Thursday July 19th may have appeared to be just another night at Austin comedy theater, The New Movement, but the energy in the room was so magnetic that we decided to photostream the night. Here’s what went down on our iPhone!
Whoa. We got a new sign! How badass is this? Expect the purty one on the left to change from time to time. Mixin’ it up!
The Austin training camp students opened the show after performing for 6.5 hours straight earlier in the day on their fourth day in a row of camps. This improv intensive group was high energy and playful playful playful. Training Camp director CJ Hunt says:
“There is something pretty indescribable that happens when a group of people spend all day doing improv together and get up every night in front of people to do something wild and experimental. It’s balls. It’s endurance. It’s straight up hustle. And it’s wonderful to watch them take the stage every night, exhausted as hell, and take the leap off the ledge together. ”
In the middle was The Human Aquarium, a new student troupe coached by Austin artistic director Alex Berry. This is them in the green room getting ready to do the damn thing followed by a shot of them FROM the green room IN THE PROCESS OF doing the damn thing!
Closing out the night was another brand new student troupe, Death Metal Banjo (coached by TNM legend Dan Grimm)! All three groups were delightful, all three groups were photogenic (forgive our iPhones, yeah?) and all three groups have peeps with bright, bright futures ahead of them. Bravo!
Do you smell that? That’s the smell of June. Seriously, it’s not me. It’s June. Stop looking at me like that!
As the temperature increases so does the stank. Let’s face it. It’s time to musk up. This month’s video round-up features a wide array of olfactory treasures to pick from.
Your first option comes from SNL. “Compulsion,” designer fragrance or harmful cleaning agent? In that moment of passion…does it really matter?
TNM Founder Chris Trew offers his own signature smell, “Terp: Cologne for Women.” Sorry fellas, this scent is on a one way train to lady-nostril town.
Looking for something a little more sophisticated…more refined…snootier? Then try “Pretention” from Fry and Laurie, or as most Americans know them “Sherlock Holmes’ brother from the sequel” and “House.”
Is there any smell more sensuous than stale garbage and the lingering odor of regret (or maybe urine…yeah, thats urine) following a night of debauchery? TNM NOLA certainly doesn’t think so. And if you do…well, you’re wrong.
Over the past year Monsters have given us some nice pointers on Improv and how they see the world.This is a short “best of” compilation of what monsters have exhorting their fellow practitioners of the art of improv to hone and what they’ve cautioned us to avoid by waving their claws and tentacles.