About

Excused Absence Youth Comedy Fest

Comedy for All Ages

Feb. 13 – 15, 2021 Online & in Austin, Texas

Shows – Classes – Events

A unique opportunity for youth, families & educators to participate in a hands on comedy event.

Look, just because it’s PG doesn’t mean it’s not hilarious. Because it will be. We promise.

Contact us at 512 809 0017 or at exabimprov@gmail.com

Who Attends the Fest? Comedy fans, performers, students and educators of all ages and backgrounds.

Who Performs at the Fest? Improvisers, Sketch Troupes and Stand Ups as young as 4 and as old as… We are proud to include some of Austin’s most talented comics as well as up and comers of all ages. Taking the festival online gives us the opportunity to include participants from all over the world!

Some history…

Excused Absence Festival was launched in the Spring of 2015 by Move Your Tale (now Excused Absence Comedy) at ColdTowne Theater. Realizing that much of the comedy in Austin is inaccessible to youth, they created a festival that gives performers and fans the chance to get onstage, take workshops, socialize and most importantly, see shows performed by experienced and accomplished comics.

In 2021, the festival will take place both online and onsite at a variety of venues. Improv, Sketch and Stand Up performances, classes & social events presented by both adult and youth performers take place over the course of three hilarious days. Designed for beginners, veterans, fans and the “just curious,” attendees have the option to purchase single show or workshop tickets or a festival pass.

This is a public event, but we do ask that attendees under 12 who plan to attend onsite shows be accompanied by an adult. Those under 12 who have participated in our programs may attend without an adult with permission from the Festival Director.

It’s comedy, but a code of conduct will be enforced to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of all attendees.