7th Annual Trill Comedy Festival

October 03-06, 2019

Travel Information

What venue(s) will be a part of the festival?

Station Theater - 1230 Houston Ave.
Station is located in the Washington Avenue Arts District near downtown Houston. We have 110 seats.
Airports: Hobby Airport - 9.6 miles south; George Bush Intercontinental Airport - 15 miles north. Participating hotels are TBD but we have worked with downtown hotels in the past. Downtown hotels are within 2 miles of the theater.

What lodging options are available?

Partner hotels are TBD but all downtown hotels are within 2 miles of the theater. We will also work with you to find local improvisers that are able to house guests.

What transportation options are available?

Houston is a definitely a driving city. However, we do have Uber, Lyft, taxi services - and our team will also help you get around! We want to make sure you have a great time!

What dining options are available?

We have 40 or so restaurants within nearby driving distance. Jinya Ramen Bar in Midtown Houston is a valued sponsor - and their foo is delicious! Our nearest walkable restaurant is Stanton's City Bites.

What local events or attractions are available?

"America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There's always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city." - Visit Houston

Please check out to visithoustontexas.com for visitor information. We have so many things to do!

Some of our favorites include:
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, The National Museum of Funeral History, The Beer Can House, The Orange Show for Visionary Art, Kemah Boardwalk, Space Center Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Art Car Museum, Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater. We are also 45 minutes from Galveston Island, which is on the Gulf of Mexico.

Festival Information

How much stage time will performers receive?

Performances are 18-25 minutes in length for group shows (varies per show) and 10-15 for solo shows & stand up.

What is the range of shows and styles the festival is seeking?

We are open to improv (long form, short form, experimental), sketch, stand-up comedy, storytelling, performance art, variety shows and more. We want to showcase performer and performance diversity.

What is the local improv scene like?

The primary improv theaters in Houston are Station Theater and ComedySportz Houston. The two theaters are very supportive of each other. The Houston comedy scene is still developing but has experienced strong growth over the past few years. We have numerous independent improv teams who perform at venues throughout the City.

What are the festival's goals?

The goal of the Trill Comedy Festival is to showcase diversity in comedy - from the perspective of performers and types of performances.

What are the selection criteria for this festival?

Performers will ranked by a local panel of judges based on entertainment value & professionalism.

What unique improv experiences will performers gain?

This year's festival features workshops from the members of White Women Improv plus other traveling instructors. We will also have a Diversity Jam for the Station Theater community and all Trill performers on Sunday, October 6. Stay tuned to TrillComedy.com for updated information on workshops and special events!

Station Theater's Trill Comedy Festival brings four nights of comedy with renowned badass performers and shows to the heart of Houston, Texas. Houston's only comprehensive comedy Festival includes improv, stand-up, performance art, musical comedy and more. 

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