Coming Home

Dear STM/TNM Family,

This is a big week.  Our good friends Chris Trew and Tami Nelson have just moved back to New Orleans.  In addition to being our friends, they are badass improvisors and the genius brains who started The New Movement.   Having built TNM up into an improv juggernaut in Austin, they have returned to their home city to join us in building the comedy theater this city deserves.  It is ON in NOLA.  And, boy, have we got a packed week for you.

Tue, July 12th (10pm – 1am)
@ One Eyed Jack’s (615 Toulouse Street) 

Airsex: Shhhh....its a secret

After the weekly Stupid Time Machine show at the Howling Wolf Den, head on over to One Eye’d Jacks for Airsex.
What is Airsex, you ask?  Well, it’s a lot like Air Guitar, but instead of rocking out with an imaginary guitar, you’re making sweet and/or filthy love with an imaginary sex partner. You choose a clip of music, you show up in whatever sort of wardrobe you like, and you come up on stage and show everyone how you do it. Or how you wish you could do it. Or how you once had it done to you, and oh my god was that a bad idea and while it’s embarrassing to show that act to a room of strangers, you know that you need to do it now in order to make sure that no one else falls down the same rabbit hole you got stuck inside. Or, you know, just do it however you want.  The night will be hosted by Chris Trew, and will feature a half-time act by New Orleans native and nationally touring comedian Sean Patton.

  • Find out more about the rules here.
  • See some video of airsex athletes here.

Wed, July 13th (7pm – 10pm)
@ The Shadowbox Theater  (2400 St. Claude Ave) 

Every month we host Megaphone Night – an opportunity to check out the classes, shows, and community at The New Movement.  It’s like a one night stand with improv that will leave you feeling wonderful the next morning.

7:00p: Improv Zero – Free
Our free intro-to-improv class. No experience or RSVP necessary – just show up and we’ll show you our style of improv!

8:00p: The Shootaround – Free
Our open-to-anyone improv show featuring performers from The New Movement and people who have never performed before. Seriously, just jump up and play with us!

9:30p: The Megaphone Show – $5 (or FREE if you participate in Improv Zero)
Our flagship event takes the monologues of a local celebrity and spins them into live comedy. Featuring members of Stupid Time Machine, Chris and Tami and more.

This month’s guest storyteller is Lauren Thom from Fleurty Girl!

For more info on The New Movement, visit We teach improv comedy classes and are building a full time comedy theater in NOLA.  We’re now registering summer  classes (Weds 7:00pm ) and (Sun 12:00pm).  To register or find out more, contact Tami Nelson at: or (504) 302 8264

Sat, July 16th (8:30 – 9:30)
@ The Shadowbox Theater (2400 Saint Claude Ave)

Chris and Tami are New Orleans natives who have spent the last 5 years touring the country, headlining comedy festivals and starting The New Movement in Austin, Tx. They are officially back to join the Movement already in progress in New Orleans.

This is their debut show as Nola residents. They are very excited and hope to see you there.

“A fiercely enjoyable brain warp of a time” – The Austin Chronicle

The show is $5 (free for TNM students)

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