Excused Absence Youth Comedy Fest takes place August 11 – 13, 2017 at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, Texas. It is a public event that includes Improv, Stand Up and Sketch classes and shows for young performers, comedy fans of all ages and educators.

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, fans and educators the chance to get onstage, take workshops, socialize and most importantly, see shows performed by experienced and accomplished comics.

The festival takes place over three days 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 All Access Festival Passes or Single Show Block/Workshop tickets.

This is a public event, but we do ask that attendees under 12 who plan to attend multiple shows be accompanied by an adult. Adults are welcome to take workshops and watch shows (definitely watch shows!), but not required.

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