The Laff Staff

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The Laff Staff

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Years Active 1987-1993
Directed by Rodney Rincon

The Laff Staff was an improv troupe that had a run at Cap City Comedy Club in the late 80s and early 90s.

[edit] Summary

The troupe specialized in short-form games, though they did try out longform (Harolds) in rehearsal.

[edit] History

After the Austin Comedy Workshop closed its doors, most of the performers from Esther's Follies drifted away from improv. But a few performers moved on to The Laff Stop. Actor Rodney Rincon ran a series of improv workshops there in late 1986, after which Chris Bonno and Angela Davis founded the troupe, which debuted in 1987. They were given a were 45-minute pre-show slot in the Lounge at Cap City (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays) until 1993.

They headlined the Comedy Workshop in Houston for a week, which may have been the first professional gig for an Austin improv troupe outside of their home city.

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