Company Info

Studio 8 is a unique entertainment company that produces a wide variety of scripted programming, live shows, comedy festivals, and everything in between. As a production company, Studio 8 is responsible for all sorts of original web programming, promotional series, and videos for brands, products, and other clients, including: Machinima’s The Tommy Wi-Show web series, Comedy Central’s TV pilot The House That Drips Blood on Alex, as well as commercials/content for Intel, AT&TMattel, MusicShake, Bikini Zone, American Eagle, and Break.com.

Our video work has been featured on Comedy Central’s AtomTV (5 times), Oxygen Network’s Bad Girls Club (2 episodes), the front page of YouTube, FunnyorDie, CollegeHumor, Cracked, SpikeTV, Huffington Post, Gothamist, Salon, Nerdist, Buzzfeed, and into the darkest, furthest reaches of the internet. We were also semi-finalists in YouTube’s Sketchies 2 Contest and the 2008 MTV Movie Awards Spoof Contest. Our music video “Fuck This City” was a finalist in the 2008 SXSW Click Film Fest and was chosen as an official selection for the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. Studio 8 has collaborated on projects with various web and TV personalities and groups such as Fred Armisen, Tommy Wiseau, Joey Greco, Jennette McCurdy, Liam Kyle Sullivan, Tay Zonday, Carson Daly, and iJustine.

Studio 8 also operates The New Movement, two critically-acclaimed improv and sketch theaters in Austin and New Orleans, training an ever-growing army of comedians to spread comedy all over the world in the form of touring shows, video production, festival appearances, and an infinity of other productions.

We have also produced and performed in all kinds of shows at various festivals – HellYesFest, SXSW, NYC SketchFest, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival Showcase, The Dirty South Improv Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Frontera Fest, the Del Close Marathon in NYC, and the Phoenix, Chicago, and Toronto Improv Festivals, among many others. For the past 5 years, Studio 8 and Drafthouse Films have co-produced the wildly successful live touring comedy show The Air Sex Championships.

Studio 8’s first feature-length documentary Air Sex: The Movie will be released in early 2015. Also in 2015, this website will be completely redesigned to become the online comedy portal for all the videos, podcasts, articles, and other fun projects created by talent homegrown at The New Movement in Austin and New Orleans. It’s going to be great.

The Dudes Who Run Studio 8

Chris Trew

Chris Trew – Co-Owner | Head Writer | Music | Producer/Actor

Chris Trew founded Studio8.net at LSU in 1999. Now, he lives in New Orleans where he runs Studio 8’s live theaters and comedy training centers, The New Movement. He’s won tons of awards for his improv and has performed at almost every major comedy festival in North America. His nerdcore hip-hop act, Terp 2 it, was named Best Rapper in Austin and recently released his third album, “Half Man/Half Beard.” He’s also a professional wrestling manager for Anarchy Championship Wrestling and Inspire Pro Wrestling.

Brock LaBorde

Brock LaBorde – Co-Owner | Head Writer | Webmaster | Director/Editor/Producer/Actor

Brock writes. He also does everything else. He has written and produced hours of sketch comedy, tons of commercials and ad campaigns, countless short films, a few comedy albums, lots of humorous articles, two books, and plenty of feature-length and TV scripts. Currently, Brock is writing his third book, producing Air Sex: The Movie, and living as yet another drop in the piss-bucket of Hollywood’s TV & film industry. As a sketch performer and improviser, he has played on stages all across America. Brock is represented by Alan Siegel Entertainment.

Contact Information

Studio 8 in LA
Brock LaBorde
225-278-2032
brocklaborde@gmail.com

Studio 8 in Austin/New Orleans
Chris Trew
225-938-8242
christrew@gmail.com

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