Free Improv Comedy Jam, Improv Comedy Showcase & Austin No Shame! Theatre

Saturday, June 10 
at Merlin Works East:
Creative Action 
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3
Austin, TX 78721

Come on down for the awesomeness that is the Merlin Works Improv Comedy Showcase. It’s highly recommended to reserve your seats.

At Creative Action you can enjoy:

  • Free Parking
  • Limited capacity (45 seats), reserved seating
  • Nearby bars and restaurants for after-show fun

6:30-7:30 pm: Get your funny bone moving with some fun, short-form warm up games during the FREE Improv Jam.

8-9:30 pm: Improv all-stars of Austin, The Known Wizards, headline this improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input. Featuring…

  • Counter Snacks: An Excused Absence Comedy at ColdTowne Theater Teen Troupe performing fast-moving, long-form improv that balances sophisticated, nuanced comedy with deep dives into the absurd.
  • The Student Lottery — Three Merlin Works Improv Students out of the audience and bring them on to the stage to play. Show up to learn more!
  • The Known Wizards — Merlin Works faculty troupe, round out the evening with

10 pm: An Open Mic without the mic that allows performers to use the whole stage or just a part of it to perform a maximum of 5 minutes of anything. No Shames of old have witnessed magicians, sketches, readings, stand-ups, storytellers, dancers, performance artists, and musicians.

Austin No Shame has two simple rules:

  1. No hurting the Stage, and
  2. No hurting any one in the audience.

Come join Austin’s best  incubator of creativity: No Shame.

About Karina

Karina Dominguez is the registrar and assistant to the Dean of Merlin Works Institute of Improvisation. She graduated from the Merlin Works program in December 2011 with three performances of "The Amazing Improvised Race." She is a full-time actor with commercial credits such as Burger King, Ford, Totino's, H-E-B and various departments for the State of Texas. She was last seen in the opening episode of the second season of "American Crime", and as the welcome video ranger in the second season of HBO's "The Leftovers", and as Helah in the first season of "The Chosen". She also performs on-stage in various Austin, TX plays including for Capital T Theatre, The Vortex, Vestige Group, Pollyanna Theater among others.

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