ExAb Fest ’22 took place on Sunday, April 3 at fallout Theater in downtown Austin, Texas. For details about ExAb Fest ’23, check out the festival website.

Our 7th festival, this year featured 20 shows that ran back to back, marathon style, over the course of the day. A dedicated team of teen volunteers ran the entire thing. It was fantastic.

Hooray for hilarious shows and fantastic audiences and beautiful volunteers and generous venues and more!

As always, the festival included:

  • The best adult comedy acts in Austin
  • Youth comedy acts from Austin and beyond
  • OffSpring Acts featuring veteran improvisers performing with their children, grandchildren or parents.

Due to a residual fear that pandemic woes might re-emerge, we chose to keep the festival to a single day and did not offer the usual workshops and social events. We lucked out and were able to hold our smaller fest with not a single hiccup! (But we are bringing back workshops and social events for sure next year. So mark your calendars!)

Fallout Theater generously provided us with a venue for the festival and we happily took over early Sunday morning. The day began at 11 am with Toast and a Jam, our early morning Improv Jam that includes all you can eat toast and tiny juice boxes.

The noon block included ExAb Tourco who killed with their fast paced, hilarious short form set. HennEvelyn Residence performed a two person mono-scene followed by a riotous montage by CamCamCam. The undisputed hit of the noon block however, was Bubbly Gum. A two person act featuring the grandmother/grandson duo, Elliott and Sandra. Their 10 minute OffSpring set was slow paced, smart comedy that pulled the audience in and left them wiping away the tears from laughing so hard.

THIS POST IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Check back soooooooon for photos and show descriptions!

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