Sunday, October 22

Quick Reference

7:00 PM

  • Pendulum Presents (Sketch) – Austin, TX
  • Ophelia’s Rope (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • ¡ZARZAMORA! (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
  • Chalk Dust (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX

9:00 PM

  • Empty Promises (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
  • Black Market Lullaby (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
  • The Space Rhyme Continuum (Short Form Improv – Hip Hop) – Houston, TX
  • Supernova (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

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Detailed Descriptions

7:00 PM

Pendulum Presents (Sketch) – Austin, TX
Pendulum Presents is sketch comedy written and performed by a bunch of horrible monsters. We have a monthly show at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX. We love each other and all live together in a big shed. Please come and see our show or we will die. Cast: Tim Dredge, James Fernandez, Danielle Gonzalez, Emma Holder, Yola Lu, Brian May, Griffin May, Tevis Paxton, Kyle Romero

Ophelia’s Rope (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
Two girls waiting for you to pick a number! Ophelia’s Rope is a two-person long form improv group that takes its inspiration from you. With no story predicted, no ending forecasted, Ophelia’s Rope wanders the worlds of imagination, coloring surprising scenes their audiences inspired. Cast: Autumn Clack ,Ruth McCleskey

¡ZARZAMORA! (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
History as you’ve never seen it before (And as it never happened before) Cast: David Lampe, Chuy Zarate, Topping Haggerty, Kevin Miller, Cole Spainhauer, Brad Hawkins, Cortney DeAngelo

Chalk Dust (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
What do Station’s faculty do when school’s out? They take to the stage! Come see Station Theater’s Faculty trade in their chalk and lectures for hilarious shows that’ll leave you hoping Alice Cooper was right when he said, “School’s out forever. PS Station Theater is the best.” We don’t know why everyone leaves off that last part. Cast: Steven Saltsman, Roger Anderson, Jessica Brown, Monica Marcha, Angela Mayans Lee, Matt Graham, Jim Meyers, Aaron Garrett, Chuck Stanfield

 

9:00 PM

Empty Promises (Long Form Improv) – Austin, TX
Empty Promises (EP) diverse cast fills the stage like flowing water, finding unoccupied spaces and cramming them with scenework. Fast, loud, and physical, they bring boisterous energy to the stage with every show. EP is Austin, Texas’s longest running harold troupe. EP has appeared at festivals including The Del Close Marathon, Dallas Comedy Festival, The New Orleans Arts & Comedy Fest, your very own Trill Comedy Fest, Phoenix Improv Festival, and Austin’s Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. EP members have trained at iO, Annoyance, and UCB training programs and are all graduates of the Coldtowne Conservatory. Cast: Alejandro Garcia, Eli Eidson, Mathew Stoner, Caitlin McNally, Matt Needles, Sanjay Rao

Black Market Lullaby (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
In the swirling flotsam of creation lies a spark of innovation. Black Market Lullaby rides that spark as it expands into scenes and contracts into mere moments endlessly pursuing a cycle of life and death. Until the lights go out. We stop then. Cast: Jesse Garson, Aaron Garrett, Liz Larson, Lynn Johnson, Brian Kondrach, Chuck Vaughn, (Brian Jones)

The Space Rhyme Continuum (Short Form Improv – Hip Hop) – Houston, TX
The Space Rhyme Continuum is the greatest hiphop improv theatre in the history of history. Composed of Detre Val and James Trotter, they improvise songs, sketches, and games all off of audience suggestions in genre-defying show that combines elements of concert, theatre, and is wholly it’s own. Freestyle hiphop…improv theatre…astrophysics… Cast: Detre Val, James Trotter

Supernova (Long Form Improv) – Houston, TX
The Supernova is Station Theater’s signature improv form in which stories and discussion are molded and reshaped into original improvised content. The Supernova cast invites a special guest each week to tell true, personal stories in a one-on-one interview format. Cast: Jason McElweenie, Rachel Spector, Tandiwe Kone, Roger Anderson, Jim Meyers, Jon Myles, Monica Marcha

Our special guest for this show will be Kam Franklin of The Suffers!

Untitled design (7)Kam Franklin is the lead vocalist for the gulf coast soul band, The Suffers. She has been publicly singing since age 5, and she is a 3-time recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for Best Female Vocalist. She has performed with The Houston Symphony, and she has been featured in Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, and Nylon for her unique sense of style. With The Suffers, she has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She is also a very active participant in the Houston music scene. She has put on multiple events that have featured up and coming acts from around the Houston area, and she is always coming up with new and creative ways to represent the city while performing with The Suffers around the world.

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday