$65 for Intro to Improv Classes with The Megaphone: Nola

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  • Long-form improv
  • Free shows when enrolled
  • Ooze confidence

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Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $65, you get eight weeks of intro to improv classes (a $150 value) from The Megaphone: NOLA. Classes will be held at The Shadowbox Theatre.

Headed by the Stupid Time Machine troupe, Chris Trew, Tami Nelson, Clay Barton, and Amanda Austin, The Megaphone: NOLA teaches performers or non-performers the nooks and crannies of improv. Level 1 improv classes provide comedy-hopefuls or life-wallflowers with the building blocks to perform long-form improvisation, a scenic style of improv that, unlike short-form, does not rely on wearing realistic-looking Pat Boone masks. The instructors squeeze out as much performance time as possible from each class-rag and encourage students to see free shows (a perk of being enrolled in classes), ensuring that students pick up the craft quickly and potentially land a role in Fringe, an improvised sitcom on FOX.

Classes are held Monday–Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11 to 1 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m., and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The New Movement

Dubbed a “powerhouse of comedy” by the Austin Chronicle, The New Movement unleashes a dizzying number of comedy shows that belie the institution’s young age. Founded in 2009 by improvisers Chris Trew and Tami Nelson, the theater and conservatory has already established itself in two cities, training fledgling performers in the art of the extemporaneous by inspiring them to take comedic risks on stage, whether it’s connecting emotionally with a character or performing actual surgery. Whether or not the performers are costumed or bearing props, they aim to create a fully realized world on stage through grounded situations and elegant but always creative transitions between scenes.

Customer Reviews

Great time! It was my boyfriend's bday and we had a blast. He went on stage and his friend who came along is very interested in training with the new movement group now. Amazing show and we can wait to go again!
Allie S. · March 26, 2013
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    East Carrollton

    8123 Oak St.

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    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

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    New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

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