Michael Jastroch is one of the founders of ColdTowne Theater and has won several awards for his comedy stylings including “Best Comedy Group 2008” in the Austin Chronicle Reader’s poll and the B. Iden Payne award for “Outstanding Improv Ensemble.” His sketch project, Lovey and Lovey, won Best of Fest at the 2005 Lone Star Sketch Festival and the 2008 Frontera Fringe Festival as well as a Critic’s Pick in the 2008 Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll. Michael teaches and directs sketch and improv at the ColdTowne Conservatory. He directed a number of improv and sketch comedy shows, including the Victrola, Rapture the Flag and Cereal For Adults and can be seen performing with the Frank Mills and Jonestroch. Michael has taught his improv workshops all over the country, including at the Oberlin College Improv Festival, the Gila Monster Improv Fest in Tuscon, Arizona and at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival in Chapel Hill. Most years, Michael can be seen at Sketch Fest running frantically waving his arms in the vein hope that this will keep the shows running on time. Even though Michael helped found the festival back in 2010, this will only be his second year actually performing in it. He’s super pumped.