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Interview with Douglas Widick Sep 16, 2014

DOUGLAS WIDICK is a member of Hip Hop Improv group North Coast and a veteran of sketch, long form improv, and musical improv. He is a member of house musical improv teams at the Magnet and PIT Theaters, and just finished sketch shows with Pop Roulette (PIT) and the 2017 Tony Awards (UCB).  He was recently seen in off-broadway musical F#%king Up Everything, and you can catch his comedy videos on www.Douglaswidick.com.  He and fellow North Coast member Kaila Mullady are taking up a week long guest residency at TNM Nola this week.  We talked with him to get his thoughts on his upcoming shows and workshops in Nola, what he enjoys about New Orleans, his feelings on musical improv, and...
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Colt Cabana & Friends on Mania Weekend Dec 30, 2013

Colt Cabana & Friends on Mania Weekend
  The New Movement is excited about the biggest wrestling weekend of the year.  To celebrate, we are being taken over on April 3rd and 4th by Colt Cabana and friends.  Join us on Mania Weekend for some of the best comedy built around the worst wrestling movies ever made. The New Movement presents “Colt Cabana and friends sit around and do commentary to bad wrestling movies for your comedy enjoyment”.  It’s Mania weekend in New Orleans and Colt Cabana is coming to town and he’s bringing bad wrestling movies with him.  Join Colt and some of his friends as they tear apart some of wrestling’s worst movies during wrestling’s best weekend of the year. Buy Tickets Here : Thursday...
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Fringe Fest @ TNM Nov 19, 2013

The New Movement presents a week of programming as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Each night of Fringe (Nov. 20th-23rd) we will bring you unique TNM shows at both 8 and 10pm. You will find sketch comedy, live cartoon comedy, silent improv, and much more. Come spend your Fringe with us and see comedy push the boundaries. All tickets are $8 with a Fringe button. $11 without a Fringe button. Our 8pm shows are collectively called Sketched!  These shows feature live sketch comedy from performers at The New Movement.  Our 10pm shows are part of TNM’s Comedy Lab.  This is where we put our experimental comedic shows for Fringe. Wednesday, Nov. 20th 8pm – rude. & Vanessa Gonzalez...
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Why Actors Can Be Good Poker Players Nov 12, 2013

As well as knowing the game to a tee and being able to assess players’ positions from their behaviour, being able to maintain a straight face is one of the essentials for poker at any level.  Without this, your skilled opponents will be able to smell your fear or confidence and bet or back out accordingly, minimising your wins and maximising your losses. There is constant debate over whether acting of bluffing is beneficial to a poker player.  Some would say that a bad player will not have a clue regardless and a good player will be able to tell whether you’ve got something anyway.  According to conventional poker wisdom, the best idea is to give absolutely nothing away.  Don’t...
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Workshops w/UCB’s Brandon Gardner @ TNM Aug 15, 2013

Workshops w/UCB’s Brandon Gardner @ TNM
Brandon Gardner is teaching some fun workshops at both TNM Nola and TNM Austin! Brandon has been a performer and writer at the UCB Theater in New York since 2007 and has been an instructor there since 2009.  He has been a member of UCB house teams Bastian, Let’s Have a Ball, Reuben Williams, Improv Nerds and The Curfew and is a regular at UCB’s flagship show ASSSSCAT 3000. In addition to performing in NYC, Brandon is a member of the UCB TourCo All-Stars with whom he performs and teaches workshops around the world. As a senior teacher Brandon has helped develop the UCB Training Center curriculum and has taught over one-hundred 8 week courses at every level.  He has...
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Why Everyone Should Donate $5-15 to Every TNM Project on Kickstarter Right This Very Second Jun 4, 2013

We have a very unique community. One that works very hard on a myriad of projects. We live in “comedy small markets,” so for something big to get done, we often have to do it ourselves. This is a great “problem” to have, though, as it keeps the creators in control of what their vision is. The downside to that is we often have to hold fundraisers or run Kickstarters to help make these dreams come true. The upside to that, though, is that our community is so large that every TNM project that needs Kickstarter shouldn’t have any problem meeting their fundraising goals. Imagine if every student and alumni contributed $5-15 to each one of the below Kickstarters and every...
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TNM.fm: The New Movement’s Family of Podcast Programming Feb 6, 2013

In addition to providing live comedy for you every single weekend in Austin, Houston and New Orleans, The New Movement is proud to be offering something for your headphones. Introducing The New Movement’s Podcast Network, TNM.FM.  Your bus ride home just got more exciting. Your exercise routine just became more inspired. Your cross country road trip just added a passenger (one who’s not chipping in for gas, but still). We will be adding new programs in the near future but for now we’ve got a little bit of everything – movies, sports, storytelling, interviews. Scroll through the programs below and subscribe to your favorites!   Every Monday at 10pm CST we stream a movie on Netflix Instant and tweet along using...
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