Improv Wins Schedule

Here’s what’s coming up in Austin. Get your tickets now–we tend to sell out!

Set/Re-set w/Eric & Katie

Comedians do sets of jokes suited for a traditional comedy club. Then, with a little help from the audience and hosts, they’ll re-tell their best jokes with an absurd twist.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM – Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 10:30 PM (CDT)
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Bad Example

Every damn Saturday, the geniuses behind Bad Example will present a brand new hour of sharp, over-the-top sketches for your viewing pleasure. It’s a big undertaking that’s never been attempted in Austin (or pretty much anywhere else), & the only other sketch group to do something like this so consistently is Saturday Night Live. Expect big things here.

$7 online/$10 at the door. These shows have known to sell out, and it’s cheaper to buy early, so buy them now!
Presented by an exciting collection of sketch minds, Bad Example is written & performed by Cody Cartagena, Roxy Castillo, Micheal Foulk, Vanessa Marie Gonzalez, Stephanie Pace, Kelsey Rodgers, & Jeff Whitaker.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 PM (CST)
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The Neighborhood

Amy Jordan would like to welcome you to The Neighborhood where sketch comedy lives. Come see TNM Austin’s longest-running sketch show every 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month! The Neighborhood is one giant sketch show hosted and curated by TNM faculty, staff, & students.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime, so come say hi!

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM (CST)
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Kevin McDonald’s Sketch Show

Kevin McDonald is part of Kids in the Hall, one of the most influential sketch groups in the past 20 years. You’ve seen him in tons of TV shows and films, and now he’s come to TNM’s Improv Wins Conference to impart his comedic wisdom to the next generation of sketch comedians. This show will feature all the best sketches to come out of Kevin’s workshop. Expect the biggest of big things here.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, January 23, 2015 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CST)
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Level 1 Improv w/Megan Simon

Jan 28 – Mar 18, Wednesdays @ 6-8p
Cost: $200 (class is 8 weeks & class size capped at 12)
Email TNMATX@gmail.com for more info.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
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Disposable Income Freak Show

Step right up, step right up to this sketch comedy spectacle featuring millennial “bros” and “basic chicks”!!!

Marvel at these circus folk who utter phrases like, “BOOM!” & “Work Hard, Play Hard,” and gasp at such oddities as “The Human Sunday Funday,” “The Rock Bottom Music Festival Junkie,” & “The Death-Defying Passive Aggressive Statement Maker!”

This traveling Disposable Income Freak Show will pass though Austin on the last Friday of every month, so get your tickets before they’re gone…BOOM!

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM – Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM (CST)
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Classified: I’m a Monster

In the 1960’s, the tiny town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was rocked by a sudden appearance of the legendary Mothman. Many of the Mothman tales were locked away or excessively changed by those wanting a cheap thrill on Halloween. Now, the only official biographer of urban legends, Dr. Nelson Stern, is finally unveiling his wide collection of interviews, clips, & videos so the world can fully understand the Mothman. Proving that even disgusting, horrid, dusty yet somehow slimy creatures can live out a normal life. Well…as normal as it can be.

Written & Performed by Ariel Greenspoon
This show runs every Friday @ 9pm in February, if we can keep the monsters under control long enough.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:00 PM – Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM (CST)
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Plugged: Never Ending Comedy Contest

Six comics compete. Three judges decide. Who will win? TNM is proud to present the sell-out show The Never Ending Comedy Contest, where each month, Lane Krarup brings to stage an amazing line up of local and traveling comics, to compete with their best stand up set for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Three veteran spit-fire stand up comics act as on stage judges to decide each show’s winner, with hilarious commentary between sets. This month, the six comics will be split up into two teams, and judge each other’s sets, with the audience deciding the ultimate winner!

Not to miss – at the end of every show, Krarup and regular guest Pat Sirois freestyle rap about whatever the audience calls out! This event will sell out. Purchase tickets in advance at the link below. Once sold out there will be about 10- 15 tickets left at the front door before the show. Hosted by Lane Krarup.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, February 6, 2015 from 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM (CST)
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Plugged: Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober

1 Stage, 3 States of Conciousness, 0 Fucks Given. Choose vicely.

Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober is a standup comedy competition featuring three teams of comics that try to answer the question, What if comics got “stoned, drunk, or stayed sober then gave it their best as they perform on the edge? Coming to a city near you very soon!

Twitter.com/SvDvSComedy
Hosts: Rob Gagnon and Lisa Friedrich

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM (CST)
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Do512 Presents: Part II (Competitive Movie Sequel Pitching)

The only thing better than a good sequel is a bad sequel. The first of its kind, this show is a competition to write sequels to movies that don’t need it (which is arguably every sequel). This 3-round competition includes a prepared pitch, a pitch written on the spot by audience suggestion, and finally a surprise impromptu pitch, all culminating in a grand champion.

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM – Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:30 PM (CDT)
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Jamie Kilstein Hates Standup!

Oh shit! Jamie Kilstein’s coming back to TNM, which is always a big, fun deal!

“Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching a combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicks.” – Janeane Garofalo

Jamie has been seen on Conan, MSNBC’s Up with Chris, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Showtime’s The Green Room, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East.

He Co-Hosts Citizen Radio which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams and him and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes.” Most importantly, Glenn Beck has called him a “doofus” and “goofball” and Jonah Goldberg refuses to fight him.

Jamie was invited to The Montreal Comedy Festival, in 2007 and 2008 and brought his one man show there in 2010 after debuting it at UCB. He was a Timeout Chicago, Sydney, New York and London’s Critics Pick. He has played the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House. Before that he lived out of his car and dropped out of high school. Take that, life!

He co-hosts Citizen Radio with Allison Kilkenny (The Nation), which is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores. He has had the privilege of interviewing such distinct intellectuals as Rachel Maddow, Bad Religion, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Jeremy Scahill, Rise Against, Robin Williams, Janeane Garofalo, Moby, Sarah Silverman, Naomi Klein, Amy Goodman, Regina Spektor and more.

This year Simon and Schuster published his first book #Newsfail.
wearecitizenradio.com

The New Movement Downtown
616 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
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