Sunday, Nov 30th, Two WorkShops with Rich Talarico




Rich is an Emmy Nominated and Peabody Award Winning writer and Co-Producer for Comedy Central’s KEY & PEELE. Rich is also a staff writer for Comedy Central’s REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL. Previously, Rich wrote for MAD TV, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO. A 22-year improv veteran, Rich studied with Stephen Colbert, Charna Halpern & Del Close. Rich trained & performed at the Second City, Chicago and iO (Improv Olympic), Chicago. Rich has led his ‘The Way Of Improv’ Workshop in San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Chapel Hill, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles & NYC. Rich performs regularly at iO West Theater, Los Angeles and at festivals and theaters all over the US with his improv group DASARISKI.

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Take away the pressure of having to think up the entire premise of your scene before you initiate. That’s not improv, that’s invention.

Improv is about cooperation and discovery. Abandon the “flame thrower method” of starting a scene. Learn the “two-sticks rubbing together method” to light the fire of character and scenic discovery. Walk the plotless path.  ”We don’t serve plot, plot serves us.”  Students learn to focus on “Who” and “Where” so “What” simply appears.

Meditations and group mind exercises will help you realize that everything that happens on stage is an obstacle or an opportunity, the choice is yours.

Sunday 11/30/14 Improv Workshop with Rich Talarico $50 12P-2PM:

In this one day workshop, Rich Talarico will take you through some helpful exercises for the brainstorming and pitching processes in sketch comedy. Learn how to take your ideas from conception to an undeniable pitch. We’ll also focus on how to contribute in the writer’s room.


Sunday 11/30/14 Writing WorkShop $120 3:30PM-6:30PM:

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Article about ComedySportz NOLA in today’s Times Pic!

The whole family can cheer on ComedySportz teams at La Nuit Comedy Theater

Thank You!

La Nuit Comedy Theater and NOLA Comedy was once again voted as “The Best Place to See Comedy” for 2014 in The Gambit’s annual “Best Of New Orleans” readers survey.

Summer Intensive, July 14-18th

Spend a week this summer in the study of comedy! July 14-18. Improv instructors: Yvonne Landry and Robin Johnstone; Stand up/writing instructors: Todd Grove and Skip Guidry.

Classes will be from 9-3 with a lunch break. $300.

Stand-up Comedy Class, starts Thursday May 22nd 6-8 PM

Stand-up Comedy

- Stand up comedy requires dedication and stage time. Their is no recipe for success, save for being unique and speaking from whom you want to be. This class is about helping you find your voice.

Instructor: Todd Grove

Prerequisites: None

Date/Time: Starts Monday May 22nd @6pm-8pm

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Comedy Armageddon, May 3rd @ 10 PM

Comedy Armageddon @ La Nuit Comedy Theater, May 3rd @ 10 PM. Purchase tickets on PayPal, today.

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New Level 1 Intro to Improv starts March 15 11A-1P

New Level 1 Intro to Improv starts March 15 11A-1P. Sign up on line today. For more information go to our classes page.

New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival 2014 Tickets

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Friday Feb 14th Improvisation Workshop: Power-Playing the “Where” With Ranjit Souri

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
Visual score


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, Feb 12-15th

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.