STM: Back at Chicago Sketchfest 2014

photo (2)Stupid Time Machine is honored to return to the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival for the fourth year in a row.  We’ll be performing at 8pm on Jan 10th and 11th.  Get your tickets here.     The show typically sells out in pre-sale, so we recommend you get tickets asap.

Want to know what to expect?

• Here’s a Chicago Tribune article we were featured in last year.
• Here’s a sketch: 

Our entire live show will consist solely of playing this video, reading the article, and waving at the audience.  You should come.

STM @ Chicago SketchFest 2013

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Stupid Time Machine returns to Chicago SketchFest on Jan 4th and 5th.  After two years of sold-out shows at SketchFest, we’ve been moved to the festival’s biggest room, the Thrust Theater.  You should see our show.  The Chicago Reader certainly thinks so.

• 9pm, Jan 4th @ Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont)
• 9pm, Jan 5th @ Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont)

Last year, SketchFest tickets for Stupid Time Machine sold out during pre-sale.  If you’d like to see us, buy tickets in advance at

Stupid Time Machine’s recent performances include San Francisco SketchFest, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, The New York Fringe Festival, and a mainstage run at iO West.  In addition to performing sketch, the members of the group are also co-founders of The New Movement, a family of comedy theaters with locations in Austin and New Orleans.  Stupid Time Machine’s anticipated return to SketchFest this year offers Chicagoans a chance to not only view a festival favorite, but to also get a taste of the comedy renaissance that is quickly transforming the Gulf Coast into a new and unexpected frontier for comedy.

Stupid Time Machine stars Derek Dupuy, Jo Fink, Vanessa Gonzalez, CJ Hunt, and Mike Spara.   Here is what they look like live.   Here is what they look like on film.  You should see them with your eyes.

Stupid Time Machine @ NOLA Fringe

After a sold-out debut at Hell Yes Fest, our brand new sketch show The Shaming of The Truth will be staged at the New Orleans Fringe Festival this weekend.

Sat, Nov 17th @9pm
The New Movement
$8 with Fringe Pin.  $11 without.

This show will sell out.  Get here at 30-45 mins before showtime to snag a ticket.

New Video, Funny or Die, and Other Evil

Made a video, and it is currently being featured on the front page of Funny or Die. You should watch it.

Our own CJ Hunt has expanded this concept into a whole website that you should visit.  Evil, the fictional Super PAC that sponsored this campaign video features other endorsements for numerous despicable things like Pollution, War, and Todd Akin.

Stupid Time Machine @ Hell Yes Fest NOLA

Hell Yes Fest is Coming….

Every November, The New Movement NOLA produces Hell Yes Fest, the biggest comedy festival in the gulf south.  We believe that New Orleans is poised to become the next great comedy city.  And so we throw this festival brining in some of the country’s best improv sketch and stand-up and providing the stage to for outstanding local talent to be seen.  Join us in the second weekend in November for some badass comedy shows, parties, and events.

Stupid Time Machine will be at Hell Yes Fest this year giving a preview performance of their newest sketch show.  We will also be releasing a new video as part of the film festival portion of Hell Yes.  Until then, enjoy this old favorite.

STM on The

You Like It Like That?

Hey People,

STM was recently featured on  Check out the interview here in The Weekly Format.  We discuss the shittiest improv forms we’ve ever done, our dreams to one day open a Porn Barn, and our newest member, the wonderful Vanessa Gonzales.    It is she who will manage the Porn Barn.




STM @ Moontower

Yes, what you hear is true: Stupid Time Machine will be performing at the inaugural Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest.  With a line up uncannily packed with comedy heavyweights, this is going to be one badass festival.  We are happy to be a part of it.  You can catch our show Saturday, April 28th at 10:30pm at The New Movement.   Let’s do this thing.   

Extended Interview with STM

For all the heavy STM fans, mothers, and people who like reading voluminous amounts about sketch, here is Gambit’s extended interview with Stupid Time Machine.  Enjoy.

We Opened A Theater

After two years of doing shows, training students, and building our community nomad-style, our theater has finally found a permanent home.  Located in the heart of the Marigny, The New Movement now lives at 1919 Burgundy.  Check out our cover story here on the Feb edition of The Gambit Weekly.

STM fans, our videos and content will be slowing over the next couple of months as we move our focus to operating the theater.  But fear not, we’ll be back with videos and live shows real soon – this time housed in a badass new theater.  Comedy heads, you heard it called here first: New Orleans will be the next great comedy city.  Watch.     

Let’s Open a Theater this Weekend

Grand Opening: March 3rd 

Two years ago, the members of Stupid Time Machine teamed up with improvisers Chris Trew and Tami Nelson on an idea: let’s open a badass comedy theater and training center in New Orleans.   

A theater requires two things: a community and a physical location to house that community.  As we set about locating and raising money for a permanent space, we got to work building a community.  We spent two years teaching classes out of cafes and borrowed theater space, we did shows wherever we could – bars and empty screen-printing shops, we gathered  a family of badass fearless performers and students, and we even started two major comedy festivals in New Orleans.  And now, after all of that, we finally have a permanent home.

This weekend, join us in celebrating
The New Movement NOLA
1919 Burgundy Street

Thu 3/1 – Press Preview
Fri 3/2 – Friends and Family
Sat 3/3 – Open to the Public   

For a schedule of Grand Opening festivities, click here

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