Comedy Cabaret/ Mustang Follies A HISTORY

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In 1992-94, FHS had an all school lunch one hour each day. FHS did not have a cafeteria and students ate in the Freshmen and Senior malls.   It was a great time to have club meetings.

Mustang-FolliesThe Thespian Officers decided to host “lunch box’’ theatre for 20 minutes each Friday.  The Thespians charged .50 and they started doing skits.  The skits evolved into Improv shows that lasted 20 minutes.

This show evolved into FHS Comedy Cabaret. FHS Theatre presented Comedy Cabaret each September and then each January at the Texas Educational Theatre Association State conference for the next 19 years.

FHS Improv troupe has been the training ground and launched the careers of four Houston Funniest Comics, Austin’s Funniest Comic. Of note: John Ramsey, class of 1998 now writes for Conan, The Tonight Show and performs all over the US, winning The US Turbo Tax Comic, The Comic’s Comicohn has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and at the HBO United States Comedy Arts Festival. His short films have also played at film festivals throughout the world and been featured on NYTimes.com, WashingtonPost.com, AOL.com, and many others.