Stupid Time Machine is proud to be performing at this year’s Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans.  Hell Yes Fest is the biggest and best comedy festival in the South and STM is proud to have performed every year since its founding.

Our show this year is at the Theatre at St. Claude on Friday, October 2 at 8:30.  The show will start with a set from Austin’s Taken Seriously.  Pre-sale tickets coming soon.




Also, check out Stupid Time Machine’s newest video, the untold story of the world’s least understood culinary mascot.


Derek Dupuy

Derek is a co-founder and the former Artistic Director of The New Movement, a comedy theater based in New Orleans, LA.  Derek has been improvising and doing sketch comedy for over seven years.  He has performed across the country as well as in festivals like Chicago SketchFest, San Francisco Sketch Fest, Moontower Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, Dallas Comedy Festival, New York International Fringe Festival,  iO West, and more.  In addition, he is a veteran of multiple tours and his work has been featured in Splitsider, TimeOut New York, Funny or Die, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications.  He also performs regularly with Super Computer and the improv supergroup 1919.  When not performing, Derek is an improv and sketch instructor at The New Movement as well as a producer of shows and comedy festivals.

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Super Computer


“This was the third time back at SketchFest for this witty, New Orleans-based group, and without question they have earned their repeated berth. The best sketch and improv performers tend to be tremendously skilled actors, and Stupid Time Machine has a couple of charismatic aces up its sleeve…” Chicago Tribune, Chicago SketchFest 2013

Mike Spara

Mike Spara is a founding member of The New Movement in New Orleans, where he is also a faculty member for improvisation, sketch, and AP Comedy.  He has been performing comedy around the country for over five years. He performs sketch and improvisation with Stupid Time Machine, Super Computer and 1919, among regular guest spots in a variety of other teams. His wordless solo sketch project is Conversations with Body Language.

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"Energetic performers with can-do-anything-anywhere confidence...who are individually uproarious and a collective force to be reckoned with."

CJ Hunt

CJ Hunt is a comedic writer and performer living in New Orleans. He is a co-founder of The New Movement (improv theaters in New Orleans and Austin). There, he directs Training Camp: TNM’s improv intensives.

A member of the sketch group Stupid Time Machine, CJ has performed all over the country – including recent shows at San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, iO West, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. His work has been featured on FunnyOrDie, Mashable, Bustle, and Upworthy.  His love of broken people and weirdos has resulted in two seasons of The #CharacterADay Project (64 characters in all) and one solo show: Hunting Season.

CJ is the co-creator of Sunken City, a New Orleans comedy web series that press has called “the new Portlandia” and featured on Indiewire’s list of series that “could be the Next Broad City.”  He is the host of The Early Draft podcast, and can be found most nights quietly consuming girls scout cookies in a broom closet.

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French Navy

Sunken City


“Sharp writing, pitch perfect performances, goofy, and unfiltered: Stupid Time Machine wererimming with ambitious, crass, tongue-in-cheek humor. Every character, while appropriately idiotic, was thoroughly three-dimensional, gliding through taboos without a clue or conscious.”, SF Sketch Comedy Festival 2012

James Hamilton

James Hamilton is a comedian, writer, producer, and actor based in New Orleans, LA.  He cut his comedy teeth as a member of the original improv class at The New Movement New Orleans and hasn’t stopped since.  He performs improv with the groups the French Navy, Super Computer, Quiet on the Set.  He also co-produced the hit storytelling show and podcast, Shipwrecked!  As the newest and tallest member of Stupid Time Machine, he is often required to carry the other members’ bags and grab things off the top shelf.

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Other Groups:

The French Navy

Super Computer

Quiet on the Set

"A comedy ensemble that mocks and makes fun of everything you always wanted to laugh at, but were afraid to start."

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About Stupid Time Machine… 

Hailing from the dirty gulf, Stupid Time Machine is a New Orleans-based comedy group known for their original sketch revues and stone cold improv shows.

They create funny things and travel the country showing them to strangers. Recent performances include San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago SketchFest, Moontower Comedy Fest, Toronto Sketch Fest and Hell Yes Fest, among others.  They also release monthly sketch videos online.

The group’s members teach and perform as co-founders of The New Movement, a professional improv theater and training center with locations in Austin and New Orleans.  Through providing high quality teaching, badass shows, and ambitious comedy festivals, they will transform the Gulf Coast into the next great comedy frontier.

The members of Stupid Time Machine are exceptional when it comes to dancing, pitiful when it comes to fighting, and always hungry when it comes to doing cool things with creative people.