Tears But Joy
Tears But Joy is a ColdTowne student troupe.
This is their bio from the 2012 Out of Bounds web site:
The TBJ experience provides a mosaic of performance styles spanning from wry to ridiculous and its members each bring their own unique interpretation on the curriculum taught at the Coldtowne Theater Conservatory, the comedy womb from which they all sprang. TBJ isn't sure if you will laugh until you cry or cry until you laugh, but either way... bring tissues.
Named after a signature item on a Thai menu, Tears But Joy comprises graduates from Austin's premier comedy institution, Coldtowne Theater Conservatory, and its cast list reads like a who's who of Austin's up and coming comedic talent. TBJ shows are always high energy, but not in a "diet pill" way...more in a "could power Ed Begley's house" way. TBJ's playful spirit is evident in every performance and just like that married couple everybody resents, you can tell they really enjoy being around one another. Tears But Joy currently performs every Thursday night at Coldtowne Theater's Thursday Night Social Club and its performers are also driving forces in other Austin comedy attractions such as Stag Comedy, The Hustle Show, and Raney Nights with Scott Raney.