Austin’s only regularly scheduled all ages comedy show.

We aren’t ready to return to weekly shows, but once a month? Perfect.

Excused Absence Nights are live comedy shows featuring original Improv, Sketch and Stand Up. Most shows include adult and youth acts. It’s regular comedy, but with a PG sensibility.

March 5
April 2

The Details:

  • When? We have three ExAb All Ages Nights this Spring: Sunday, March 5 at 5 pm, Sunday, April 2 at 5 PM and Sunday April 30 at 4 pm.
  • Who? Student and adult improv troupes.
  • Who else? This show is appropriate for all ages.
  • Where?  ColdTowne Theater
  • How Much? Tickets are Pay What you Wish and available at the door.

Following every performance, audience members are invited to join performers on stage for an Improv Jam. Low pressure and and fun, jams are a great way to try Improv without committing to a class.

We are Austin’s only regularly scheduled comedy show designed to give young performers the chance to see both peers and experienced adults perform.

The all ages comedy shows you’ve been waiting for.

Excused Absence Nights began in 2012 as weekly shows that gave kids and teens an opportunity to see comedy performed by accomplished adult acts that were otherwise unavailable to them. Eventually, we realized that these shows were also an opportunity for kids and teens to perform for wider audiences and began adding youth troupes to the line up. The pandemic led to almost 2 and a half years without these shows. We’re ready to jump back in.

A few photos from the March 5th ExAb Night Show