Comedy in NOLA
The New Movement Presents
Chris & Tami
Chris Trew and Tami Nelson are nationally touring comedy performers and instructors and are the official improv group of The duo met, trained and began performing together in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina they relocated to Austin, Texas where improv became life. After attending nearly every comedy festival in North America performing and studying the art form they returned to Austin and founded two improv theaters and training centers. Chris and Tami were at the forefront of an improv revival and played a major role in exploding the burgeoning Austin improv scene.

After years of teaching students the basics of improv, winning numerous local awards and becoming notable festival performers, Chris and Tami heightened. They now tour professionally and run their own mobile comedy training center, The New Movement which has seen stops in Baltimore, Jackson, Atlanta, New Orleans, Covington, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chapel Hill, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Austin, Minneapolis and Myrtle Beach. For more information on Bringing the Movement to your Town and a complete list of workshops we offer, visit

With various projects over these years we?ve performed at the following festivals:
Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Southern, Dirty South, Phoenix, Tucson and Oberlin Improv Festivals / The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, DC Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds, Del Close Marathon and Out of Bounds West.

Chris and Tami are based in New Orleans where they own and operate The New Movement.
The New Movement
2706 Saint Claude Ave
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