Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Discover some rollicking truths with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for four comedy-show passes, valid for Comedy Beast, The Megaphone Show, and The Franchise (a $20 value)
- $15 for six comedy-show passes, valid for Comedy Beast, The Megaphone Show, and The Franchise (a $30 value)
During Comedy Beast shows at the Howlin’ Wolf Den, some of the city’s renowned standup jokesters and surprise guests aim their punch lines at laugh-hungry audiences. The Megaphone Show, held at TNM Nola every Saturday night, invites a local guest celebrity to share a few funny, true stories before an improv teams uses those details as the basis for a fast-paced, off-the-cuff set. Held at TNM Nola on Fridays, The Franchise features a rotating lineup of the venue's favorite performers, such as Stupid Time Machine and Super Computer. View the calendar here.
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.