• Wrappin’ It up!

  • It’s been one day since Hell Yes Fest 2016 ended. It’s also been one day since you’ve heard from us.

    THAT’S BECAUSE Y’ALL WENT HARD. And we loved every minute of it.

    Our lil old festival spanned 11 days and 60+ shows and showcased more than 200 comics from around the U.S.!

    Thanks for supporting comedy. We couldn’t do it without you.

    Join us for a romp through some of the highlights of the biggest and best comedy festival on the Gulf Coast!

     

  • OFF-THE-CHAIN SKETCH COMEDY SHOWS

    Cat Mafia, Irving, Girlfriend, Bad Example, Virginia’s Harem, and Spooky Dookie were just a few of the sketch shows that garnered rave reviews from audiences this year.

    We love it when sketch shows draw big crowds, because we know how it feels when a line you’ve rehearsed for weeks brings down the house. Well played, performers. Well played.

  • Cat Mafia, rep'n Tulane University, playing to a packed house! Night 2 is 🎉!

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  • IMPROV SHOWS THAT MADE YOU THINK, “WAIT, ARE THEY REALLY MAKING THIS UP?” AS YOU LAUGH-SNORTED YOUR WHISKEY GINGER

    Like this year’s sketch performers, our improv performers came from all over to do shows for you here in New Orleans!

    Manifesto!, Change Machine, Live Girls, Blackheart, Dope Sofa, Alamo City Improv, and Den Mother are just a few of the troupes who slayed their timeslots so hard that Beyoncé heard about it.

  • Things are getting real personal in this grocery store #HellYesFest #DenMother #ShowsYouMightNotKnow

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    Den Mother ups the ante in this relationship.
  • NONSTOP STANDOUT STANDUP SHOWS

    We know y’all had a fab time with Aparna Nancherla, Alice Wetterlund, Fortune Feimster, Ian Abramson, Sabrina Jalees, Nick Swardson, Sarah Silverman, and all the other killer standup comics we brought your way.

    Nick Swardson was a champion who did TWO shows in the same night, despite starting to lose his voice.

     

  • @realnickswardson starting things off with a bang and a horseload of diarrhea! #HellYesFest

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  • Jo Firestone lit up the crowd at NOLA Brewing Taproom.

    Hopefully you didn’t miss the smaller standup shows either. But if you did, don’t worry, because you’ll be seeing these faces on bigger and bigger stages real soon.

     

  • Jo Firestone setting that 🔥🔥🔥 at @nolabrewing! #HellYesFest

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  • Pass The Mic brought together 11 standup comics for short sets and storytelling that somehow devolved into tales of hot tubs, Ken dolls, and things we’re not allowed to include because 11-year-old Hell Yes Fest comic Saffron Herndon is probably reading this.

  • Pass the Mic closing out the night at TNM! 🎤👏🎤

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  • AWESOME SHOWS THAT KINDA DEFY CATEGORIZATION

    And then there were shows that mixed comedy with music (Megan Simon), Craigslist ads (Kyle Ayers with First Comes Love), storytelling and inspiration (Hasan Minhaj), and “anything but the type of comedy you usually do” (The Afternoon Mixtape).


    Jessica Hong takes text suggestions from the audience and makes them into memorable music during The Mixtape.

  • MIXTAPE starting off with musical text-improv! #HellYesFest

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  • CHEERS!