FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS

SOUTHWEST BERKELEY IMPROV FEST

FEBRUARY – AUSTIN

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The New Movement is excited to pay homage to the father of modern improv, Del Close, in a special weekend dedicated to the format he created, the Harold. On a visit to Austin in the 70’s Del said the city was “The Berkeley of the Southwest.” So for one weekend the best Harold groups in Austin as well as a handful of visiting acts take over the programming at TNM.


 

COMEDY UNDERGROUND

MARCH – AUSTIN

Why do people love Austin? Find out at TNM's Comedy Underground, our FREE 3 day comedy + music event featuring some of the city's best local talent and sponsors! During this unofficial SXSW event, artists from all over the country perform & celebrate all the things that make Austin great.


 

THE MEGAPHONE MARATHONS

JULY – AUSTIN + NEW ORLEANS

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Everfest called Megaphone Marathons one of the Top 12 Comedy Festivals, but it's also a kickass intensive,family reunion-like party, and TNM's official anniversary as a theater. And it's two damn weeks long, so if you like what we're doing in Austin in Week 1, follow us to New Orleans for Week 2 and do it all over again (differently) in another great city, amongst another great comedy community. TNMers journey to perform in their brother and sister cities - filling their days with workshops and intensives and filling their nights with showcases of all the best past, present, and future TNM shows. Everybody wins!


 

HELL YES FEST

OCTOBER – NEW ORLEANS

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Hell Yes Fest is the biggest comedy event in the Gulf South. The best established and up and coming standup comedians, sketch, and improv comedy groups descend upon New Orleans every October. There is a call for submissions, so you can be part of the magic! Follow Hell Yes Fest on Twitter here.