New Orleans Comedy Shows September 14th-18th

Hey, hey, HEY! Wanna know the happenings at the New Orleans comedy house this weekend? Look no further, fam. We got you.

Friday September 14th

8:00p – The veteran talent of Lights Up takes the stage for their weekly residency.

9:30p – Half Baked is an improv show inspired by drug-induced stories.

Saturday September 15th

8:00p – Our weekly mega-event, TNM Mainstage Comedy, returns with an All-Star cast.

9:30p – Like your comedy weird? Club 3000 is for you.

Sunday September 16th

7:00p – TNM students take the stage for a very special combo level 3 AND level 5 recital.

Tuesday September 18th

8:30p – whoa, whoa, whoa, what. Yeah – the universe dictates that we run a Tuesday night show this week so guess what – we’re doing it. It’s School Night, y’all.

All shows are $10 with tickets available at the door. Arrive early to hang on our patio and grab a drink!

Workshop: Dig Deeper

Tuesday August 14th, 6:00-8:00p

Workshop: Dig Deeper

$30.00

Dig Deeper
A 2 workshop exploring character and point of view. Harrisburg Improv Theatre founders Paul Barker and Jake Compton teach you how to create rich, believable characters who are interesting to watch and play. In a single scene, “character” is often a shortcut to game, with a single odd belief or quirk providing the structure. But in a longer format show, characters can be three-dimensional, encompassing multiple games, statuses and points of view. Learn to invest honesty and time into your characters so that the audience will invest in your scene.

From Improv Cincinnati: 

“Thanks for bringing “Missed Connections” to Cincinnati. We had a sold out audience who loved your unique concept of being inspired by Craigslist personals. The most common response was, “Where did you find these guys, and how can we get them back? Our students really connected to the “Dig Deeper” workshop. The lessons you taught complemented our existing program, without being too easy or too challenging. You hit the improv sweet spot. Well done!”

Bios:

Paul Barker has been performing improv comedy since 2005. He studied long-form improv at the Magnet Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the People’s Improv Theater in New York. In Harrisburg, Paul was a co-founder and artistic director of the Harrisburg Improv Theater, the city’s first long-form improv theater. He performs with the improv duo Missed Connections and is on the cast of the Magnet Theater’s Friday Night Sh*w. A former staff writer for TheBurg magazine in Harrisburg, Paul is now a J.D. candidate at Columbia Law School.

Jake Compton is the owner/founder of the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Jake started improvising in 2004 taking classes at both the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the Magnet Theatres in New York City. Jake’s musical and prank comedy duo band Anticool terrorized Harrisburg for over 10 years with their live shows, albums, and webshow. Currently Jake is an instructor and performer at the HIT. He can be seen in the popular duo Missed Connections, as well as Hardly Working, Bandito, and Love Triangle. Jake also helps create and shape many forms and themes used by both his teams and others.

Level 1 Improv Comedy Class starting August 1st 6:00-8:00p

Beginning Wednesday August 1st (class is 8 weeks)
COST: $225 (class size capped at 12)
Teacher: Tami Nelson

Jump into the basics of TNM’s curriculum, get a good taste of how TNM produces shows and develops talent, and learn how to connect with your scene partners, friends, employees, and everyone else in your life in a thousand wonderful new ways. You’ll learn from TNM’s critically-acclaimed faculty for 8 weeks, culminating in a recital in front of a live, paying audience.

Improv comedy classes at The New Movement [deposit]

$125.00

Improv comedy class at The New Movement [full]

$250.00

 

Level 1 Improv Comedy Class starting July 2nd 8:00-10:00p

Beginning Monday July 2nd @ 8:00 (class is 8 weeks)
COST: $225 (class size capped at 12)
Teacher: Tami Nelson

Jump into the basics of TNM’s curriculum, get a good taste of how TNM produces shows and develops talent, and learn how to connect with your scene partners, friends, employees, and everyone else in your life in a thousand wonderful new ways. You’ll learn from TNM’s critically-acclaimed faculty for 8 weeks, culminating in a recital in front of a live, paying audience.

 

 

 

Improv comedy classes at The New Movement [deposit]

$125.00

 

 

 

Improv comedy class at The New Movement [full]

$250.00

Free Introduction to Improv Class

Sunday June 3rd, 4:00-5:30p.

No Experience Necessary!

Come sample classes at The New Movement with a free introduction course. Come learn why NOLA.com said we were the “lynchpin for the growing comedy scene in New Orleans”.

Register here.