and working one on one with organizations to create safe, group specific events. Contact us at 512 809 0017 or exabimprov@gmail.com to create the perfect workshop, recurring class or show for your group. Online and limited onsite available.