Badass Comedy Shows & Training
We offer a variety of shows, workshops and special events tailored for your city’s needs.
TNM has toured improv, stand up and sketch comedy shows throughout the country. We have collectively performed in over 60 cities, from NYC to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Honolulu. If it’s a star on the flag, chances are we’ve been there. We’ve also hosted events from that range from small private parties to 500 person mega venues to major music festivals (SXSW, FunFunFun Fest).
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TNM Tourco is a completely portable comedy training center available for any event big or small. We’ve brought our tried and true teaching methods to comedy festivals, theater companies and a variety of corporate functions. We’ve taught aspiring comedians and people just wanting to have fun as well as kids, teens, and adults. We’ve taught workshops throughout the country for universities, major companies, secondary schools, start-ups, and everything in between..
Our favorite workshops are below, but we always take special requests! All classes taught by TNM Faculty. To inquire about bringing TNM Tourco to your neck of the woods, contact Mike Spara at  487.7257 or TNMmike@gmail.com.
The Straight/Absurd Dynamic This workshop will dissect your stage relationships with the goal of immediately identifying the Strait/Absurd dynamic and how to play both sides effectively and more importantly, joyfully! We will help you recognize your existing strengths and weaknesses within this relationship dynamic and offer tools to simplify Strait/Absurd scenes.
Device Art While walk-ons and tap-outs are beautiful devices when used correctly, they often cause problems when used incorrectly. In this workshop we’ll discuss the proper techniques to executing these popular devices including mechanics and heightening.
The Pattern is Everything Being in your head has a terrible reputation in improv circles. This workshop is all about being in your head at the top of the scene (a good thing) and then using the information to truly play out of your head for the remainder. One exercise, one technique. Adding pattern recognition to your bag of improv tricks will help you find the comedy faster no matter the form.
From Improv to Sketch – Follow Comedy Math Learn to turn your improvised material into more permanent sketch comedy material. We’ll cover everything from bringing ideas to the table to how to brainstorm on stage and in some cases, we’ll help produce and organize a run of your brand-new (yet to be written!) Sketch Comedy show.
Fill in the Blank Is there something in particular you’d like for us to teach? We’re all ears. If your request isn’t in our repertoire, we’ll recommend someone!