Friday, October 5

7:00 PM

  • Tyler Groce – Stand Up Comedy
  • Big Shed – Long Form Improv
  • Damaged Goods – Long Form Improv
  • 2H Club – Long Form Improv

8:30 PM

10:00 PM

  • Eli Lutsky – Stand Up Comedy
  • Ky Krebs – Stand Up Comedy
  • Missed Opportunity – San Antonio, TX; Long Form Improv
  • An Evening With… With Tyler and Chuy feat. Tosin – Musical Improv

Eventbrite - 6th Annual Trill Comedy Festival


About the Performers

Tyler Groce – Austin, TX
Stand Up Comedy
Tyler Groce is a stand up comedian, improviser, podcaster, and freestyle rapper. He was recently a finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin 2018 competition. He hosts a podcast called Off the Dome: The Austin Freestyle Podcast.

Big Shed – Austin, TX
Long Form Improv

Big Shed is the world’s only shed enthusiast improv team. Their many social media fans (#shedheads) rely on them for the most cutting-edge shed related content, and also they perform improv comedy. Their members have studied and performed at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX, iO Chicago, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and New York, and lots of other places, if you can believe it. Cast: Will Cleveland, James Fernandez, Emma Holder, Yola Lu, Michael Perkins, Kyle Romero, Kristen Samuelsen, Will Sitters

Damaged Goods – Houston, TX
Long Form Improv
You want to feel better about your current life? The members of Damaged Goods invite you on a journey of continued disappointment, injustice, and emotional and physical depreciation. From an audience suggestion, they will craft a universe with a monoscene full of highly invested characters – to better your life and take away from theirs. Cast: Jessica Thompson Falla, Nicole Nodarse, Ryan Heine, and Kelly Harkins

2H Club – Houston, TX
Long Form Improv

2H Club is the hardest working and most attractive troupe in Houston. They’ve even done shows all over the country so everyone everywhere is starting to know how cool and funny and attractive these improv people are. And now you can know too if you come to the show!

Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast; Los Angeles, CA
FESTIVAL HEADLINER
Off BookZach Reino and Jessica McKenna are better known as the musical sketch duo The Zach and The Jess. They’ve written musical sketches for Party Over Here, Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie, Nickelodeon, and they created and starred in “Serious Music,” a digital series for ABC. Their weekly improvised musical podcast called, “Off Book” on Earwolf has been praised by various online publications including Indie Wire, USA Today, Parade, AV Club and Splitsider. Between their podcast and UCB performances Jess and Zach sometimes improvise four musicals a week. It’s almost like it’s no big deal to write a musical. Boom! Rodgers and Hammerstein ya been roasted!

Eli Lutsky – Los Angeles, CA
Stand Up Comedy

Eli Lutsky is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, or “L.A.” He has performed stand up at the Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival and the Charm City Comedy Festival. Eli has also written and performed sketch comedy at the Hawaii Sketch Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and several theaters all around “L.A.” and “Boston” (Beantown). He currently runs a monthly sketch comedy show called “1,000 Years of Cinema” at the Pack Theater in hideous Hollywood, California.

Ky Krebs – Austin, TX
Stand Up Comedy

Ky Krebs (2018 Women in Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds, Dallas Comedy Festival) is a gay stand-up comedian, improviser, and producer based out of Austin, Texas. Described as “a Birbiglia-esque storyteller, and a masterful one” by Dallas’ TheaterJones, Krebs’s sharp tongue and queer perspective delve into a surreal absurdity that manages to be both dark and playful.

Missed Opportunity – San Antonio, TX
Long Form Improv
Missed Opportunity is an award-winning Bexar Stage house team full of kickass ladies who know first hand that comedy doesn’t require a Y-chromosome. Their high-energy scenework will keep you laughing ’til you leave feeling like we’re all friends. Cast: Ariana Cuellar, Alex Flores, Samantha Grubbs, Tina Jackson, Liz Metzger, J’Leen Saeger, & Morgan Williams

An Evening With… With Tyler and Chuy featuring Tosin – Austin, TX
Musical Improv

“An Evening With…” takes you on a smooth ride of improvised soul. Stories and songs of lost love and gained experiences are on the agenda..Let “An Evening With” pour you a nice glass of butterific melodies until the morning sun rises. Cast: Chuy Zarate, Tyler Groce, Tosin Awofeso

Eventbrite - 6th Annual Trill Comedy Festival


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