TNM News - Austin

Storytelling Workshop with Giulia Rozzi Apr 19, 2014

April 19, 2014 @ 12pm-3pm Cost: $50 SOLD OUT! Description: Take your personal experiences and turn them into an entertaining, engaging, and funny performance!  Whether you want to perform in front of an audience or simply get better at telling a good story – this one day workshop will introduce you the art of comedic storytelling and help you get more comfortable being yourself as you share stories about yourself. Through verbal and written exercises we’ll find what stories to tell, work on point of view, character, and finding the truth in the tale. Each student will be coached on a story (or two) and receive guidance and feedback from the instructor and other students. The goal is for students to...
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TNM Austin Season Button Mar 19, 2014

Get excited! Season 6 is fast approaching, and with it comes new troupes, new shows and, our new favorite, The TNM Season Button! Our new Season Button program gives our old friends and new friends the chance to see 12 plus shows in Season 6 for the low cost of $15! What does $15 and the Button get you? Well, check it out: Every Lights Up in April (Every Thursday at 8:30pm) Every Opposites in May (Every Wednesday at 8:00pm) Every Megaphone Show in June (Every Saturday at 10:30pm) And one special show a month! (to be announced via Twitter and Facebook) You may be asking, “How do I get one of these sweet passes so I can hang out...
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Workshops w/Rich Talarico Mar 18, 2014

During Moontower Fest, we’ve got some great workshops happening with Key & Peele‘s Rich Talarico! We have special rates for TNM students and alumni PLUS you can take both workshops and receive another neat-o discount! SKETCH: The Writer’s Room – Brainstorming & Pitching Time: Saturday 4/26 @ 10:30am-1:30pm Cost: CLASS SOLD OUT, AUDITS ONLY – $35 to audit ($30 audit for TNM students and alumni) In this workshop, veteran TV and Stage writer Rich Talarico will take you through some helpful exercises for the brainstorming and pitching processes in sketch comedy. Learn how to take your ideas from flickers of conception to an undeniable pitch. We’ll also focus on how to contribute in the writer’s room. Rich is a 22 year comedy...
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Thank You from the Year 3000 Nov 12, 2013

    Whoa! This last weekend we took over Fun Fun Fun Fest and kept the party going on Sunday. Holding a pageant in the year 3000, we came together from three planets and celebrated all day. Thank you everyone for putting in crazy awesome efforts into making this year tops. The New Movement at Fun Fun Fun Fest is the most fun because of you! Click the link below this gallery for more photos! MORE PHOTOS
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Workshop w/Dan French Oct 4, 2013

Time: Saturday 11/2 @ 1-4pm Cost: $50 Workshop Description: Learn the in’s-and-outs of professional joke writing from an Emmy-nominated comedy writer. Dan French has been a staff writer for multiple late night shows, including Dennis Miller and David Letterman, and has written Comedy Central specials with dozens of name standups, including Billy Gardell (lead on CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly”) and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” winner Jon Reep. RESEVE YOUR SPOT NOW!  
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Workshop w/Greg Tavares Oct 4, 2013

Time: Saturday 10/12 @ 1pm-3pm Cost: $25 ($20 for TNM students and alumni) Workshop Description: “The Join: How to Start Awesome Scenes” Greg Tavares is the co-artistic director of Theatre 99 in Charleston, SC. He wrote an improv book called Improv For Everyone. In that book, he tells players how to create awesome scenes. In this workshop, Greg will teach you a technique that gets you on the same page as your scene partner right at the top of the scene. The technique is called “The Join” and Greg promises that it works every time. The workshop will include doing lots of scenes and Greg might yell a little, but that is not because he is mean, it is because...
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Jamie Kilstein Coming to Both TNMs in August! Apr 25, 2013

GET YOUR NOLA TICKETS HERE! GET YOUR AUSTIN TICKETS HERE! “Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching a combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicks” – Janeane Garofalo Jamie has been seen on The Conan O’brien show, MSNBC’s Up with Chris, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Showtimes The Green Room, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East. He Co-Hosts Citizen Radio which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams and him and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes” . Most importantly Glenn Beck has...
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Season 2 at TNM Austin Mar 21, 2013

Season 2 is starting out HOTT! We have brand new shows making their debut at TV Dinner, we have old favorites making the leap to full hour shows, and SO MUCH MORE.  With pleasure, I’d like to introduce you to SEASON TWO. Shows, Shows, Shows! TV Dinner Every show at TNM is handcrafted by some loving, albeit crazy, people who have been trained at TNM and are now ready to go to the next level with a full scale production.  It all starts at TV Dinner.  Here you’ll get to see snipits of shows that are being considered for a full hour time slot.  In the past we’ve seen Mumbleoke, News Movement, and The Court of the People with Judge...
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Megaphone Marathons 4: Call for Submissions! Mar 13, 2013

The comedy event of the Summer is back! The Megaphone Marathons, now in its 4th year, is looking for submissions of all kinds – improv, sketch, character standup pieces, solo pieces, late night weird stuff, etc.. Fill the form out below and save that date. Please note that for the first time ever, The Megaphone Marathons has a $10 submission fee. This money goes right back into the festival to ensure large crowds and badass parties. Loading… Who is the submission fee for?
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You Should Do Comedy Feb 4, 2013

We mean it, you should! Fresh off the heels of our 4 year anniversary, The New Movement wants to welcome everyone with an interest in comedy to this special social event. Whatever your interest is – improv, sketch, standup, writing, directing, producing – we want to help you do it. Even if you aren’t pursuing comedy as a career, our TNM can help you in a myriad of ways. Come to our downtown location on 7th and Lavaca February 21st at 7:00p, meet our performers and instructors and enjoy free beer and food. We’ll have discounted registration for our classes as well as information about all the different festivals and events that TNM is involved in. This all leads in...
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The Standup Showdown! Jun 22, 2012

Attention Standup Comedians: We want more innovative programming. We want your shows. We want them by July 18th! his is the Standup Showdown and here’s how it works – we are taking pitches for interesting programming via the form below. The top 4 ideas will then be booked during prime TNM show slots for all of August. If your pitch wins you would get the chance to have your show booked monthly on a Friday night at 10:30p. In the past we’ve had comedians come to us with interesting shows that still books local talent but in a new, innovative way.  We would like this competition to provide a great location to better showcase all the comedy talent Austin has to...
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Standup Records album recording at TNM! Jun 22, 2012

Standup Records album recording at TNM!
From Altercation Comedy’s press release: JT Habersaat and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour release details for Stand Up! Records recording of Hostile Corporate Takeover. Austin, Texas – Having recently announced their signing to powerhouse imprint Stand Up! Records, JT Habersaat and his critically-hailed Altercation Punk Comedy Tour have confirmed details on their upcoming live recording.  The new album, dubbed Hostile Corporate Takeover, will be recorded live in Austin, Texas on August 11th, 2012 at the New Movement Theater. The confirmed lineup, headlined by Habersaat, will include Mack Lindsay (Vans Warped Tour), Mike Wiebe (vocalist for Riverboat Gamblers), Joe Staats (Fun Fun Fun Fest) and legendary hardcore vocalist Billy Milano (MOD). The show will take place at 10:30 pm for $10, with tickets...
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