New Movement Theater Announces Champs For Charity Improv Battle

This November and December, The New Movement Theater hosts the inaugural Champs for Charity comedy troupe competition, all to raise money for local nonprofits.

The contestants are comprised of eight champions in the Theater’s Knockout weekly comedy show, each of whom will perform on selected Mondays. Now in its third year, TNM’s Knockout provides local comedians the opportunity to test new improv groups, sketches, game shows, and other creative concepts in a supportive environment.

At Champs for Charity, two troupes of improvisors will face off before the audience votes for its favorite team. The winner will then claim the purse for a chosen charity.

“We hope people come every week and support the troupes and their chosen nonprofits because the only thing that feels better than laughing is helping the community,” said The New Movement’s o-founder and local comedian, Chris Trew. “The New Movement and its performers are involved in improving our cities in meaningful ways, and this event is a natural extension of those efforts.”

Shows are at 9:30 pm at The New Movement Theater at 2706 St. Claude Avenue, and the seven-week event schedule is as follows:

November 6
Blackheart performing for New Orleans Family Justice Center
Damn Your Sensible Pants performing for Friends of the Lafitte Greenway

Semi-final on December 4

November 13
Dope Sofa performing for Youth Run Nola
Special Features performing for St. Baldricks

Semi-final on December 4

November 20
Bechdel performing for Covenant House
Live Girls performing for New Orleans Abortion Fund

Semi-final on December 11

November 27
Catfish performing for LASPCA
Horses? Horses! Performing for St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program

Semi-final on December 11

Tickets for the quarter and semi-final events are $10 with net proceeds split between the local nonprofit organizations based upon the show’s voting results. The final on December 18 will be $15 per entry.

The Hell Yes Fest, another comedy event organized by New Movement Theater, is running November 15-19. Find out more here.