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!
FIRST THINGS FIRST: WE HAVE A BEER NOW
Mad love to NOLA Brewing for creating ALE YES: a deliciously citrusy, lightly hopped blonde ale that we would drink year-round if we could, but then it wouldn’t be special anymore...and now we finally understand how Christmas works.
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.
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.
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.