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KNOCKOUT: Champs for Charity!

  • The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

TNM's make-it-take-it comedy competition!

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This holiday season, The New Movement is getting into GIVING BACK. Knockout,
Austin’s weekly comedy clash, has invited eight returning CHAMPIONS to take the stage
for the ultimate PRIZE FIGHT. Not only will these funny folks be battling for BRAGGING RIGHTS, they’ll be competing to win money for their favorite CHARITY.

Every Monday in downtown Austin, two troupes of improvisers troupes face-off, and the
audience decides their favorite with the winner moving on in the tournament, and both
nonprofits claiming a split of the proceeds. Come each week for a competition of giggles
and generosity because the only thing that feels better than laughing is helping your

Laugh hard. Do good! It’s Knockout’s CHAMPS FOR CHARITY.

November 6
Milkshake performing for Girls Rock
Red Handed performing for Austin Pets Alive!
Semi-final on December 4

November 13
Cupcake Compadres performing for Ronald McDonald House Charities
Sis Boom Bah performing for National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Semi-final on December 4

November 20
Channel 2 performing for Against Malaria Foundation
Wreck Cent3r performing for Don’t Be a Monster
Semi-final on December 11

November 27
Say Uncle performing for SAFE Alliance
Three on a Match performing for Casa Marianella
Semi-final on December 11

Final Champs for Charity battle on December 18!


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter your events?
Unless specifically stated above, our Austin theater is all ages and BYOB. However, if the event states that we’re giving out free booze (which sometimes happens), you’ll have to show a 21+ ID in order to partake. Our New Orleans theater has a full-service bar in it, so anyone 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Other than that, our programming tends to be PG-13 & up, so keep that in mind.

What’s your refund policy?
If you buy an online ticket, you should arrive 30 min before the start of the show to guarantee getting a seat because we also sell tickets at the door and usually have a crowd waiting for no-show seats. If you don’t arrive at least 10 min before the show, your seats could be given out to people on our waiting list, and if that happens, you will not be entitled to a refund as we don’t offer refunds after the show has started.

This show is presented by talent from The New Movement, the nerve center of comedy in the Gulf South. TNM is a duo of bustling conservatories that train the best comedians in New Orleans and Austin, it’s an aggressive programming machine that held over 1200 shows across 50 cities in 2015, it’s an event production company that produces festivals, workshops, and tours like Hell Yes Fest and the Air Sex Championships, and it’s a never-ending hustle to put the south on the comedy map. In New Orleans, arrive early for the show and grab a drink at our patio bar, Rosewood. In Austin, come early to chill in our downtown lobby lounge and meet the best comedians around. Register for our sketch & improv classes year-round at #WeLiveComedy

Earlier Event: December 11
Later Event: December 12