Excused Absence Youth Comedy Fest takes place August 11 – 12, 2018 at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, Texas.

Improv, Stand Up and Sketch Shows for Comedy Fans of All Ages.

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

Excused Absence was launched in the Spring of 2015 by the folks at Move Your Tale 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.

The festival takes place at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, Texas and includes Improv, Sketch and Stand Up presented by both adult and youth performers. Designed for beginners, veterans, fans and the “just curious,” attendees have the option to purchase single show tickets or an all festival pass.

This is a public event, but we do ask that attendees under 12 who plan to attend multiple 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.