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    Watch the improv all-stars of Austin, The Known Wizards, headline this improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input. You say it, we play it–like magic!
    Sunday, May 12th, 2019
    Improv 301 & Improv Singing 301 Graduations & The Known Wizards!
    8pm Show featuring:

    Improv 301 – Merlin Works short-form students show off their skills by performing improv games inspired by audience suggestions!
    Improv Singing 301 — Our improv singers perform a full-length musical based on audience suggestions!
    Merlin Works faculty troupe The Known Wizards rounds out the evening with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot. You say it, they play it—like magic!
    On ZACH’s 130-seat Whisenhunt Stage (1510 Toomey Road)
    Metered parking on site at ZACH
    Tickets $10.

      Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? RSVP for this free class and you’ll get a sample of our style and see how far you can develop your improv skills in just a few weeks, as we play fun, fast-paced games. This class is for those who want to learn how to think faster on their feet, be more spontaneous and in-the-moment, reconnect with their creativity, be more confident speaking in public and just have more fun! You’ll get a sample of our style as we make up songs with a live musical improviser. It’s like karaoke, but you make up your own words! You don’t need to be a great singer, you just need to enjoy singing.

        Want to test the water before you decide to take the plunge? RSVP for this free class and you’ll get a sample of our style and see how far you can develop your improv skills in just a few weeks, as we play fun, fast-paced games. This class is for those who want to learn how to think faster on their feet, be more spontaneous and in the moment, reconnect with their creativity, be more confident speaking in public and just have more fun! You’ll get a sample of our style as we make up songs with a live musical improviser. It’s like karaoke, but you make up your own words! You don’t need to be a great singer, you just need to enjoy singing.

          The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

          Don’t miss him LIVE at The Paramount Theatre of Austin on March 22nd!

            Watch the improv all-stars of Austin, The Known Wizards, headline this improv comedy showcase with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot based on audience input. You say it, we play it–like magic!

            8pm Show featuring:

            Improv 301 graduation – Our graduates from the lower-level program perform in their first show as a group and show off all their newly acquired improv skills playing improv games based on audience suggestion!
            Improv Singing 601 — Our inaugural graduating class from the upper-level singing program! A full-length improvised musical!
            Merlin Works faculty troupe The Known Wizards rounds out the evening with spontaneous scenes, hilarious games, surprisingly good songs, and fantastic stories all made up on the spot. You say it, they play it—like magic!
            On ZACH’s 230-seat Kleberg Stage (1421 W. Riverside Dr.)
            Metered parking on site at ZACH
            Tickets $10.

            Hands down I had one of the best nights of my year last night. I am not really into comedy clubs or shows because I never think to go but a blog follower suggested I check out The New Movement in East Austin and it was hilarious, I do not remember the last time I laughed that much.

            I had no idea what to expect, it really is a little hole in the wall that could be easy to miss. Once the night got started they had my friends and I laughing all night. Very East Austin feel – exactly something that someone who is looking for a unique part of Austin culture need to try out because this is Austin, East Austin! It is exactly what everyone loves about East Austin, their appreciation of the arts, that quirky feel.

            I have never seen an improv comedy show so the whole experience was new to me but it was great – the cast was so talented and creative, hats off to them.  

            It is not really advertised but it is BYOB – I did not know that getting there but there is a gas station so we managed to get a few cold ones before the start – everything is a little more funny after a cold one. None the less the BYOB was great, we did not pay to get in and free parking so we had a great Wednesday night completely FREE! Those looking for a full night can take a class and watch a show talk about a package deal all free.

            On Wednesday nights at 7:00 they offer Free Improv Classes, followed by two free shows.

            Tonight – they offer an Open Mic Night for $2.00. This is an anything goes show featuring whoever shows up at 9:00 to sign up for a time slot. Anything goes – standup, music, character monologues, poems, sketches, video, anything!

            For more information on the classes they offer and other shows visit their website. As far as anything involving inprov comedy in Austin, this is the place. Hands down, a must try.

            Location:
            1819 Rosewood Avenue
            Austin, Texas 78702

            www.newmovementtheater.com