A new Studio8.net is coming...

We’re redesigning our website from the ground up to integrate it with loads of fresh comedic content from our comedy theaters, The New Movement, so bear with us as everything you see gets blown to pieces and rebuilt in epic fashion.

In the meantime, we’re expanding our location in New Orleans into a bigger space that will become a hive of creativity. Below is our Kickstarter campaign for that and you can snag some sweet rewards if you donate to it. And if you can’t donate, feel free to share this with anyone you know who likes art, New Orleans, improv, sketch, stand-up, comedy in general, people, fun, joy, or donating money to people who think about comedy 24 hours a day.

Thanks for all of your support! We’ve got big things in the works and you’re in for some damn treats.

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Two new merch items just arrived!

Studio 8′s store just got a little more crowded and cool with 2 brand new fun merchandise items!

Improv Wins-WebCover

First up, it’s our 3rd book – Improv Wins! This is an improv comedy textbook written by Studio 8 founder Chris Trew and his wife Tami Nelson, who also both founded The New Movement, our improv theaters in Austin and New Orleans. It’s a fun, informative read with stories, illustrations, examples, and quizzes to help you become a funnier person on- and off-stage. We even offer it at a discounted rate for TNM students and alumni!


Focus Up Shirt

The second item is a new tshirt featuring the popular “Focus Up” catchphrase of indie wrestling manager ChrisTrew.biz! We’ve printed up a limited quantity of these, so get ‘em while they’re piping hot.


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We're making a documentary about Air Sex!

The Air Sex World Championships is one of my favorite live shows to be a part of.

For the past few years, I’ve judged it, I’ve watched it, I’ve toured with it all over America.

For some reason, though, I’ve never competed in it. Maybe because I’m too much of a wienie. Or maybe it’s because I’m a writer and that makes me more of a voyeur in life. I like to watch things and then make snarky comments about them to my friends (which is why I make a PERFECT Air Sex judge!).

Have no clue what Air Sex is or what I’m talking about? Check out this nifty little video from our Kickstarter page and then read on.

We all clear now about what Air Sex is? It’s kinda like karaoke, except you pretend to have sex with imaginary people/things. Cool. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chris and Tami's New Web Show Is Here!

Studio 8/TNM founders Chris Trew and Tami Nelson have a fun new show that turns their awesome live improv scenes into fully-produced fancy short videos.

Chris and Tami do a monthly 2-person, hour-long improv show at our comedy theater, The New Movement, in New Orleans. They film those shows in front of a live audience, then pick out their favorite scene from each show, develop and re-work it, making it funnier and tighter and cooler. Then they shoot that re-worked scene and debut it at the beginning of their next show the following month.

So now we’re releasing this as a monthly web series called “Scene/Rescene” that allows you to watch the original improvised scene, then click over and watch the revised version of that scene. How neat is that?

Real fucking neat.

Below is a playlist with all of the Chris and Tami episodes released thus far.

Be sure to check out www.ChrisAndTami.com for more info on Chris and Tami OR head over to www.TNMComedy.com for more info about our kickass comedy theaters in Austin and New Orleans.

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