Fringe Fest @ TNM

The New Movement presents a week of programming as part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Each night of Fringe (Nov. 20th-23rd) we will bring you unique TNM shows at both 8 and 10pm. You will find sketch comedy, live cartoon comedy, silent improv, and much more. Come spend your Fringe with us and see comedy push the boundaries.


All tickets are $8 with a Fringe button. $11 without a Fringe button.

Our 8pm shows are collectively called Sketched!  These shows feature live sketch comedy from performers at The New Movement.  Our 10pm shows are part of TNM’s Comedy Lab.  This is where we put our experimental comedic shows for Fringe.

Wednesday, Nov. 20th

8pm – rude. & Vanessa Gonzalez


rude. is Colleen Allerton and Lauren LaBorde, who met in a sketch writing class at The New Movement and through their love of messy reality TV heroines, excessive white wine consumption, and varying degrees of feminism forged a bond on and off stage that is “real fun to watch” (said some guy once). Together they created the viral video “My Purse, My Choice,” which received over 400,000 views and was featured on MSNBC, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times and your mother’s Facebook page. NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS is a multimedia sketch show exploring what happens when women stop being polite and start being people.


I Don’t Know Words is a solo sketch show written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez. Vanessa has always had trouble finding the right words so she found that the best way to get her point across is through characters, absurdity and songs. The show will be making it’s Fringe Festival debut in New Orleans.

10pm – The Real Chris Trew


A special Fringe edition of The Real Chris Trew Show is coming your way! A towering pixilated figure appears on a jumbotron screen. The voice of some mid-90’s chanteuse chokes the air and from behind a curtain of pyrotechnics, the human form of this man emerges. It is The Real Chris Trew. Anything can and will happen.

Thursday, Nov. 21st

8pm – Stupid Time Machine


Fringe Fest veterans and nationally touring sketch group Stupid Time Machine is back with a brand new sketch comedy show. Come check out what STM has been working on. Each year Stupid Time Machine brings you a new hour long show that explores everything you are afraid to laugh about.  Last year this show sold out at Fringe Festival show. Make sure to get there early.

10pm – Quiet on the Set


Join some of New Orleans’ best comedians as they put on one of New Orleans’ most captivating and unique shows. Quiet on the Set is The New Movement’s own silent improv show and it is now featured as a part of the incredible New Orleans Fringe Festival. It’s the show that has to be seen to be heard.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22nd and 23rd

8pm (Fri. and Sat.) – Drunktoons

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In 2011, Drunktoons debuted what we’re pretty sure was the world’s first LIVE CARTOON SKETCH COMEDY show. For 2013, we’re debuting the world’s first LIVE CARTOON SKETCH COMEDY show about PRINCESSES! In a show that most sober people think is physically impossible, Drunktoons allows the audience to watch character actors perform the voices of hysterical (poorly) animated shorts, Big Easy style (while drinking.) The fairytale themed “Once upon a Drunktoons” proves that while Disney princesses maybe (much) prettier, Drunktoons Princesses make significantly healthier life choices.

10pm (Fri. and Sat.) – Conversations with Body Language : A Silent Sketch Comedy Show


A silent sketch comedy show from the brain of Mike Spara and friends. No words, no boundaries. “A visual mixtape.” “That feeling you get from eating cotton candy. Because, of course, cotton candy is magic.” This show sold out back in August, so get your tickets early.

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