Tacos & Chuckles
A short while after my arrival at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Ben and I were shoveling avocado and black bean-infused queso into our faces at Kerbey Lane, where I don't think I've ever eaten prior to 12:30am. Later, sprawled on an air mattress in Ben's living room, I thought to myself, "That's Austin for you, man; full to bursting within 30 minutes of getting off the plane."
The last month or so has been fairly tumultuous for me personally, and I can't imagine a finer remedy than a week in Austin for the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, a yearly convocation of improv, sketch, stand-up, and storytelling performers in the town that proudly refers to itself as "the blueberry in the tomato soup." Ben and I wrote a brand-new Audience of Two show, which played alongside several other sketch groups at the Hideout Theater, after which I hustled over to the Paramount Theater to tell a story on Kevin Allison's RISK! show.
I also got to see the latest and greatest work of perennial favorites Your Terrific Neighbors, as well as the cripplingly-hilarious stylings of De La Thwazz, whose work is tough to explain unless you've seen it. Fortunately for all of us, they've seen fit to capture an excerpt on vidja.