The New Orleans Comedy Marathon Kicks Off Tonight!

It’s been a long, hot Summer. It’s almost over with. You wipe the sweat off your forehead. Check the calendar. Only a little bit left. Soon it’s Fall –  football, breezes. You check your calendar again. You realize…it’s almost the end of Summer. That means…it’s time for the New Orleans Comedy Marathon.

You tell a friend, you buy some tickets. You head to The New Movement. You laugh. A lot. You realize…this is the best decision you’ve made all Summer (besides that impromptu road trip to Blue Bayou, ya waterpark nerd).

For full description of each show hit this link up. Scroll down for the quick hits and ticket links. See y’all this weekend!

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Tonight it begins! In order – a finale to a new tradition, the finale to one of our first ever shows, and a debut.

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Friday is really heats up in a big, weird way. Three comeback shows then a super show edition of a new favorite.

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Pictured above, the definition of a doozy. The most shows in one night that we’ve done in almost two years. Strap in, comedy fam – don’t miss this!

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The 9th Annual New Orleans Comedy Marathon Schedule is Here!

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8:00p – Summer League Finale
Our seasonal groups are closing out their run in style – by opening the 9th Annual Comedy Marathon!

9:00p – Block Party
The weirdest open mic in New Orleans is BACK. Performers are given 4-5 minutes to do literally whatever they want. Cooking demonstrations? Sure. Sketch comedy? Yeah. An improv show with your dog? You do you!

10:00p – Run It Back
Our combo stand-up/improv show format where every performer gets a chance to run their set again debuts as the finale to night 1 of the New Orleans Comedy Marathon!

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8:00p – CrapFunding
Our hit improv show featuring real life awful Kickstarters is BACK!

9:00p – Chris & Tami
TNM’s co-founders return to their stage for their full length show, as seen at comedy festivals all over the country.

10:00p – Pass The Mic
Our improvised stand-up comedy show was a fixture on our schedule for years and is making it’s deserved comeback at the Marathons!

11:00p – Secret Show SUPER Show
It’s the souped-up version of our popular Secret Show and it only happens once a year at the Marathons!

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7:00p – Training Camp Kick-Off
A special performance by the badasses spending their entire day in our special intensive classes!

8:00p – The Megaphone Show
The longest running weekly improv show in the whole damn Gulf South triumphantly returns to TNM.

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10:00p – Pilot Night!
Featuring 3 brand new comedy show formats in smaller chunks. Which show will get passed and included on TNM’s regular schedule?

11:00p – Fucked Up Wheel of Improv
TNM’s most popular show, The Wheel of Improv, is getting turnt, twisted, and tossed over for a special late night Marathon event!



Comedy Shows in New Orleans This Weekend (August 22nd-25th)

The nerve center of the New Orleans comedy scene has it all this weekend – out of town guests (Chicago + Denver), new traditions (the Comedy Lottery), Carson (Carson vs. Everyone), and a graduation show featuring the latest group to finish our year-long program (Part Time Humans). Read on and click through to learn more, get excited, and grab tickets!

Thursday August 22nd 8:00 + 9:30p – The Comedy Lottery


What happens when the funniest people in the room are also all in the same show? It’s the Comedy Lottery and we do this baby twice in one night. Scoop up a ticket for you and a crush here.

Friday August 23rd 8:00p – Tim Soszko (special guest from Chicago)


A one-man improv adventure featuring a seasoned veteran of Second City, IO Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, The Revival, and any other place that will let him teach and perform. Tim will perform a long form improv set that includes music, characters, choreography, silent comedy, and more! You will leave this show in awe of Tim’s improv prowess, and barring that, you’ll leave safe in the knowledge that he won’t be staying too long in your city. Grab your ticket here to see Tim.

Friday August 23rd 9:30p – Carson vs. Everyone


Carson vs. Everyone is a competitive storytelling game show along the lines of Iron Chef. Audience members can come to just watch, or preferably, with their best 5 minute story locked-and-loaded. Contestants will submit the topic of their story and if selected, will come on stage and regale us with their tale. Once they’ve finished their story, Carson will tell his story on that same topic. Judges then vote on each story and we see if the crowd can outdo this vivacious raconteur! Tickets are here.

Saturday August 24th – 7:00p Unhinged

Early Bird Saturday Night

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning, creative badasses at The New Movement understand you’ve got a lot on your plate on a Saturday night. So we proudly present an early comedy show at the venue annually voted “best place to watch comedy in New Orleans.” Get it, have a drink, laugh a lot, then hit the town. This week: Unhinged! Tickets here.

Saturday August 24th – 8:00p The Wheel of Improv

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Our most popular show of the week. Get tickets now or get here early.

Saturday August 25th – 9:30p Part-Time Humans


Another graduating class from our year long program takes the stage for the grand finale. Featuring: Part-Time Humans! Tickets here.

Sunday August 25th – 7:00p Sunday Night Social Club

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Students, alumni, and faculty mix it up every Sunday night to bring a new original comedy showcase every week! Tickets here.

Sunday August 25th – 8:00p Mile High Stand-Up Comedy Tour ft. Alan Bromwell and Derrick Stroup

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Alan Bromwell is a stand-up comedian and writer from Denver, Colorado. He recently performed on Comedy Central’s Up Next Showcase. He can be heard on Denver’s Comedy 103.1 FM, where he has been featured as Comic of the Week. He was a headlining performer at the 2018 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He is a regular performer at the Comedy Works, and has performed at many other clubs and theaters across North America.

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New Intro to Improv Comedy Course starting Sunday September 29th, 3:30-5:30p

Beginning Sunday September 29th at 3:30 (class is 8 weeks)
COST: $250 (class size capped at 12)
Teacher: Tami Nelson

Jump into the basics of TNM’s original curriculum, get a 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 million 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!

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Save the Date: The 9th Annual New Orleans Comedy Marathon is coming

The biggest event of the New Orleans comedy Summer is back! This August 29th-31st take in a bevy of original show formats and over 50 performers in the 9th Annual New Orleans Comedy Marathon. The first show begins on Thursday August 29th at 8:00p.

The lineup gets announced next week but a few classic TNM formats have already been confirmed for their big comeback , including CrapFunding (an improvised comedy show where the comedians have to represent Kickstarter campaigns that they won’t see until they step on stage) and The Megaphone Show (the longest running weekly improv show in New Orleans, content based off a special guest original stories).

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What else can you expect from this epic event? Improv comedy, sketch comedy, standup comedy. New troupes, old troupes, brand new show debuts. Parties, parties, and more parties. If you’re a fan of comedy you don’t want to miss this. 

The New Movement is annually voted the best place to watch comedy in New Orleans by Gambit Readers and the only full time venue in the city. We feature a full bar with specialty themed drinks and a colorful patio that is open at least 30 minutes before each show.

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