Monthly archive - October 2013

Film Geeks

Film Geeks

Oct 29, 2013

This year, Hell Yes Fest offers some of the top stand-up comedians in the country, some of the best improv troupes ever trained, and sketch that has topped the list of performances nationwide. But this year, the festival will put forth something completely new and daring; something no comedy festival in the South has ever done before: its very own film festival.

The festival, run by movie mastermind Michael Domangue, received submissions from all over the...

Read More

Viewers Like You Are Just Like You — But Cooler

Viewers Like You Are Just Like You — But Cooler

Oct 16, 2013

About a year ago, most of the members of Viewers Like You — an improv team out of New Orleans, Louisiana — had just signed up for their first Level One improv class out of The New Movement. Each one of them is such a distinct and unique person, it’s hard to see what they all have in common. And then you watch them do improv, and it all becomes clear.

Viewers Like You —...

Read More

Vanessa Gonzalez May Not Know Words, But She Knows Comedy

Vanessa Gonzalez May Not Know Words, But She Knows Comedy

Oct 14, 2013

If you asked someone to describe Vanessa Gonzalez in one word, they might be hard-pressed. That’s because Gonzalez is so multi-talented, it’s difficult to pick just one thing. You might have to pick, “unbelievably versatile.” But that’s two words. We know. We can count.

Like, she’s an incredible improviser who performs with myriad groups in Austin, including Handbomb. She’s written, performed, and toured sketch comedy with the best of them. She has been featured...

Read More

Being rude. On Purpose

Being rude. On Purpose

Oct 10, 2013

At a recent stand-up comedy show called Comedy Beast at the Howling Wolf Den in New Orleans, Lauren LaBorde took the stage. LaBorde has a self-described “writerly brain and a dour continence,” and her comedy reflects it. With a cool, dry delivery, LaBorde is the comic equivalent of a martini: her work is smart, quiet, and has a kick. The room loved her.

In the back, Colleen Allerton – who was preparing to go on stage...

Read More

Fundraiser Will Kickstart The Career of Stand Up Comics to Be

Fundraiser Will Kickstart The Career of Stand Up Comics to Be

Oct 9, 2013

On October 15, Rampart Street’s Little Gem Saloon will open its doors for one of the biggest, coolest events in New Orleans’ comedy history: an event The New Movement is calling Rookie of the Year.

Rookie of the Year is a twist on a traditional stand-up show. Instead of featuring only well-known stand up comedians, the Rookie of the Year show will feature improv comedians who have never really tried their hand at stand up,...

Read More

You, Me, Them, Everybody Bring A Unique Podcasting Style to Hell Yes Fest

You, Me, Them, Everybody Bring A Unique Podcasting Style to Hell Yes Fest

Oct 7, 2013

Brandon Wetherbee is the kind of person who immediately makes you interested in whatever he has to say. He’s got that certain kind of charm that’s simultaneously self-effacing and confident; his conversational style can only be described as magnetic.

So it’s a good thing that Wetherbee spends his Monday and Tuesday nights producing a podcast. You, Me, Them, Everybody is an interview-style podcast that is usually recorded live in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington,...

Read More