The New Movement The New Movement

The New Movement

The New Movement is a professional comedy theater and training center with a home in Austin and two locations taking root in New Orleans and Houston. The theater was founded in Austin by Chris Trew and Tami Nelson when Hurricane Katrina forced them from their home in New Orleans. Since then, they've returned to New Orleans and teamed up with Stupid Time Machine to build a theater there. The New Movement believes that the Gulf Coast can be the next great frontier in comedy outside of Chicago, New York, and LA. And so, in addition to badass shows and classes we do a bunch of cool things • We a make films with our LA-based production company (appearing several times on Comedy Central in 2010) • We produce the invitation-only Hell Yes Comedy Festival (New Orleans in Nov; Austin in Apr) • We run Lowlights Magazine&blog • We run - improv theory blog • We run the NOLA44 sports blog • We send our performers on national tours whenever we can Check us out