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! 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 for more info on Chris and Tami OR head over to for more info about our kickass comedy theaters in Austin and New Orleans.

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Our new web series "Matt's Game Chamber" is on the internet!

This page contains most or all of the info regarding our web series entitled “Matt’s Game Chamber.” The above playlist contains every video in the series we’ve released thus far (you should watch all of them right now!). Below you will find info on the cast and crew, a constantly-updated list of press and interviews about it, as well as anything else we decide to throw at you. Read the rest of this entry »

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