New Orleans Comedy Shows

“Best Place to Watch Comedy: 2016, 2017”

– Gambit Weekly

TNM is an intimate comedy venue featuring improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy shows. 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!

 

Take a Class

“The lynchpin for the growing comedy scene in New Orleans”

– NOLA.com

Our improv and sketch classes consist of 8 weekly, 2 hour sessions, and a recital show performed in front of an audience. We have 5 levels of improv classes for $225 each and 4 levels of sketch for $250 each.

Check our FAQ for more information on TNM’s style, culture, and behavioral policies.

Classes currently registering

Level One Improv, Wednesdays 8:00-10:00p, starting May 16th (registration open until May 22nd)!

Level One Improv, Tuesdays 6:00-8:00p, starting June 5th

Our Summer Improv Intensive, Training Camp: June 18th-22nd (space extremely limited!)

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Looking for improv classes for your company? We do that too. 

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Are you an existing student that needs to pay tuition? You’re in the right place:

Improv comedy classes at The New Movement [deposit]

$112.50

Improv comedy class at The New Movement [full]

$225.00

REFUNDS

All refund requests must be in writing. Students seeking a refund or a partial refund, should send an e-mail to the Conservatory Director (nelson.tami@gmail.com) 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.

Contact

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.

 

Hell Yes Fest

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.

This year’s fest will take place November 14th-18th and will feature improv, sketch, and stand-up, with other surprise shows and formats (podcasting, film, food, video games, etc.) sprinkled throughout.

 

Submission info

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

$30.00

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:

Past Performers Include:

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SARAH SILVERMAN • NICK SWARDSON • TIM HEIDECKER • HASAN MINHAJ • DOUG BENSON •  ALICE WETTERLUND • FORTUNE FEIMSTER • CARLY AQUILINO • THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW • NEIL HAMBURGER • NIKKI GLASER • TODD BARRY • DOUG LOVES MOVIES PODCAST • APARNA NANCHERLA • MATTEO LANE • IAN ABRAMSON • MOSHE KASHER • IAN KARMEL • BRANDON WARDELL • SARA SCHAEFER • RORY SCOVEL • BARON VAUGHN • SEAN PATTON • JAMES ADOMIAN • MATT BRAUNGER • AMY HECKERLING • GUYS WE FUCKED • UNCALLED FOUR • WE STILL LIKE YOU • STAND-UP RECORDS • CREEK AND THE CAVE • GOOD COP GREAT COP • DC PIERSON • IMPROV OLYMPIC ALL-STARS