Derek Dupuy

Derek has had a passion for comedy since watching television and movies with his father as a small child. Always having a  fascination with what makes people laugh and the mechanics of comedy, he decided to put his creative efforts into comedy three years ago and never looked back. He currently performs with The New Movement and improv/sketch group Stupid Time Machine in addition to teaching improv and sketch classes at The New Movement NOLA conservatory.  He is also the Artistic Director at The New Movement New Orleans.


He is a current level four improv instructor with The New Movement.  In addition to teaching long form improv classes with The New Movement, he is also runs the sketch comedy program.  It is his goal to take all that he has learned from his various instructors over the years and develop his own style that allows a student to not only learn the mechanics of comedy but also acquire the ability to truly think in the most successful way on and off the stage.


He has trained at various conservatories including The New Movement, taken sketch comedy writing with the Second City Chicago, and has been trained by Chris Trew, Tami Nelson, Nick Lopez, and Ian Hoch. He has also taken many intensives and master classes from instructors at the Second City, iO, and other institutions and improvisers from around the country.


Derek is a former member of the popular long form improv group Dr. Awkward, co-creator of the popular New Orleans comedy show Comedy Lives!, and a member of the mono-scene super group Constance Street. As a founding member and current performer/writer for sketch comedy and improv group Stupid Time Machine, he has been performing in front of audiences all around the country.  He has also been invited to and performed sold out shows in the Chicago Sketch Festival, a run of shows at iO West, San Francisco SketchFest, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, the New York City International Fringe Festival, The Megaphone Marathons, the Dallas Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, Hollywood Fringe, MegaFest in Austin, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and other notable events.