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Half-Fest Wristbands Now Available!

Half-Fest Wristbands Now Available!

Nov 14, 2014

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!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hell-yes-fest-2014-all-fest-wristbands-tickets-12936943747

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Girls Rule

Girls Rule

Nov 13, 2014

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...

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A Word From Our Film Programmer

A Word From Our Film Programmer

Oct 31, 2014

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.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Do you like songs about love? Are you...

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Hell Yes Fest Workshops Announced!

Hell Yes Fest Workshops Announced!

Oct 16, 2014

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.

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Hell Yes Fest Schedule Announced!

Hell Yes Fest Schedule Announced!

Oct 15, 2014

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...

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North Coast Visits the Dirty Coast to Rap Things Up

North Coast Visits the Dirty Coast to Rap Things Up

Nov 15, 2013

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...

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In NOLA for Hell Yes? Here’s What You Should Do

In NOLA for Hell Yes? Here’s What You Should Do

Nov 15, 2013

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

  • Pizza Delicious (Bywater): Giant,...

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We ♥ Our Sponsors

We ♥ Our Sponsors

Nov 13, 2013

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:...

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Hell Yes Festing? Get Ready to Party

Hell Yes Festing? Get Ready to Party

Nov 7, 2013

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...

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Film Geeks

Film Geeks

Oct 29, 2013

This year, Hell Yes Fest offers some of the top stand-up comedians in the country, some of the best improv troupes ever trained, and sketch that has topped the list of performances nationwide. But this year, the festival will put forth something completely new and daring; something no comedy festival in the South has ever done before: its very own film festival.

The festival, run by movie mastermind Michael Domangue, received submissions from all over the...

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