Station Theater Kicks Off 2014 Trill Comedy Festival Today
Station Theater hosts its second annual Trill Comedy Festival today, May 22-24. Houston's only comprehensive comedy festival will feature twelve shows with more than 100 comedians performing improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, performance art, comedy game shows, variety shows and more.
"Houston's comedy scene as diverse as the city itself. The Trill Comedy Festival reflects that diversity with multiple comedic genres featuring homegrown and national talent," says Shyla Ray, Festival Producer and Director of Station Theater.
Trill offers four shows on Thursday, May 22; Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 at 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm. All shows take place at Station Theater at 1230 Houston Avenue.
Headlining the 2014 Trill Comedy Festival:
Justin Williams: As one of New York City's funniest up-and-coming comics, Justin has performed at comedy festivals across the United States and Canada. He has also been featured on Comedy Central's Jokes.com, SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy, The Elite Daily and Men's Health Magazine. (Saturday, 8:30-10 pm)
Oakwood Glen: Tami Nelson is one of the most talented comedic actresses in New Orleans and her first one-woman sketch show is coming to Houston. It's filled with comedy about the occult, suburbia, and southern charm! (Saturday, 8:30-10 pm)
¡ZARZAMORA!: Hailing from Austin, Texas, ¡ZARZAMORA! is a "psuedo-cerebral" improv group based on history and the origins of everything, who have performed at dozens of international festivals since 2010. (Friday, 8:30-10 pm)
The Real @ChrisTrew Show: The Real Chris Trew Show is an out of control variety show put on by Chris Trew, a nationally touring comedian, rapper, actor, and professional wrestling manager. He is also the host of the Air Sex World Championship and a founder of The New Movement theaters and Studio8 online sketch comedy group. (Saturday, 10:00-11:30pm)
Handbomb: Fresh off of performing at the Moontower Comedy Festival, the duo Handbomb, bring their hilarious improv, voted "Best of Week" and "Best of Fest" at Frontera Fest 2012 and 2014, to Houston for one night only. (Friday, 8:30-10pm)
5:30-7:00 pm: Space Mutt (Improv) - Houston; Baby Knuckle (Improv) - Houston; Kelly Juneau (Stand Up) - Houston; Penumbra (Improv) - Houston; Matt and Alejandro's One Man Show (Improv) - Austin
7:00-8:30 pm: Stephen Linings Kingbook (Improv) - Houston; It's Not You It's Me (Improv) - Houston; Watson and Watson (Improv) - Houston; Pass the Mic (Stand Up) - Austin
8:30-10:00 pm: Phortasics (Improv) - Houston; Padded Cell (Improv) - Houston; Christina Parrish (Stand Up) - Austin; The Special Features (Improv) - Austin
10:00-11:30 pm: Ned & Kelly (Sketch) - Houston; Tim Mathis (Stand Up) - Houston; Bob Morrissey (Stand Up) - Houston; Warren Wright (Stand Up) - Houston; Kentoine Johnson (Stand Up) - Houston; Coleman Cox (Stand Up) - Houston; John Nguyen (Stand Up) - Houston; Vaudeprov (Improv) - Houston
5:30-7:00 pm: Structure: Monoscene (Improv) - Houston; Medial Phonies (Sketch) - Houston;
CHOKE! (Gameshow) - Houston
7:00-8:30 pm: Lunch Pail (Improv) - Austin; Sorry Mom (Improv) - Houston; WTF (Improv) - Austin
8:30-10:00 pm: ¡ZARZAMORA! (Improv) - Austin; This Infinite Closet (Improv) - Houston; Handbomb (Improv) - Austin
10:00-11:30 pm: Ty Mahany (Stand Up) - Houston; Heroes of Milkton (Improv) - Houston; Doctor Cop (Improv) - Houston; Day Girlfriend (Improv) - Houston
5:30-7:00 pm: Jimmy Jam (Stand Up) - Houston; Standards (Improv) - Houston; Ku Egenti (Stand Up) - Houston; Bret Witacre (Stand Up) - Houston; John Buseman (Stand Up) - Austin; iScream Sandwich (Improv) - Austin
7:00-8:30 pm: Chris Oddo (Stand Up) - Houston; Meal of Sides (Improv) - Austin; Be Kind to Strangers (Sketch) - Houston; Alpha Bloodbath (Improv) - Chicago/Houston
8:30-10 pm: PHarm Team (Improv) - Chicago; Justin Williams (Stand Up) - New York; Oakwood Glen (Sketch) - New Orleans
10:00-11:30 pm: The Mockumentalists (Improv) - Houston; The Real @ Chris Trew Show (Variety) - New Orleans
Tickets to individual shows are $10; however, the Trill Comedy Festival PASS TO THE UNIVERSE OF EVERYTHING offers admission to all twelve shows for $45 ($120 value). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.trillcomedy.com.
Station Theater is Houston's only independent comedy club featuring long form improv, sketch and stand-up comedy shows as well as a comedy conservatory. Station Theater offers a full lineup of intelligent and irreverent comedy shows every Thursday through Saturday at 1230 Houston Avenue. Station's comedy conservatory offers workshops and classes in long form improv, sketch, stand-up comedy as well as other areas of performance art. Station is available for corporate training programs and private events.