Saturday, October 21

Quick Reference

7:00 PM

  • Big Shed (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
  • Really But Not Really (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • The Grownups (Long Form Improv) – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Trek Wars (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

  • Bret Whitacre (Stand Up) – Houston, TX
  • Josh Otusanya (Stand Up) – Chicago, IL
  • Christine Ferrera (Stand Up) – Baltimore, MD
  • Vik Pandya (Stand Up) – Chicago, IL

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

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Detailed Descriptions

7:00 PM

Big Shed (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
You are stumbling through a cold, empty forest. You have not laughed in weeks, in fact you don’t even remember what it was like to laugh. But there, in the middle distance, gleaming in the moonlight: shelter. It is…Big Shed. Come inside. Learn to laugh again.

Really But Not Really (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Really But Not Really is comedic improv troupe from Houston, TX. Consisting of members Joe Kotisso, Dee Massey, Ethan Rideaux, and Don Freeman, RBNR performs comedy based off of societal issues and hosts a weekly improvised radio show. Cast: Ethan Rideaux, Joe Kotisso, Dee Massey, Don Freeman, Contessa Ola

The Grownups (Long Form Improv) – Oklahoma City, OK
‘The Grownups’ are an OKC based improv duo who will delight & entertain you as they create an improvised play from thin air. Cast: Sue Ellen Reiman and Bob Mann

Trek Wars (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Trek Wars follows the adventures of the Starship Arugula as its crew struggles to exist in a bizarre universe. In their voyage they use science fiction tropes to survive encounters with Aliens, robots, sentient starship eating planets, and even each other. Through it all they learn that what they needed was in their hearts all along, and if not, hopefully it was in a nearby person’s heart.

 

9:00 PM

Hip Hop Harold (Long Form Improv – Hip Hop) – Atlanta, GA
Hip Hop Harold blends improvised rap, beatboxing, and a traditional Harold-style format into a musical storytelling experience. Fresh beats, fresh comedy.

Discharged (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Starting together many moons ago in Station Theater’s first student troupe, the members of Discharged branched out to form an amazing all female troupe. Performing the improv form the Slacker, the ladies of Discharged take their audience through a creative, fast paced world filled with interesting characters.

FESTIVAL HEADLINER:
Fuckable (Long Form Improv) – Los Angeles, CA
Fuckable is a 3 person improv team based out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in Los Angeles. Three of the most iconically masculine specimens possible do a set of long-form improv. Cast: Will Hines, Mel Cowan & Jonny Svarzbein.

 

11:00 PM

Bret Whitacre (Stand Up) – Houston, TX
Performing stand up all over Houston, including Houston’s Trill Comedy fest and Whateverfest, Bret Whitacre consistently inspires the quote “I don’t quite know what that just was, but I think it was hilarious.” Sit back and either look in awe or come along for the journey into the world of Bret Whitacre.

Josh Otusanya (Stand Up) – Chicago, IL
Josh Otusanya is a comedian, YouTuber, and writer living from Chicago, IL. He produces a monthly comedy show at The Laugh Factory’s Chicago location called The Young Hustle Show. He is allergic to peanut butter and has small calves.

Christine Ferrera (Stand Up) – Baltimore, MD
Christine Ferrera performs darkly absurd stand-up in clubs, conference rooms and crawl spaces internationally and has appeared as a peripheral character in several Nora Ephron films (in her mind). Ferrera’s book, Starbux Diary, about her decade-long correspondence with Starbucks Coffee Company was included in City Paper’s Top Ten Baltimore Books of 2015 and described as “Hilariously personal.” She has performed at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and was recently featured on Wham City Comedy’s 2017 tour. She lives and works and eats and prays and loves in Baltimore, USA.

Vik Pandya (Stand Up) – Chicago, IL
Vik is a national touring comic based in Chicago. He’s opened for both Roy Wood Jr. & Michelle Wolf of The Daily Show, and has done a number of festivals all over the country including: Laughing Devil in NYC (2017), Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids (2017), Cleveland Comedy festival (2016 finalist), Out of Bounds Comedy festival in Austin (2016), San Diego Comedy festival (2017 semi finalist), Westside Comedy Theatre’s Standup Showdown in LA (2017), Joshua Tree Int’l Improv Comedy festival (2016 top 10 performer). He’s a co-producer of one of the largest independent comedy shows in Chicago (Laugh Near Minimalist Furniture: A Comedy Variety Show) and founding member of Team Us Comedy who produce unique shows all over Chicago.

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday