Comedy Shows This Weekend in New Orleans

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and that usually means swimming, cooking outside, and talking about flags. America, we get it. But this Memorial Day weekend, what if you happened to plant yourself at your local comedy venue? What if we told you a little something about every show happening this weekend? *Fire up the grill*

Thursday 8:00p – Standup comedy showcase
Did you know we teach standup comedy classes? Did you know that those students are absolutely killin’ it? See it for yourself tonight at 8:00p.


Friday 8:00p – The Wheel of Improv
The Wheel is fast becoming one of the most talked-about shows at TNM. See it for the last time on Friday because it’s moving to Saturdays starting in June.

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Friday 9:30p – St. Claude Comedy Hour
It’s our weekly standup comedy showcase hosted by one of the most experienced, been-doing-comedy-since-forever guys around, Clark Taylor.

ST. Claude Comedy Hour

Friday 11:00p – Unhinged
It’s rare we crank out one of these late night shows so we recommend you take advantage! (Also, Unhinged is really, really good)


Saturday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00p – 2nd Annual Memorial Day Comedy Tournament
It’s back, baby. Your vote counts in our one night tournament to crown the improv champions of the city.

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Sunday 7:00p – The Secret Show
What happens when everyone except the performers knows the rules of the show? It’s weird, it’s fun, it’s a damn fine way to cap your weekend. 

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Kids Comedy Camp this Summer!

Hey – We think your kid is pretty funny, too!

TNM Theater, New Orleans’ only full-time Comedy Conservatory and Performance Venue is now enrolling pre-teens and teens for our Summer 2019 Comedy Camp held August 5th -9th.

Over the course of the week Comedy Campers will learn:

  • Comedy Theory Basics
  • Improv and Acting Exercises
  • How to Develop, Write and Perform Comedic Material
  • The Power of Ensemble Work (Creative Collaboration, Listening Skills, Respecting New Ideas and Effective Communication)
  • A Multitude of Show Production Skills from Costume to Tech Design

Camp will culminate Friday evening with a comedy show written, performed, and co-directed by the campers on TNM’s theater stage.

We empower each group of campers to hone and strengthen their particular areas of creative interest, not everyone has to be in the spotlight! Our experienced Conservatory staff is happy to tackle any questions you may have about Comedy Camp being a good fit for your kid, email or call us directly (512-788-2669) for more information.

Kids Summer Camp


Level 1 Improv Comedy Class starting Monday June 3rd, 8:00-10:00p

5T7A9942Beginning Monday June 3rd at 8:00 (class is 8 weeks)
COST: $225 (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!

Improv Class Deposit

Hold your spot in an upcoming course at TNM!




Improv Class Full Payment

Full tuition for a comedy course at TNM.



Improv Intensives Every Weekend in July

This July TNM is expanding our Weekend Warrior Improv Training Camp Intensives to span the entire month!

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Students will have the option to attend just one weekend of Training Camp or go hard and do all 4. TNM’s Training Camp is geared to challenge and meet each participant at their level, regardless of experience. With different concentrations of focus each weekend, students can design their Training Camp experience to meet their desired outcomes.

Classes take place Saturdays & Sundays in July from 10:00a – 5:00p and include a break for lunch. Class shows are every night at 8:00p (Saturday) and 7:00p (Sunday).

This year’s intensive focuses are:
6th & 7th – Focus: Honing Improv Basics & Scene-work Strategies
13th & 14th – Focus: Nailing Beats, Patterns & Comedy Math
20th & 21st – Focus: Slow it down: Patient Scene-work in The Moment
27th & 28th – Focus: Tighten Skill through Improv Forms

Choose how many weekends you’d like to register for below – we’ll be in touch about which workshops to put you down for!

July 2019 Improv Intensive (One weekend)


July 2019 Improv Intensive (two weekends)


July 2019 Improv Intensive (three weekends)


July 2019 Improv Intensive (all 4 weekends)


July 2019 Improv Intensive (one day)


504 Comedy Week is here!

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The latest offering to New Orleans’ constant stream of celebratory events, 504 Comedy Week is an opportunity to soak up a diverse collection of programming at The New Movement. All shows will be $5.04 – that’s about half off our normal ticket prices (whoa)!

This weekend is also the debut of our new standard Friday night programming which includes the wildly popular “Wheel of Improv” at 8:00p and our new weekly standup comedy showcase “St. Claude Comedy Hour”.

“The Wheel of Improv” is 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.

“St. Claude Comedy Hour” is stand-up comedy at New Orleans’ full time comedy venue, hosted by Clark Taylor and featuring local legends, up-and-comers, touring acts, and surprise drop-ins.

On Saturday our weekly “Comedy Night in New Orleans” holds down the 8:00p slot while house group “Unhinged” is at 9:30p.

Come see why TNM has been voted “Best Place to Watch Comedy” annually by Gambit Readers and why Vulture said we “built a comedy scene from scratch”.