Dave Buckman has worked as Artistic Director for Amsterdam's Boom Chicago and as a director, writer, teacher and performer for The Second City in Chicago. In 2002, he directed “Boom Chicago: RockStars” only the second stage-swap with The Second City’s Main Stage in its 50+ year history. Since 2005, Dave has been teaching and performing with his award-winning troupe The Frank Mills and helping to establish ColdTowne theater as a hotbed for Austin’s alternative comedy scene.
Dave has also appeared in "I am Not Tartuffe!" (Yellow Tape Construction Co.), "Moonlight & Magnolias" (Penfold Theater Co.) and "Late Bloomers" (Rachel & Dave), which won Best of The Fest at last year's Frontera Fest. He produces the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, now in its 14th year. He also has helped produce the Ladies are Funny Festival and Austin SketchFest. Dave has won two B. Iden Payne Awards for Excellence in Improvisational Theater in 2006 & 2008. He directed the Awards Ceremony in 2009 & 2011 and is proud to be named a member of the B. Iden Payne committee in 2015-16.