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“The lynchpin for the growing comedy scene in New Orleans” – NOLA.com

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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.

6:00-8:00p Level One Improv (downstairs)6:00-8:00p: Level Two Improv (downstairs)6:00-8:00p: Level One Improv (downstairs)6:00-8:00p
6:00-8:00p Level Five Improv (upstairs)8:00-10:00p: Level One Improv (downstairs)6:00-8:00p: Level One Improv6:00-8:00p
8:00-10:00p Level Two Improv (downstairs)8:00-10:00p: Level Three Improv (upstairs)8:00-10:00p: Level Three improv (downstairs)

New Classes currently registering

STAND-UP COMEDY & STORYTELLING: Saturdays 4:00-6:00p, starting December 1st SOLD OUT

LEVEL ONE IMPROV: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00p, starting December 4th
[sign-up until December 11th!]

LEVEL ONE IMPROV: Tuesdays 8:00-10:00p, starting January 1st

LEVEL ONE IMPROV: Mondays 8:00-10:00p, starting January 21st


STAND-UP COMEDY & STORYTELLING: Saturdays 4:00-6:00p, starting January 26th


December 8th and 9th + 15th and 16th

Class runs from 10:00a – 5:00p each day; class performers a show each night [sign-up]

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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.