Outside of Stand Up Comedy, Houston, Texas is home to a wide variety of Comedy and Creative Organizations:
Voted “Houston’s Best 2011″ by the Houston Press. What originally started off as the Houston branch of Austin’s New Movement Theater. They’ve grown quite nicely since then. They’ve been bringing street cred to improv comedy in Houston for the past year or so. Additionally, they host Student Sundays beginning at 7 p.m. that allows their improv students the opportunity to get up in front of a live audience and hone their skills. The Supernova Armando show that follows is where people are invited to come tell a story while one of the Station Theater troupes improvs around it.
- Boo Town Theater:
Founded in the summer of 2007 Boo Town is an edgy, Independent theater institution, which produces a series of monthly storytimes, a yearly festival, several plays and much much more!
The Grown-up Storytime series is a late-night event that takes place the third Tuesday of every month at Rudyard’s British Pub, a bar and venue located in the heart of Montrose. You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off. It’s on a Tuesday – what else are you going to do? AND…it’s only $5.
Interested in submitting a story or reading someone else’s story?!? Email Them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Couple of Stand Up Guys:
A Couple of Stand Up Guys is a rotating group of comedic talent from the Houston area set on revitalizing the local comedy scene with new talent. They feature the best of Comedy and Music culled from the Houston Open Mic scene. Currently the group is performing Bi-Monthly shows within the Houston area.
- Doomsday Comedy Wrestling:
Like the WWE but intentionally funny. DOOMSDAY Wrestling has been making crowds laugh hysterically since 2003. Crowd interaction (insults and heckling mostly, never anything risky or dangerous) are a very common occurrence. You can expect a mad rush of adrenaline and enough laughs to make your cheeks sore.
University of Houston’s Long Form Improv team!
Phortasics is Houston’s newest long-form improv troupe, based out of the University of Houston. A Phortasics show begins with a single suggestion from the audience, and then blossoms into a many-splendored world of wonder and whimsy!
Ampersand! is a long-form improv comedy show featuring professional improv actors from the ComedySportz Houston troupe of players. In this hour-long show, audience suggestions are turned into the basis for a series of related sketches and monologues, building characters and stories on the fly. It’s never the same show twice!