Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
It’s OoBver!

Much thanks to everyone who made the 12th annual Out of Bounds such a huge success!

We’ll be back August 26 - September 1, 2014 for lucky number 13.

For anyone interested in submitting stand-up, sketch, improv, and theatre shows for the 2014 festival, look out for that February 15 through May 1st.

Does anyone recognize this year’s trading card package design? It’s a parody of an obscure, often made-fun-of trading card series from the 60s & 70s. Any guesses?

Does anyone recognize this year’s trading card package design? It’s a parody of an obscure, often made-fun-of trading card series from the 60s & 70s. Any guesses?

You’ve seen OOB fest IRL but have you seen Austin Improv on public television?  It’s coming.  Take a look.
http://bit.ly/15pgYIe

You’ve seen OOB fest IRL but have you seen Austin Improv on public television?  It’s coming.  Take a look.

http://bit.ly/15pgYIe

Our photographers work so hard to capture each and every performance and upload their work just days after the event. See the fruits of their digital labor.

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In the great black room

there was a microphone

And a spraypainted boom

And a picture of—

The gnome skateboarding over the moon

and there were three funny players, sitting on chairs

and two clicking cameras and a pack of cards

and a ticket taker and a coffee maker

and a badge and a shirt…

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Of all the experiences I’ve had this week, stepping into Ezra Weisz’s mask workshop for five minutes to model this mask for the students was the most surreal and fascinating.  Having a dozen or so people - some friends, some complete strangers - stare intently at your face - but not *you* - and express the wide range of emotions it elicits is eerily satisfying.
Makes me want to try mask work again.
It was a perfect pause in the middle of a long, crazy day.

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Of all the experiences I’ve had this week, stepping into Ezra Weisz’s mask workshop for five minutes to model this mask for the students was the most surreal and fascinating.  Having a dozen or so people - some friends, some complete strangers - stare intently at your face - but not *you* - and express the wide range of emotions it elicits is eerily satisfying.

Makes me want to try mask work again.

It was a perfect pause in the middle of a long, crazy day.

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The secret show is The Knuckleball Now, recounting ALL of Out of Bounds in twenty minutes or less.

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The secret show is The Knuckleball Now, recounting ALL of Out of Bounds in twenty minutes or less.

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I think every single light bump at the Stateside has been called out on stage.  So much for subtlety.  :P

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Brad Hawkins unleashes the Hot Topic goth genie in the Baby Wants Candy lottery show.

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Brad Hawkins unleashes the Hot Topic goth genie in the Baby Wants Candy lottery show.

Next year…

Like many improvisers this weekend, I’m sitting in the Austin airport thinking about staying. Thanks for another great OOB staff, volunteers, performers and producers. (And if anyone has a Nerdvana trading card find me on Facebook. I never got to see it!)

Star Seeds,

Stephen C. James

I’m Dennis Nottobetrusted. I come from a long line of Nottobetrusteds.  We’re Dutch.

The Doubtful Guests

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View from the fog machine for Doubtful Guests tonight.

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View from the fog machine for Doubtful Guests tonight.

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Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara cope with Batman’s passive-aggressive gift of chairs while they wait for him to help with the insidious crimes of the Necktie Man.
Waiting for Batman!

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Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara cope with Batman’s passive-aggressive gift of chairs while they wait for him to help with the insidious crimes of the Necktie Man.

Waiting for Batman!

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I had a very brief cameo in tonight’s show.  Much love to the commissioner and chief for hiring me on as receptionist.

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I had a very brief cameo in tonight’s show.  Much love to the commissioner and chief for hiring me on as receptionist.

Thanks, Austin!

Thanks, Austin and OOB, for the incredible shows, wonderful conversations,
blow-out parties and all around amazing experiences. Special thanks to the
Doubtful Guests for the crainilingus.
- Chris from Nerdvana