“Best Place to Watch Comedy: 2016, 2017”
– Gambit Weekly
TNM is an intimate comedy venue featuring improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy shows. Most tickets are available online here and our theater is located here. Our patio bar opens at least 30 minutes before the first show, featuring paired drink specials and snacks. Cell phone use and talking during performances is prohibited – this is the best place to watch comedy in New Orleans and you can help us keep it that way. See you soon!
“The lynchpin for the growing comedy scene in New Orleans”
Our improv and sketch classes consist of 8 weekly, 2 hour sessions, and a recital show performed in front of an audience. We have 2 levels of improv classes for $225 each and 2 levels of sketch for $250 each.
After completing the 2 levels of improv or sketch, students are encouraged to enroll in one of our monthly membership programs. Think of it like a gym but for your creative muscles! Basic memberships include one class a week while Prime members enjoy unlimited classes. Both memberships enjoy perks along the way such as free shows. Learn more about becoming a member here.
Check our FAQ for more information on TNM’s style, culture, and behavioral policies.
Classes currently registering
Classes free with membership in bold.
Level One Improv, Mondays 8:00-10:00p, starting March 26th
Level One Improv Wednesdays 6:00-8:00p, starting February 21st SOLD OUT
Basic-Ass Improv, Thursdays 6:00-8:00p starting March 1st
Advanced Scene Study, Thursdays 8:00-10:00p starting March 1st
Improv comedy classes at The New Movement [deposit]
Improv comedy class at The New Movement [full]
All refund requests must be in writing. Students seeking a refund or a partial refund, should send an e-mail to the Conservatory Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as they have decided to withdraw. Each refund request will be processed within 30 days of such request.
Refunds may be issued for courses upon student withdrawal under the following provisions: 8 Week Courses – A full refund of deposit/tuition (minus a $25 processing fee) is available only when withdrawal notification is received by noon (12pm) three business days prior to the start of the course. For example, refund requests for a Monday night class must be received by Wednesday at noon. Requests for Saturday or Sunday classes would have to be received by Tuesday at noon. – For withdrawal after the start of the first day of class, students will receive a refund of their tuition/deposit minus a $25 processing fee and a $50 administration fee. – For withdrawal after the start of the second day of class, students will receive 25% of their tuition/deposit. – After the third day of class, there are NO refunds of their tuition/deposit.
TNM trains new and seasoned comedians, performers, and artists who seek development of their talents and crafts as they pursue their entertainment careers. We are fostering the largest, most active comedy community in the Gulf South. Our experienced, creative, and supportive faculty and staff provide our students with a safe space to experiment and grow while being inspired and guided through our programs, and at a lower price than anywhere else in the US. Our endlessly positive teaching methods and relaxed comedic style are desirable for businesses that seek fun, interactive ways to connect to their employees and customers.
For more about TNM, Frequently Asked Questions, and our company policies go here.
Spanning multiple nights and venues, Hell Yes Fest has been the Gulf South’s largest comedy festival since 2011 celebrating a diverse lineup of acts from around the world every November.
In addition to stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy submissions we’d also love to hear about your specialty format show, your live podcast, or your idea for a bizarre competition. We pride ourselves on curating a brand new festival experience every year and can’t wait to see your weird pitches.
Keep in mind we also use your submission for bookings year round in the New Orleans area. Hell Yes Fest is the main event but if we feel you’re a good fit for one of our mini-fests in the New Orleans area we’ll let you know! There’s also plenty of local showcases year-round and we’d be happy to connect you with show runners.
(Note: if you’re a comic based in the New Orleans area, please bypass the submission fee)
When you’re ready to submit, first pay the submission fee:
Hell Yes Fest 2018 submission fee
Then fill out this form.
All accepted acts receive payment for their show, multiple performances, opportunities for free and/or discounted food through the fest, and are required to sign our performer behavioral policy. Submissions due May 25th.
Hell Yes Fest 2017 promo video: