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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.

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.     

Hell Yes Fest Comes to New Orleans

HELL YES FEST: New Orleans Comedy Week (11/9 – 11/12)

It’s here, folks.  Hell Yes Fest has touched down in New Orleans.

Beginning on Weds, Nov 9th, Hell Yes Fest will bring New Orleans four days of non-stop comedy including local talent and national fame from NYC, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, The New Movement, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and iO.   Held each year in Austin in April and New Orleans in November, Hell Yes Fest seeks out some of the nations most talented comedians, improvisers, and sketch groups, and brings them to our respective badass cities for four days of greatness.  The concept is simple: There is no call for submissions. There is no selection committee. There is only awesome comedy shows and parties. Hell Yes.
For more info on performers, visit:

You can catch Stupid Time Machine performing in Hell Yes Fest’s Thursday night improv mini-marathons.  8pm @ The Shadowbox Theater.

Megaphone Night, Weds April 13th

Classes Now Enrolling: Get on this

Dear people,
You have been patiently waiting, and now your time has come: The New Movement (TNM Nola) is currently enrolling its next level one improv class set to begin at the end of the month. The class is filling up quickly, so contact us to reserve your spot. Tami Nelson at: or (504) 302 8264

Sample the goods: Improv Zero, free class on April 13th

Weds, April 13th (7-10pm) at the Shadowbox Theater (2400 St. Claude Ave)

We get it: taking an improv class seems totally nerve racking. That’s why once a month we offer Improv Zero, a free introduction to improv class at TNM! On Wednesday, April 13th come out to Megaphone Night, a 3 hour improv extravaganza featuring Improv zero, and some other great opportunities to learn, play, and watch quality improv comedy.

At 7pm: join Improv Zero, a free intro to improv class designed for anyone with an imagination.

At 8pm: stay for The Shootaround, an informal improv jam where anyone and everyone can play.

At 9pm: Watch our trademark show, the Megaphone Show. An all star cast of TNM improvisers is joined by a special guest storyteller.

This show’s special guest is the Notorious B.E.M., Ben Mintz. Writer and lover extraordinaire, Ben has captured our hearts as the Editor of the NOLA Defender. With the tag line “Blood. Alcohol. Content”, the NOLA Defender is a powerhouse online daily paper, bringing you the sharpest coverage in New Orleans news and culture. With their mix of events coverage, music and theater reviews, searing editorial and original columns like “Ask Dead Huey Long,” the NOLA Defender is better than anything we’ve ever seen on paper, and perhaps the dopest New Orleans alt daily yet to sprout. Come see Ben, and check out the NOLA Defender at

Click here to see more of the NOLA defender goodness

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Click here to see pics from last Megaphone Night

January Classes with TNM

Level 1 Improv Classes Now Registering

Next class begins:
Sat, Jan 22 (4-6pm)

Ever wanted to take an improv class?  Well now is your chance good sir/madame.

This January, The New Movement (NOLA) opens its latest round of Level One Improv classes.

Designed for anyone and everyone with an imagination, this 8-week course introduces participants to the basic concepts of long-form improv comedy.  Unlike the stylized improv “games” that have become popular on TV shows like Whose Line is it Anyway?, our instruction focuses on creating scenes and short plays out of thin air.

When playing with strangers is not dangerous

We believe students learn best by doing.  Thus, our classes are devoted to giving students the stage time they need to hone their skills, explore the unexplored, and create wonderful things from scratch.  Whether you are a looking to get into comedy, hone your performance skills, or simply to live more spontaneously, you will dig what you find at The New Movement.


While there is no more room in our Monday class (beginning Jan 3rd), there is still plenty of room in our next class beginning Saturday, January 22nd. This class will meet on Saturdays from 4-6pm at Fairgrinds Coffeehouse (upstairs).

Register now to reserve your spot.  To register contact Tami Nelson at or call us at (504) 302-8264.

For more info on classes with TNM Nola, click here.

Students perform in a level 1 graduation show. You too can look this cool.



STM presents: All Beepers Go to Heaven

To all you handsome strangers who make the weekly pilgrimage to our Tuesday improv shows, to all who packed the audience in the frosty New Orleans winter to see our first sketch show, “Love in the Time of Swine Flu.”  To those who trekked to see us at the New York Fringe this summer, and those who came out see our Halloween show “Sunlights for Suckers”.  To all you eagerly awaiting the next big thing from STM…

We are proud to announce: it is here.  We present to you our latest sketch show…

Show Times:
Thu, 11/18 – 11:00 pm
Fri, 11/19 – 11:00 pm
Sat, 11/20 – 11:00 pm

In a world where we find love online, and define friendship through Facebook, comedy group Stupid Time Machine asks, has human contact become obsolete?  Taking aim at society’s obsession with shiny gadgets, All Beepers is a loving tribute to Nintendo’s, Zach Morris Cell Phones, Grandmas and everything else we once loved but have no current use for.

Presented as part of the 2010 New Orleans International Fringe Festival, this technology inspired show is for everyone from hard-core tech nerds, to computer illiterate parents, to any prodigy who has ever miraculously fixed a Nintendo cartridge by blowing on it.  Come one come all (assuming you are 18 or older).

Tickets: $8 (Available at the door) Click here to purchase tickets online.

Fringe Button: $3 (Available at door and all other Fringe shows)
To fund the festival, Fringe requires all show-goers to buy a button as admission into the festival.


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