About HYF

Hell Yes Fest is an annual comedy festival held each fall in New Orleans. Spanning multiple nights and venues, HYF has been the Gulf South’s largest comedy festival since 2011. It features the best comedians from The New Movement in Austin and New Orleans, as well as other stellar performers from all over the damn world.

This year’s fest will take place in October 1st–11th. The entire festival will house Stand-up programming, the first half of the fest will feature on Film and Sketch (October 1st–5th). The second half will feature Improv (October 8th–11th), with other surprise shows and formats (Podcast Recordings, Food, Game ShowsVideo Games, etc.) sprinkled throughout.

HYF is curated by a staff of improv, sketch, and standup comedians from The New Movement. Head curator is Chris Trew (TNM co-founder & Creative Director, co-owner of Studio8.net). Our staff also includes Brock LaBorde (TNM co-founder & General Manager, co-owner of Studio8.net), Derek Dupuy (HYF head improv/sketch programmer), and our partners at Huka Entertainment.

For all press inquiries, please contact TNM’s publicist Dominique Ellis here.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to see you out at our big, fun party.