Passionate. Creative. Comedy.
Rob Gagnon creates comedy that people like. In the past three years he has produced The One Hour Comedy Festival, F*cked Up Show & Tell, Eulogized, and STONED vs DRUNK vs SOBER, a show that Laugh Button celebrated as one of the 9 Most Unique Comedy Shows in the Nation. The Austin Chronicle called Rob “One of Fun Fun Fun Fest’s most intriguing prospects.” His work in short film has been honored by the Texas Independent Film Festival and he will be featured in an upcoming issue of GQ Magazine. But more than anything, Rob wants to do everything.
In his weekly show, Sandbox with Rob Gagnon, the confines of a format have been lifted as Rob puts on a new, fearless hour every Tuesday. Having a history in the local sketch/improv/stand up scene allows Rob to feature some of the cities best comedy minds doing anything but traditional stand up and improv. Sandbox gets performers to reach beyond their comfort zone where some of the greatest work is discovered.
Sandbox is spaghetti thrown at a wall, the stuff that sticks and the stuff that falls to the ground. It is unafraid of the new and exciting. It’s experimental. It’s comedic indulgence. It’s the first half of Conan O’brien, before the interviews. It’s the parts of Adult Swim that you can’t believe they put on TV except it’s live and interactive. Sandbox features about a dozen fast paced segments each week. An interview with a porn star? Live video game overdubs on the projector? Absurd three minute game shows? Yes.
Get involved in AUSTIN’S NEWEST MUST-SEE COMEDY SHOW every Tuesday @ The New Movement in downtown Austin.
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 TNMcomedy.com. #WeLiveComedy