Comedy Benefit This Thursday For Save Our Hornets

Published: January 2, 2011

Get ready to laugh, Hornets style. This Thursday at the Shadowbox theater, the The New Movement comedians will have you entertained all night long. The Megaphone Show is their trademark format, and they are bringing it to New Orleans to benefit the Save Our Hornets Foundation.

They turn true stories of local movers-and-shakers into sketch comedy. In this special edition, they will be turning the stories of some of the people behind the Save Our Hornets Foundation and Hornets247 into sketch comedy! They are also pitching into the cause and giving half of the proceeds to the Save Our Hornets foundation.

And there might be a few tickets and other prizes given away. Who knows?

Doors are at 8:30p and the show will begin at 9:00p. $10 tickets.

Here is a link to the Facebook Page of the event. Invite your friends, please!

The New Movement is a live comedy theater and training center in Austin, Tx and a soon to be live theater in New Orleans, La. For more information on their improv classes in New Orleans please visit


  1. m-W

    January 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Great idea, Joe. And it just happens to be right down the street from us. We’ll be there!

    • Joe Gerrity

      January 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks, but it was all Chris Trew. SOH is just the fortunate benefactor. See you there nonetheless.

  2. jtshoopsblog

    January 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Here’s an idea to save the hornets–buy a ticket and go to their games. That’s why they are in so much financial trouble.

    • Joe P

      January 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Losing seasons, a failed global economic system, a hurricane/flood catastrophy, very crappy broadcast coverage, pretty crappy in-game presentation, and kinda crappy marketing are reasons for financial issues. Do you realize how much of the local population works evenings (during games)? Maybe you should stop posting here about the Hornets off court issues. It seems like you just put these general posts up so you can link to your blog. Please stick to xs and os, or say something positive. You always seem to echo national one-liners like, “CP3 wants out!” and “New Orleans can’t afford an NBA team!” It’s cool that you want to promote your blog, but could you try to be more constructive when you post?

    • m-W

      January 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Well, duh, jtshoopsblog. But a big problem with ticket sales is people not believing the team will be around in the next few years. So if we can do everything possible to lock in the team through the end of the current lease, that will lead to greater consumer confidence and increased ticket sales. So what Joe and Chris Trew have done here is admirable, and important.

    • 42

      January 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm


      Come on down, we’ll hook you up with a ticket.

      Who here would love to meet up with JT before a game?

      • paul

        January 2, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        I would…except I am stuck up here in the Ozarks of MO with the strangest people I have ever met.
        What I wouldn’t do for a grocery store other than WalMart!

        By the way, I think I know where Mexico and South America sent all those old American Cars!!!!!

      • 42

        January 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        Been there, so I get where you are coming from.

        There are many games left to be played and we’ll get right as the season unfolds. Looking forward to it.

  3. TopherPrice

    January 3, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Can you guys update the tickets sold per game number. I heard it was around 15000 per for the remainder of the games after the Lakers game. Just so we all have a bit of a better handle on the magic number as these next games roll around.

    • 42

      January 3, 2011 at 6:01 am

      I have it to be about 14,500.

      • TopherPrice

        January 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

        Thanks for the math. I saw on an espn article after the Lakers game that we needed ~15000 per, but that didn’t seem to add up. Then I saw the ~14500 on the SOH page and thought that looked a lot like the starting of the organization number.

        Thanks for pointing out the below article for some reference, as there are so many different numbers out there. I am going to trust that the State officials know the numbers needed, so using their info as a base, I can trust that your conclusions are the most accurate.

        Hornets247 coming through again for the fans!

      • 42

        January 3, 2011 at 10:57 am

        Yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a really clear exposition. I’m just taking the most authoritative source I can get (Thornton talking to ESPN) with seemingly hard numbers (not `about 15000′) and a relatively short horizon (12 games).

        As I said, I don’t think my number will track the official number to the decimal, due to our data from ESPN etc. being approximate. I think the real numbers are actually a little higher, maybe from charity, suites or something `nonstandard’ with the result of me overestimating the need.

        Joe may be using my numbers over at SOH. This is not chest-beating. Rather, I don’t want anyone to confuse that as a definitely-independent source from what I’m touting here.

        I know I have the idea down. I think I did the spreadsheet right. I giggle-tested it pretty good and it makes sense. It could be wrong though. I’d like to see a new article from someone quoting Thornton.

        The Orlando game should help out, as it’ll be a good draw. Keeping the other attendance numbers this month over 14000 should lock us in. 5 weekdays games . . . they could hurt.

    • 42

      January 3, 2011 at 6:17 am

      For those playing the home game . . .

      This article has the data I’m using:

      Take the target-over-games-remaining and multiply it by the games-remaining-initially to get people needed. Subtract from that the number of people in attendance, which is available on the box scores typically. Divide the difference by the number of games remaining.

      This will be close. I see three sources of error. The first is minor: the target-over-games-remaining is an integer in the article but could be a decimal really. The second and third are related: the initial data in the article could be off, and the attendance numbers in the box scores could be not quite the right number to use. It may be some close-but-not-official number.

      I take it as an estimate for these reasons.

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