About HYF

Hell Yes Fest is an annual comedy festival held each April in Austin, Tx (as part of Moontower) and November in New Orleans, La. After years of performing at comedy festivals of many shapes and sizes, we decided to produce our own. We changed the things that didn’t appeal to us and we are constantly trying our best to improve upon our favorite elements.

It’s curated by a staff of improv, sketch and standup comedians throughout the country. Head curator is Chris Trew, co-founder and Creative Director of The New Movement and co-owner of Studio8.net. Please note that we do not have a formal submission process – if you’ve ever performed at any TNM venue or any of TNM’s Satellite shows then you will be considered for Hell Yes Fest. TNM performers tour often and are always asked to recommend people to the festival. If you know someone on our staff or have a friend who has performed at Hell Yes Fest or TNM before, we will happily watch your submission tape with a recommendation from them.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to see you out at a show!