Buy a Ticket Now, Use it Whenever!

Local comedy needs your help!

Looking for a way to support local comedy while on lockdown? Buy a ticket to Comedy No Show and redeem it for any show at our theater. whenever we are allowed to re-open.

We’re also selling high roller VIP tickets for anyone who really wants to support local comedy while on lockdown.

So, in short: Is Comedy No Show an actual show? No. Does your ticket to Comedy No Show get you into an actual comedy show? Yes! Whenever you want, whenever we re-open: just show us your ticket at the door (no need to print!).

Buy tickets now!

TNM’s Character-A-Day Instagram Challenge

WHO: Anyone can participate in TNM’s Character-A-Day Instagram Challenge. All you need is a phone, some free time, and some creativity.

WHAT: TNM’s Character-A-Day Instagram Challenge is a way for people in the comedy world to still perform, just in front of a digital audience.

WHEN: From March 19th – April 6th

WHERE: On your own Instagram feeds! Need help uploading video? Check this.

HOW: Every day for the next 19 days, TNM will provide a brand new character prompt on our Instagram Stories. You take the prompt and post a character monologue to your Instagram.

Make sure you tag @neworleanscomedy in the video and in your description include “TNM’s Character-A-Day Instagram Challenge” plus the hashtag #TNMinstagramcomedy

Make sure you’re checking out other’s people’s videos and leaving comments on their work!

Introducing Online Sketch Comedy Writing Course

As a way to keep our business alive and keep your creative muscles from atrophying, The New Movement is excited to introduce an online sketch comedy writing course. The class consists of four video lessons and homework assignments with no formal start/end date. Sign-up today, tomorrow, or next week. No experience necessary.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale. Our suggested price is $90 but we have several options below for our friends who, like us, work in industries keeping them from earning income at this time (no questions asked). We also have a donation option for anyone who wants to cover class costs for others.

Course Information
Lesson #1: The Straight/Absurd Dynamic
Lesson #2: Fish Out of Water
Lesson #3: Create a Character
Lesson #4: 60 Seconds Or Less

After registering you will receive a link to watch the video lesson for your first assignment. After completing the homework for each assignment you will receive a link to the following lesson. All assignments should be submitted via Google Docs to allow for feedback inputted into the document.

We are working on a solution to having your scripts be performed – either online or after the world stops burning. Stay safe out there and happy writing!

If you would like to arrange any other form of payment or if you’d like to sponsor class registration for the community please contact us. We’re able to take donations via Venmo.

Comedy Shows This Weekend in New Orleans

Now that all that Carnival is complete it’s time to get back to comedy. Your New Orleans home for alternative comedy is back with another banger weekend of shows. We’ve got original game show formats, our weekly stand-up and improv comedy flagship shows, and lots more under our belt. Read on to learn more!

Friday 8:00p – A tournament to decide once and for all – which takes are the HOTTEST?

For the first time ever, a field of 8 comedians will be whittled down to 1 in a tournament pitting hot take vs. hot take. As each contestant gets eliminated they must join the PIT OF HELL.

Only the strongest, dumbest, and most questionable will survive!

Friday 9:30p – The best of the best of the best call St. Claude Comedy Hour their home base for Stand-up Comedy.

Saturday 7:00p – One of New Orleans’s premier comedy groups is at it again, bringing you yet another night of comedy gold in their always-original shows!

Saturday 8:00p – Do you like game shows? Do you like laughing? Perfect, we’ve got a show we want to tell you about.

It’s American Ninja Warrior mixed with an episode of Saturday Night Live with a dash of Who’s Line Is It Anyway minus all of the stuff in American Ninja Warrior that won’t fit on our comedy stage. The Wheel of Improv is a handful of comedy show formats randomly jammed together, executed by a team of the most experienced performers in New Orleans. A new show + special guests every week!

Saturday 9:30p – One of the all time greatest show formats created at TNM triumphantly returns – come blow off steam from your insane week at the home for alternative comedy in New Orleans.

Sunday 7:00p – Improv Interrobang is the comedy punctuation mark at the end of your weekend. Watch faculty members of TNM’s acclaimed comedy conservatory (featuring performers as seen on Hulu, MTV, Comedy Central, and comedy festivals across the country) take the stage every Sunday and show you how it’s done.

Sunday 8:00p – The Secret Show is a classified comedy event presented by The New Movement. Featuring elements of storytelling and improv comedy wrapped up in a game shows. Play “Fantasy Secret Show” for your chance to win prizes!

New Introduction to Sketch Comedy Writing Class Starts Saturday April 4th 2:00-4:00p

4 Week Course Begins Saturday April 4th (Every Saturday in April)
$200 (class size capped at 8)
Teacher: Chris Trew

“They Started a Comedy Scene from Scratch”

– Vulture

Learn comedy from NOLA’s longest-tenured comedy venue and training center boasting over 1,000 students and alumni since 2010. You’ll quickly learn why NOLA.com said we are “the lynchpin for the growing comedy scene and New Orleans”.

Jump into the basics of TNM’s sketch comedy curriculum featuring unique writing exercises and innovative brainstorming techniques. Learn how to take your ideas and turn them into scripts – no experience necessary! TNM has produced over 40 original sketch comedy shows since 2010 – taking this course is the first step to producing your own show!