For the first time ever, Hell Yes Fest took submissions for our 2015 festival. The deadline was June 1, the response was overwhelming, and we’re thrilled to be digging through all the improv, standup, and sketch acts.
We also took submissions for Hell Yes Fest: Film, so if you’ve got shorts, features, sketches, and any other weird video projects, and we can’t wait to announce this year’s lineup!
Since the fest is half over, we’re offering wristbands at less than half the price for all the remaining shows! Can you believe that? I hope you can. Go to this link and buy one now and then maybe you’ll become a believer. Hope to see you at some shows tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday!
by Sophie Lucido Johnson
The idea the women aren’t funny — while idiotic — is unfortunately an ancient and popular one. Last year Bitch Magazine published a “Brief History of ‘Women Aren’t Funny’,”beginning with a quote from William Congreve written in 1695, which reads, “I have never made an Observation of what I Apprehend to be true Humour in Women.” There’s also the well-known Jerry Lewis statement, the Adam Carrolla comment, and, of course, the now-infamous Christopher Hitchens...
This year marks Hell Yes Fest Film’s second year of programming. Here at HYFF, we’ve made a priority of casting as wide a net as possible to seek out comedy from around to world to play here in New Orleans. With that in mind, here are a few reasons why you should make time during your busy HYF week to check out some HYFF screenings.
Do you like songs about love? Are you...
Hell Yes Fest is proud to offer workshops from the talented performers that come in for our festival. Below you will find info and registration links for this year’s current cool stuff. We highly recommend registering as early as possible because these tend to sell out.
Oh shit! Our schedule just leaked out of our hacked iCloud accounts, so now all the world gets to lay their grubby eyes on what we’re doing with who and when. It’s soooo embarrassing. But since it’s already out there, you may as well look at it below.
Tickets for most Hell Yes Fest shows are $10 online/$12 @ the door. Wanna see all the below shows for super cheap? Get an All-Fest Wristband! Over 40...
Tonight at 9:30 p.m., the Shadowbox will be alive with the sounds of North Coast: a very unique improv group from New York who mix freestyle rapping with longform improv. The result is infectiously fun and unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Just watch the video they made for their trip to New Orleans below:
Dean’s List will open for North Coast Friday at 9:30 at the Shadowbox. You can still buy tickets online...
So you made it to New Orleans to fully immerse yourself in comedy. So far so good! But maybe you want to see some of the sights and eat some of the food and enjoy some of the perks of the Big Easy between shows. We got you covered: here’s the Hell Yes Fest Guide of Things TO DO In NOLA.
TO EAT: Cheap Enough and Doesn’t Suck
One of the things that makes Hell Yes Fest so uniquely wonderful is that it has some of the most badass, incredible sponsors on the planet. Lucky for you, our sponsors also offer basically everything you need to live in the city of New Orleans — from haircuts to burgers to cross fit (what more does one need?). Read up on some of our amazing sponsors below.
Aidan Gill for Men has a reputation it deserves:...
There has never been a Hell Yes Fest quite like this one, and that’s owed in part to Bryan Wooldrich, who has scheduled maximum-level fun after-parties for badge-wearing fest-goers for each and every night.
Party festivities start out with a bang at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St) on Tuesday at 8 p.m., before the first show for the official HYF After-Party Pre-Party event sponsored by Apptitude and NOLA Ice Cream. Stick around after the show...