Comedy Uprising is TNM’s youth division and works to provide all aspects of comedy education to youth ages 11-18. We offer Improv, Sketch Writing, Sketch to Film, and Stand-up Comedy workshops, as well as performance opportunities throughout the year. We will not only help develop their funny but also their listening skills, the importance of team work, and the opportunity to create in a safe positive environment when they need it the most.
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Austin Comedy Uprising
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I'm Roy Lazorwitz! Born and raised in New Jersey and have always aspired to be a writer and performer. I've been writing sketches and movies since I was 11, even writing and directing my own play in the 8th grade. I moved to New York when I was 22 to pursue such a dream and while I may not have seen the success I dreamt of, I was able to write and produce a feature-length film and two shorts, and I wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a sketch variety show called "Anything On Tv With Jeff and Royster'' with my partner and best friend Redd Jefferson. I moved to Austin in January where I got involved with The New Movement and have since become a Producer and host of the weekly show Knockout! I also am part of the sketch group Stranger Party and am coordinator and teacher of the "Chamber St. Writers," a weekly writers workshop that focuses on character development.
Nola Comedy Uprising
Comedy Uprising Takeover: Late Afternoon
Friday, May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets: $8 online/$10 @ door
Kids and teens are the demographic most in-tune with pop culture and they have the most interesting observations about what’s going on in our world. Why not give them an hour-long show to chat about it?
TNM’s Comedy Uprising presents "Late Afternoon," a talk show parody written, staged, and performed by local young comedians, ages 11 to 18. Come watch Comedy Uprising performers send up late night tropes and prove that adults really don’t know what they are doing.
Writers Room for "Late Afternoon" w/Maggie Ritchie
12pm to 2pm Sundays beginning April 9 (skip Easter Sunday & Mother’s Day)
Cost: $5 coaching fee per session
Does your child have unique observations on our world? Do you often hear him or her say something that you think would be perfect in a late night show? Comedy Uprising has a unique opportunity for kids and teens ages 11 to 19 to write, stage, and perform in a talk show format.
From crafting the monologue to performing in the show’s segments, young comedians will collaborate in a safe, positive space to build their self-esteem. For a few hours over a few weekends under the guidance of local comedians with a wealth of knowledge and education experience, kids and teens will learn how to create jokes and characters, develop comedic game, and understand and implement the basics of successful sketch comedy.
This writer’s room culminates in the above unique performance opportunity at the nerve center of New Orleans comedy - The New Movement.
Looking for a super cool way to spend your time this summer? Want the world to know how truly funny you are? Come to The New Movement this summer to develop your funny at our Comedy Uprising Summer Camp! Collaboration in a safe, positive space will build each student's self-esteem as producers, writers, and performers. Our summer camps culminate in unique performance opportunities at the nerve center of New Orleans comedy - The New Movement.
JUNE CAMPS - 3 weeks! 3 comedy styles!
June camp rates: $300 for one week, $500 for two weeks, and $700 for three weeks
WEEK 1: Stand-up Comedy Camp
June 12-16 (9am - 4pm, performance June 16 @ 6pm)
Kids and teens are astute observers of the world and have much to say about it. Enable your child to tap into his or her sense of humor and storytelling abilities through Comedy Uprising's Stand-up Comedy Camp. For one week under the guidance of local comedians with a wealth of knowledge and education experience, kids and teens will learn how to turn their personal experiences and unique perspectives into comedy routines. Stand-up comedy is also an exceptional vehicle for improving self-confidence and public speaking.
WEEK 2: Sketch Writing and Performance Camp
June 19-23 (9am - 4pm, performance June 23 @ 6pm)
Enhance your child's vocabulary, creativity, expressiveness, and natural creative talents with Comedy Uprising's Sketch Writing and Performance Camp. For one week under the guidance of local comedians with a wealth of knowledge and education experience, kids and teens will learn how to craft characters, develop comedic game, and understand and implement the basics of successful sketch comedy.
WEEK 3: Sketch to Film Camp
June 26-30 (9am - 4pm, performance June 30 @ 6pm)
Enhance your child's visual creativity, expressiveness, and natural creative talents with Comedy Uprising's Sketch to Film Camp. For one week under the guidance of local comedians with a wealth of knowledge and education experience, kids and teens will learn how to take a sketch from paper to film, including writing, storyboarding, and cinematography. They will also learn how to use their sketched media to promote themselves.
July camp rate: $300 (aftercare movie & dinner @ 5pm until the show for opt-in at a $15 a day)
Improv Training Camp
July 24-28 (10am - 5pm, performance every day @ 7pm)
Give your child an outlet for his or her sense of humor and improve his or her skills in active listening along with verbal and non-verbal communication. Kids and teens who take Comedy Uprising’s Improv Training Camp will learn how to craft characters and comedic game to perform on stage with a group of their peers. For one week under the guidance of local comedians with a wealth of knowledge and education experience, students will develop their confidence, open-mindedness, quick thinking, expressiveness, and problem-solving. Collaboration in a safe, positive space will help them become more flexible, engaging, and observant.
Know a talented youth who belongs onstage? Have him/her hone their gift with our Comedy Uprising classes! #TNMkidscamp
Hey y'all, I'm Amber Loftis! I have been doing theatre since the age of 14 because theatre is awesome and I can't get enough. My goal in life is to provide incredible arts education to the future leaders of my community. Comedy Uprising is one of the ways I am making that goal a reality! I received my BFA in Theatre Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, which means I went to college to be a theatre teacher. I have been an arts educator for 7 years in Austin, TX and now here in New Orleans. You can see me do improv with Moon Heist and Bechdel at The New Movement, and dancing with The Star-Steppin' Cosmonaughties during parade season.
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In order to make our programming accessible to students of all income levels, we offer Comedy Uprising scholarships.
In the future, we hope these scholarships will be created in part with grant funding, but at our current stage, our scholarships are funded entirely out-of-pocket from the theater and by the generous donations of our supporters who think kids and comedy make a good combo.The cost of a full scholarship is $300, but you can donate anything you'd like. We're attempting to raise enough to offer six full scholarships, but we're happy with whatever you can afford to give.
Wanna help? Cool. We accept donations via Venmo @ 'TheNewMovement' or Paypal us @paypal.me/thenewmovement. Let’s team up on this and make these kids feel like rock stars!