The Institution Theater
3708 Woodbury Drive


$5 (Free for current Institution Students)


4th Saturday of every month

(stories from the) Breaking Point

Our lives are a series of lines in the sand that we crossed, walls that we’ve hit head on, or ceilings that we’ve had to break through. The before and after of that moment is so different and that midpoint always has a story: that moment in the relationship where we hit our limit, that night of bad choices that changed us, that opportunity that got away from us.

(Stories from the) Breaking Point is like a comedian’s TED Talk of anecdotes for the rest of us to learn from and laugh with. Hosted and curated by Tanveer S Arora and Sahana Srinivasan, every 4th Saturday will feature a diverse line-up of 6 comedians sharing their stories of past struggles and, hopefully, how they overcame them. Each month will have a specific theme associated with it: Dating, Parents, Finance, Addiction. Etc.

Hosted and curated by Tanveer S Arora and Sahana Srinivasan! And featuring the experiences and stories of Chris Collings, Jonathan Simpson, Sahil Bhutani, Luis Flandes, Chris Castles, and Jasmine Ellis!

This month’s topic: Spooky Stories! Featuring Brett Vervoot, Lindsey Easterwood, Elizabeth Spears, Tyler Groce, Derek Kopswa and Josh Castro!

Interested in telling a story? Fill out this submission form.

Tanveer S Arora was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and has been a Texas resident for over 8 years now. In addition to his day job as a computer specialist, Tanveer started doing stand up comedy in July 2015 and has since performed in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston (he was a finalist in Funniest in South Texas 2017) as well as New York City and Hawaii. He runs Ten Beer Comedy Show in San Antonio and is a co-producer of JOKES OK PLEASE, A Hinglish comedy collaborative.
His comedy sheds light on his religion, his origin as an Indian and anecdotes from his life. He has a short role in a movie Undercover Santa and has directed a short movie Choice as part of the 48hr film festival in San Antonio 2016.

Sahana Srinivasan is a Texas native and UT film student who has been pursuing comedy since 2011. She performed in her first standup showcase at fifteen where she won “Funniest Standup.” She also won first place in “Standup for Refugees,” a fundraising standup competition which helped raise awareness for the refugee crisis. Sahana has worked in a Los Angeles Groundlings sketch comedy workshop and consequently booked a lead role in a Nickelodeon sketch comedy pilot. As the creative director of “Longhorn Latenight,” a sketch comedy show for UT’s TSTV, she oversees script pitching and production, directs sketches, and writes/acts in original sketches. She is also a part of SNAFU, a long form improv group at UT. Besides comedy, Sahana explores art through acting, filmmaking, dance, music composition, and drawing. Her comedic material reflects her life as an Indian American actress/comedian, along with satire and original sketch characters.