New Level 1 Intro to Improv starts March 15 11A-1P. Sign up on line today. For more information go to our classes page.
Friday Feb 14th from 3:30PM- 6PM, Improvisation Workshop: Power-Playing the “Where”
With Ranjit Souri
Limited seating please register online with PayPal. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
In this 2.5-hour workshop, you’ll boost your environmental improvisational skills by learning about and applying these concepts:
Keys to great object work
Bending the space
Making strong and meaningful spatial choices
Using your space
Cost to participate (some improvisational training or experience required): $30 (limit 12 participants)
Cost to observe (anybody can observe): $15
Ranjit Souri is a faculty member at The Second City Training Center in Chicago, where he teaches improvisation, sketch-comedy writing, and stand-up comedy. He has performed comedy at colleges and universities throughout the USA, as well as at comedy festivals in Boston, Charleston (So. Car.), Chicago, Miami, New YorkCity, Portland (Ore.), San Francisco, and Seattle. He has co-written and performed in numerous comedy shows for the stage with Cupid Players, Paper Monkeys, Stir-Friday Night!, and Siblings of Doctors (an Indian-American comedy trio consisting of Rasika Mathur, Danny Pudi, and Ranjit Souri).Ranjit has appeared as a contributing essayist on Chicago Public Radio and Cincinnati Public Radio. His essays have also appeared in print in numerous magazines, and his essay “Fireworks and Beethoven” was named a Notable Essay in the book “The Best American Essays 2007″.
Ranjit is an ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and SAT instructor with Aardvark Prep in Chicago. He has a B.S. in Accounting
from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Columbia University, where he served as a Teaching Assistant
in Accounting and Mathematics. He has also passed the CPA exam.Since November of 2010 Ranjit has been writing and posting one new joke every day on his twitter account @DailyJokeByRanj
New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival is Feb 12th-15th. Purchase tickets online.
NOCAF is a one of a kind experience for stand up, sketch, improv, short films, and comedy scripts. It’s our top priority to get you seen by the right people and make sure you have an awesome experience. NEW ORLEANS COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL & SHOWCASE announces its 7th anniversary, presenting nationally headlining comedians.. FEBRUARY 12-15 and brought to you by Executive Producer: Yvonne Landry.
This year’s headliners are: “Neil Hamburger” from the Tom Green show, Kiss from Daddy, Siblings of Doctors, Ahmed Bharoocha, Bennie Arthur, and Mark Normand.
This festival not only offers New Orleanians a chance to see great comedy uptown at Gambit’s “best place to see comedy 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, and 2008,” but also acts as a showcase for over 30 up and coming comics from both New Orleans and around the country, to be seen by top comedy industry insiders like APA (Louis C.K.’s agent,) and 3 arts entertainment (producers of shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “It’s always sunny….”)
Ticket prices range from $10-$25 and include a pint of free beer from sponsor Nola Brewing (Must be 21 to drink.) All shows will be held at La Nuit Comedy Theater at 5039 Freret St, across from Dat Dog.
This is the 13th comedy festival produced by owner, Yvonne Landry. You never know who will show up at La Nuit. Last year’s festival brought out Zach Galafainakis and MTV with “Trishelle” from the real world both in the audience. Just this fall, Robin Williams showed up to watch a show at La Nuit. This festival is the place to see and be seen in the world of comedy.
VARIETY SHOW – THIS FRIDAY (AUG 23) @ 10PM – OPEN MIC SIGN UP!
A local variety show you won’t want to miss, featuring the sketch comedy production of She Left Her Sanity at the Lakeside Mall. Entrance and sign up for open mic is FREE. Get your drinks from The Other Bar and bring them on in!
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Jen Kober’s Homegrown Comedy Show on Friday, 7/26 and Saturday 7/27. Ticket available online.
Originally from Lake Charles, LA, Jen Kober has bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh.
See Jen Now…
…on The Mindy Project on FOX
…on Standup in Stilettos hosted by Kate Flannery
…On Anger Management on F/X with Charlie Sheen
…In the upcoming film Grudge Match with Robert DeNiro
…In the feature film Paranoia opening Aug 16 with
Richard Dreyfus, Harrison Ford & Liam Hemsworth
Found Footage Festival
March 14, 10 PM
March 15, 10 PM
$10 in advance online
$12 at door
The Found Footage Festival is a live show/screening featuring clips from odd and hilarious VHS tapes we’ve found at thrift stores across thecountry. It’s hosted in person by myself and Joe Pickett and we play over 100 shows a year across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, drawing an average of 100-300 per show. We’ve been touring for eight years and had a sold out show at Chalmette Movies last year. This year, our New Orleans appearance will be part of a weeklong festival of New York arts in NOLA sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, so we expect to get a lot of press attention for our return. You can read more about the show in the L.A. Times and The Onion A.V. Club. We were also interviewed in the New York Times a few months ago and on Jimmy Kimmel Live in August.
Joey Cocoa Diaz Live at La Nuit
March 8, 10:00 PM
March 10, 8:00 PM
A third show will be added if necessary on March 10 at 10:00 PM
Tickets: $20 at the Door
Joey “CoCo” Diaz is a Cuban-American stand-up comedian and actor known for his recurring role as Joey on the TV series My Name is Earl, as well as in movies such as The Longest Yard and Taxi. His subsequent roles include the 2009 TV movie The Dog Who Saved Christmas, and 2011 appearances in “Scarlet Ribbons”, an episode of The Mentalist and the film Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.
Boobs and Goombas a Super Mario Bros Burlesque
March 9th @10 PM
Oh-a-no! Mario and Luigi have become so perpetually frustrated by their endless pursuit of the Princess that everything they see has started to look like a beautiful, sexy woman– even their most dangerous enemies! This sexy burlesque tribute is a send-up of the famous Mario Bros. video games. Join us to discover whether the world’s most adventurous plumbers will finally rescue the Princess and consummate years of amorous toil, or be seduced along the way by their alluring enemies. Don’t forget to bring a few “coins” (or dollars) for tips… If the cast collects enough coins along the way, the audience will unlock the alternate ending!!!
Ages 18 and over only. Duration: approximately 60 minutes.
This is the final performance of Boobs and Goombas.
Tickets can be purchased in advance here:
Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans will become, from Wednesday to Jan. 18, a capital of comedy, a hub where local and regional talent get a shot at connecting with national and international industry insiders. And they’ll be putting on a great show in the process.
It’s the fifth New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Showcase, founded by New Orleans comedy maven Yvonne Landry. Held at her La Nuit Comedy Theater — “The only live theater in Uptown,” Landry likes to say — the festival is a hotbed for new and established talent. This year it features headliners Neil Hamburger, Nick Vatterot and Ashley Barnhill.
“People can expect just great standup comedy,” Landry said. “These are shows where you can come, relax, enjoy and laugh your head off.”
It’s en vogue to use words like “emerging” to describe areas of New Orleans like the arts and entertainment strip that is Freret Street between Jefferson and Napoleon avenues, but it might be more accurate to say Freret has
“When La Nuit opened, we were all alone out here,” Landry said. “It was us and the abandoned gas station across the street. But now Dat Dog is where the gas station was, and dozens of restaurants and bars and shops are all around us within walking distance.”
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