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This is hard. This wave of the Delta Variant pulled the rug out from under our well planned life. All of us. So we are going to postpone the start of classes until October in hopes that the current wave will have slipped back to Stage 3 or or better, 2. 

So let’s start again. 

This October, Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation will have a range of In-Person classes for you to attend. We’ll have Improv, Musical Improv, Stand Up , Storytelling, and some Master Classes with our good friend, Asaf Ronen. Plus we have a venue for shows! Stuff is happening In-Person in October at Merlin-Works. 

Please stay safe. Get vaccinated if you can. Wear a mask to stop the spread and then come join us in October. 

Also, we would like all our friends to please place their tongues between their lips and gently blow. Because that best expresses how we at Merlin Works feel today. (See Shana’s Instagram Post for more on this.)


So it’s not totally improv related, but I’m just so proud. My friend Dano created this cartoon for the Kinky Friedman for Governor Campaign. watch it now.

Slam Dunk with PricewaterhouseCoopers

Yesterday, Merlin-Works did a two hour Team-Works training and a one hour Comedy-Works show with a happy hour to the Dell Audit team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Although I was more than a little nervous before hand…

Out of Bounds Wrap Up

I had a blast and a half at Out of Bounds Improv Festival and Minature Golf Tournament. Extra props go out to Shannon McCormick and Mike D’Alonzo, the festival producers and Monique Daviau and Bob…


Welcome New Orleans Improvisers

Something special that came out of the Out of Bounds festival was the last minute addition of the New Orleans troupe Coldtown Heroes. They were evacuees that have now transplanted to Austin. Shannon and I…

Networking Not Working

I just got back from a business networking event with the Texas Exes. In many ways it was not what I expected. First of all I thought it would be a huge event. I mean,…

Out of Bounds is In

Out of Bounds is coming up in less than a week. They got some great press in the Chronicle. and the Statesman. I have two shows in OOB on Friday the 9th, at 8pm and…


Hooray for Hotlanta

My workshops in Atlanta went fabulously. I’ve already got several invitations to come back and teach. There are several great things about teaching out of town troupes: 1)You’ve got credibility and authority during your workshop.…