Friday, October 20

Quick Reference

7:00 PM

  • Baby Knuckle (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • Silverbacks (Long Form Improv) – Lafayette, LA
  • Career Offenders (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • Kismet (Long Form Improv) – San Antonio, TX

9:00 PM

  • Feldman (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • Mother Teresa’s Drunk Advice (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • Jonestroch (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
  • Can’t Tell Us Nothing (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX

11:00 PM: 

  • Ky Krebs (Stand Up) – Austin, TX
  • Anna Sankaran (Stand Up) – Houston, TX
  • Jackson Fisher (Stand Up) – Brooklyn, NY
  • Carson Tuttle (Stand Up) – Lincoln, NE

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


Detailed Descriptions

 

7:00 PM

Baby Knuckle (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Together they will form a completely improvised 20-30 minute Harold-esque playground, kicking it off with an organic free form opening and exploring that connected universe with richer than rich characters that you care for and fear, stories you must hear, and laughs your belly craves. Nothing is as pure as a Baby Knuckle. Cast: Ryan Heine, Nate Suurmeyer, Chad Minchew , Kelly Harkins.

Silverbacks (Long Form Improv) – Lafayette, LA
Silverbacks Improv delights in experimental or narrative forms of improvisation. Each Silverbacks show features an improvised one act play. Cast: Steve Benelli, Sarah Mikayla Brown, Elaine Kibodeaux, Rick Manuel, Nico Zaunbrecher, Monique Morton Derouselle, Aren Chiasson, Stacey Boudreaux Grow

Career Offenders (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
We’re a wiley group of rascals that create comedy that stains the soul. You’ll need to scrub your soul real hard after one of our shows. Basically, we do whatever the f**k we want and you can’t stop us. Well, you probably could but we’d really appreciate if you didn’t. Cast: Ben Griesinger, Peru Flores, Kelly Juneau, Dee Massey, Josh Rollins, Paul Shinneman, Keith Huang

Kismet (Long Form Improv) – San Antonio, TX
Kismet (Dan Grimm & Tina Jackson) is an improvised look at relationships featuring two bonafide Love Morons with their own complicated history. Kismet may not always be funny, but it will always be true. Cast: Dan Grimm, Tina Jackson

 

9:00 PM

Feldman (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Feldman is two dudes who once dreamed of playing baseball in the majors, and now dream of making each other laugh! They employ the pretty flower form to deliver a show that is full of controlled chaos. Buckle Up! Cast: Neil DuRoss, Cole Triplett

Mother Teresa’s Drunk Advice (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Wouldn’t it be nice if, when someone gave you questionable advice, you could then see it in action to see how it turns out? This show is what would happen if a Dear Abby article had sex with Drunken History and made a baby. “Mother” Teresa gets drunk. Very drunk. Volunteers are taken from the audience, specifically people who want advice on some personal or relationship issue. Our intoxicated matron proceeds to give them that advice and our intrepid improvisors then show the audience what happens if our volunteer follows that advice. Hillarity may or may not ensue. A hangover most assuredly will. Cast: Teresa Rocknic, Jessica Brown, Ben Hebert, Ryan Terry, and more

Jonestroch (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
Michael Jastroch and Cortnie Jones are two veteran improvisers and teachers from ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX. Jonestroch weaves together character monologues and scenes into a thirty minute absurdist tapestry. Between them, they have taught and performed at the Phoenix Improv Festival, DCM, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The Alaska State Improv Festival, Out of Bounds, the Oklahoma City Improv Festival, Dallas Comedy Fest and more! Cast: Michael Jastroch, Cortnie Jones

Can’t Tell Us Nothing (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Can’t Tell Us Nothing is a group inspired by Kanye West. That means we’ve got opinions and you’re gonna hear them. Follow our characters down rabbit holes in our fast-paced improv shows. Our genius can’t be defined or contained. And just when you think you’ve seen our best…Hold Up!….We’ll create something even better. Cast: Tandiwe Kone, Jon Myles, Antoine W.B., Amechi Ngwe

 

11:00 PM

Ky Krebs (Stand Up) – Austin, TX
Ky Krebs is a gay standup, sketch actor/writer, and improv comic based out of Austin, TX. Described as having an effortless way with comedy, audiences love Ky’s accessible, observational humor and his rich storytelling. His humor has a strong gay focus, but his use of common themes and issues make his humor stylings accessible to almost any audience.

Anna Sankaran (Stand Up) – Houston, TX
Lawyer by day and comic by night, when she is not posing in selfies with strangers, Anna Banana lights up the stage with her her unique perspective on all that is funny and strange in her family and world.

Jackson Fisher (Stand Up) – Brooklyn, NY
Jackson Fisher is a Brooklyn-based, Nebraska-bred stand up comedian. He performs stand up in New York and across the country. Critics have called Jackson “a pair of glasses with a beard.”

Carson Tuttle (Stand Up) – Lincoln, NE
Lincoln’s Carson Tuttle has consistently blown audiences away with his quick wit and humorous stories. His confidence and natural stage presence come for years of performing in front of the toughest audience there is: Middle schoolers. When not entertaining audiences with his absurdist wit and observational humor, Carson is a Junior High teacher. That career choice has also provided plenty of material for his other career choice: stand up comedian. Carson is from Lincoln, Nebraska. He is a regular performer on shows such as Comedy at Cottonwood, Quality Time w/Jordan Kleine, and ZOOLARIOUS!

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday