Announcing the One Persons for this year's Show of One Person Shows!

I didn't see you there! But we hope to see you there, there being ColdTowne Theater on Monday May 22nd at 10:30pm for this year's Show of One Person Shows. Mac Blake has put together a murderer's row of performers to show off their solo skills and we are happy to announce them here! 


Aly Dixon

Aly Dixon is a comedian based in Austin, TX. This will be her 3rd year performing in Austin Sketch Fest. She regularly performs stand up, sketch comedy and improv, including her late night talk show Millennially Challenged which will premiere this fall as a web series. She also wrote for and hosted the web series Hit Play, which averaged over 200k views an episode! Her mom thinks that's cool! She is currently working on her short film, Existing, which boasts an all women production team and features an all-star cast of Austin comedians. Visit for all the up to date information on Aly's latest shows and projects!

Billy WISE

Billy Wise is a person that has been doing stuff for awhile.  If you knew him, you'd be like"Oh yeah, THAT guy."  If you know him personally, you're all like "Yep. Totally Wise."



Carlos Larotta

Carlos LaRotta is a writer, designer, and comedian from Houston, Texas. A 2012 graduate from ColdTowne Conservatory, Carlos now also works on ColdTowne’s staff as its Creative Director. He has two sons, one wife, two dogs, and is over 8 feet tall in real life. You can see him performing weekly at 8pm Mondays at The New Movement with F*ck This Week, and 7pm Fridays at ColdTowne with Movie Riot, playing characters who are mostly around a measly 6 feet in height.

John Merriman

John Merriman is an award winning filmmaker and actor. He starred in the New York Times Critic's Pick YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, the LA Film Fest winning feature GRETCHEN, and the indie comedies PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES and CINEMA SIX. Together with Kerri Lendo, he wrote, directed, and acted in the short films MODERN MAN and SLEEP STUDY which won the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival.

Laura de la Fuente

Laura de la Fuente is an improvisor, writer and human person. As a graduate of ColdTowne Conservatory in 2016, she performs improv regularly in Austin with Loverboy and SheSheSheShe. She has performed in ColdTowne Mainstages, Express Yourself, Title Fine: We Got Game, Damn Gina Presents: Nightwatch, and recently in This is (NOT) the Gayest Show You’ll Ever See and Latinauts: La Frontera Finál.

Rob Gagnon

Rob Gagnon runs a weekly experimental comedy show called Sandbox. He has been featured on Fun Fun Fun Fest, Moontower, and Sound on Sound. Rob Gagnon is connected to you outside of the boundaries of time and space.


Taylor Stewart

Taylor Stewart is an improviser and sketch comedian from Austin, TX. She performs with her 2x B. Iden Payne nominated improv troupe Loverboy every Friday at ColdTowne Theater. In addition, she has been writing and performing with her sketch group Wink Planet since 2013.

Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows I Don't Know Words, I Don't Know Dating, and I Don't Know Why You're Saying That. She has been featured in many comedy festivals such as, Hell Yes Fest, Odd Ball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Women in Comedy Festival and Vancouver Sketch Fest. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 222 contestants in the Funniest Person in Austin contest.

Check out the Show of One Person Shows Monday, May 22nd at 10:30pm. Tickets Available Here