Season Two Nola

Mar 20, 2013

Season One is just about in the books and that means we are revving the engines for Season Two.  This time around, TNM is excited to feature brand new shows, bring back new and improved classics, showcase some fantastic out of town names, and introduce you to some new faces in New Orleans comedy.

 

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What’s New!

We are excited to bring new shows to our regular lineup in Season Two.  Sophie Johnson’s new show Press Pass features improv, sketch, and stand up inspired by the news and it goes monthly starting on April 12th.  Two red hot teams have cracked the weekend lineup.  You are used to seeing them on Thursdays, but now you get to see them on the weekend.  TNM brings you House Party featuring Dean’s List and Brows.  Come see two of the teams that everyone is talking about on May 17th and June 28th.  You can also catch the debut of Comedy Intervention (4/5), the live podcasting of TNM.fm (4/27), and our version of the popular game show Match Game (5/31).

 

Sketch Comedy

We are amping up our sketch comedy offerings in Season Two.  On May 4th, you can catch the sensational Austin sketch show Glorias.  The weekend of June 21st-22nd you can catch sketch powerhouse Stupid Time Machine with a run of their new original sketch show. Not to mention original themed TNM sketch comedy productions every month in Season Two that is chalked full of TNM Nola performers.

The Classics

Some shows are so good they are sticking around for more.  The duo showcase Duocity returns on a monthly basis, The Language returns in May, Dream Fantasy Castle is back and darker than ever, The New Shit brings a TNM alumni twist, Motivational Mayhem continues to inspire the masses, and Lights Up is still the home for TNM student troupes, house troupes, and recitals on Thursday nights.

Special Events

Comedian Joe DeRosa comes into town with two shows on the 19th of April.  Opposites brings it’s famed two person improv show to New Orleans for the first time on April 20th.  The Austin, TX sketch show Glorias has it’s Nola premiere on May 4th.  Every Thursday from June 16th – 30th, you will see an improv tournament for the ages when improv teams step in the ring in Battle Royale.

Sundays

Sunday nights at The New Movement already boasts mega popular shows like Shipwrecked! and You Don’t Know the Half of It, but now we are adding some new productions into the mix.  You can catch the celebrated cerebral improv of machine A. once a month in Season Two.  In addition to those powerhouse regulars, TNM presents Quiet on the Set.  Join us for a look into the collection of two old movie aficionados as they present to you live, silent improv that has to be seen to be heard.  We are also bringing back our improvised Shakespeare show Not to Be.  It’s the greatest play the Bard never wrote.

The Franchise

Our Friday at 10:30 showcase features the top groups, shows, and performers at The New Movement.  Like most all stars, this show is on the juice.  We are bigger, faster, and far more tanned in Season Two.  Each show promises to flex different muscles designed to hit it out of the park. Here’s a list of shows you’ll see Franchised.
4/5   – The Real @ChrisTrew Show
4/12 – Chris and Tami
4/19 – Joe DeRosa stand up
4/26 – The Factory
5/3   – One Night Stand
5/10 – machine A. feat. Super Computer
5/17 – Claws with Fangs
5/24 – The Factory
5/31 – The Real @ChrisTrew Show
6/7   – Claws with Fangs
6/14 – machine A. feat. Super Computer
6/21 – The Factory
6/28 – The Real @ChrisTrew Show

And…We Still Hold Down Saturday Nights

The Megaphone Show is still our ultra popular Saturday night show that holds it down weekly.  Our flagship show features local movers and shakers, celebrities, and downright badass people telling true life stories followed by a cast of all star improvisers doing improv inspired by those stories.  Past guests like Harry Shearer, Tony Clifton, Sean Patton, John Michael of My Name is John Michael, and more told stories in Season One.  Who do we have in store for Season Two?  Come find out.

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