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June, 2016

Marathoner Profile: Ace Manning

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This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 8th in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

Ace didn’t answer the blog post questionnaire so we made up some answers for him.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

Comfort is futile.

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

Excitement only leads to disappointment.

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

Fear and existence are the same.

4. What’s your pump up jam?

Nothing Else Matters

Get your tickets for the marathon here! The marathon is a fundraiser for the Hideout Youth Program. Sponsor Ace to support improv classes for kids!

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Marathoner Profile: Chuy Zarate

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This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 7th in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

My phone and phone charger. I want to be in contact with my family throughout. So I guess in a way, I’m bringing my family.

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

The idea that we are helping kids that need certain services. I have seen firsthand what imorov can do to help youngsters with their various issues. GO KIDDOS!!!

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

I’m not as young as I used to be. I’m scared my old body might shut down. I mean, I don’t think I will die or anything, but… I’m not gonna die, right?

4. What’s your pump up jam?

I’m going to be listening to a lot of Prince to keep myself happy and The Sword to get me rawking hard!

Get your tickets for the marathon here! The marathon is a fundraiser for the Hideout Youth Program. Sponsor Chuy to support improv classes for kids!

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Marathoner Profile: Jeremy Sweetlamb

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This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 6th in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

My wife (fellow marathoner Caitlin Sweetlamb)

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

Being able to improvise for two days with my wife

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

That my quality of play will suffer and everyone will see me exposed for the fraud I am

4. What’s your pump up jam?

Ballerina Girl

Get your tickets for the marathon here! The marathon is a fundraiser for the Hideout Youth Program. Sponsor Jeremy to support improv classes for kids!

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Marathoner Profile: Jessica Arjet

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This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 5th in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

Comfort item, that is a great idea!  Maybe my PMS dragon that my boyfriend gave me, it reminds me that people love me even when I’m not at my best.

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

Playing with so many different amazing people and so many fantastic formats!

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

I’m afraid I’m not always at my best when I’m really tired, I am worried that I won’t be gracious enough to all the fabulous people who are working hard to make this happen.  But I’m setting a really strong intention to think outside myself, so I think I’ll be okay…fingers crossed!

4. What’s your pump up jam?

Please don’t judge me… I got a feeling by the Black Eyed Peas.  Mazel Tov!

Get your tickets for the marathon here! The marathon is a fundraiser for the Hideout Youth Program. Sponsor Jessica to support improv classes for kids!

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Marathon Profile: Katie Hartman

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This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 4th in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

Katie Hartman lives in Brooklyn and this year’s out-of-town marathon guest! She is one half of the sketch comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting which headlined Austin Sketchfest in 2014 and played at the Ladies Are Funny Festival (RIP) 5 years in a row.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

I haven’t thought about this! Is this a thing? Like, maybe just a pillowcase full of cocaine? Or maybe i’ll borrow a couple kittens and put it in a pillowcase for 47 hours? I guess maybe I’ll have a pillowcase for definite.

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

To be in Austin and play with fun people!

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

I love sleep more than I love my mother. I’m scared my mother will find that out.

4. What’s your pump up jam?

Chandelier -Sia
In My Eyes -Robyn
Audio of hungry mewing kitten in a pillowcase

Get your tickets for the marathon here! The marathon is a fundraiser for the Hideout Youth Program. Sponsor Katie to support improv classes for kids!

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Marathoner Profile: Ryan Hill

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This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 2nd in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

A laptop.

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

The bonding of playing with seven other people for 47 hours.

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

The suffering of sleep deprivation.

4. What’s your pump up jam?

There are so many,  but lately “We Can Be Heroes” by Bowie is a fave.

Get your tickets for the marathon here! The marathon is a fundraiser for the Hideout Youth Program. Sponsor Ryan to support improv classes for kids!

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Marathoner Profile: Rachel Austin

This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) is the Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is the 2nd in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

My Aveda stress fixer essential oil!

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

Playing with so many amazing performers and stretching my improv skills to the limits. And hopefully lots of donuts.

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

Getting cranky and losing the playfulness.

4. What’s your pump up jam?

One Dance or Hotline Bling by Drake. Basically anything Drake. Did I mention Drake?

Get your tickets for the marathon here! This year’s marathon will also be a fundraiser to raise money for the Hideout Youth Program. If you would like to donate to this fund, which allows kids who normally can’t a chance to take improv classes, head to our donation page!

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Marathoner Profile: Caitlin Sweetlamb

This weekend (Friday June 17- Sunday June 19) Hideout Improv Marathon in which 8 improvisors perform for 47 hours.

This is one in a series of short profiles of each of the 8 performers. Read a little bit about them and then watch them slowly lose their minds over the course of the weekend during the 47-Hour Improv Marathon.

1. What comfort item are you bringing?

MANY PAIRS OF CLEAN UNDERWEAR!

2. What about the marathon most excites you?

I believe the Marathon will present many many opportunities to practice RADICAL, UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE of the present moment and to grapple with the ephemeral nature of human existence. Also fart jokes.

3. What about the marathon most scares you?

Losing perspective; losing focus; shutting down; giving up.

4. What’s your pump up jam?

Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop.” Duh.


Get your tickets for the marathon here! This year’s marathon will also be a fundraiser to raise money for the Hideout Youth Program. If you would like to donate to this fund, which allows kids who normally can’t a chance to take improv classes, head to our donation page!

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Announcing the 47 Hour Improv Marathon Schedule

Do you want to know what each separate hour of the 47-Hour Improv Marathon is in more detail? Well, here you go. Each hour will feature all eight of our core marathon performers, of course, but most hours will also include special guests, unique formats and styles, and new challenges for body and mind. Most people come and watch several hours in a row!

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