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Fundraiser Will Kickstart The Career of Stand Up Comics to Be

Fundraiser Will Kickstart The Career of Stand Up Comics to Be

Oct 9, 2013

On October 15, Rampart Street’s Little Gem Saloon will open its doors for one of the biggest, coolest events in New Orleans’ comedy history: an event The New Movement is calling Rookie of the Year.

Rookie of the Year is a twist on a traditional stand-up show. Instead of featuring only well-known stand up comedians, the Rookie of the Year show will feature improv comedians who have never really tried their hand at stand up,...

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You, Me, Them, Everybody Bring A Unique Podcasting Style to Hell Yes Fest

You, Me, Them, Everybody Bring A Unique Podcasting Style to Hell Yes Fest

Oct 7, 2013

Brandon Wetherbee is the kind of person who immediately makes you interested in whatever he has to say. He’s got that certain kind of charm that’s simultaneously self-effacing and confident; his conversational style can only be described as magnetic.

So it’s a good thing that Wetherbee spends his Monday and Tuesday nights producing a podcast. You, Me, Them, Everybody is an interview-style podcast that is usually recorded live in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington,...

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HYF Fundraiser #1 – Discounted Tickets

HYF Fundraiser #1 – Discounted Tickets

Sep 26, 2013

Are you ready for Hell Yes Fest? This weekend is the first Official Hell Yes Fest Pre-Festival Event! All weekend long we’ll have shows with preview acts from the festival, a fun game show, and multiple events featuring Kevin McDonald from Kids in the Hall (including a screening and Q & A session for Brain Candy on Friday, The Megaphone Show on Saturday, and a Sketch Workshop Saturday and Sunday)!

We also...

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Lineup is released…what next?

Lineup is released…what next?

Aug 31, 2013

Did you miss the lineup release? It’s all right here on the Performers page. So, what happens next?

By mid-September we’ll release the schedule and day passes. By the end of the month we’ll release individual show tickets. From now until November 12th, we’ll also be revealing a special series of events and parties as we build anticipation for the biggest week in New Orleans comedy history!

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New Orleans here we come!

New Orleans here we come!

May 22, 2013

Moontower, Austin, Texas, you, all of you – Thank You.

New Orleans, it’s your turn now. Stay tuned.

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Schedule revealed! Tickets available!

Schedule revealed! Tickets available!

Apr 9, 2013

Hey comedy fans! Moontower is right around the corner and we are s-t-o-o-o-o-ked to announce the improv schedule for Hell Yes Fest, the official improv sub-fest of Moontower! Learn more about the performers, peep that schedule and, of course, grab your tickets.

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Archives: the 2012 New Orleans Festival

Archives: the 2012 New Orleans Festival

Mar 26, 2013

HELL YES FEST FILM Tuesday November 6th The Time-Raptor Studio 8 Retrospective

OPENING NIGHT Wednesday November 7th Joey Greco DC Pierson Cameron Buchholtz Andrew Polk

NIGHT #2

Thursday November 8th Duncan Trussell Cassidy Henehan Scotland Green Personality Plus The Language Handbomb

NIGHT #3 Friday November 9th Theo Von The Austin, Tx Invasion The Friday 40 Dave Holmes Kath Barbadoro Nick Mullen Scott Gimple Nola Musical Improv Stupid Time Machine Claws With Fangs Nola Comedy Hour...

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Food Sponsorships

Food Sponsorships

Nov 10, 2012

We want to thank all the local love and support we’ve gotten in the form of food donations throughout the festival!

Thanks to the following eateries for feeding our talented performers.

Stein’s Deli 2207 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130

The Joint 701 Mazant Street New Orleans, LA 70117

Naked Pizza 6307 S. Miro New Orleans, LA 70125

Milk Bar 1514 Delachaise Street New Orleans, LA 70115

Mona’s Cafe...

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A Serious Interview with Personality Plus

A Serious Interview with Personality Plus

Oct 27, 2012

Personality Plus is the often overwhelming collaboration of Grace Blakeman, Michelle DeMattina, and James Hamilton. Always wholesome, religiously sparkly, and accidentally sexy, Personality Plus takes on various forms from sassy moms and awkward strippers to youth group pastors and mustachioed fishermen.

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What’s With All the Musical Improv Comedy?

What’s With All the Musical Improv Comedy?

Oct 26, 2012

This Year Hell Yes Fest features 2 Musical Improv Groups including the Austin based sensation known as Water Park.

Let’s dig a little deeper and see what that is all about!

Jesse: Hey Justin Strackany. You are in the musical improv group Water Park! This is Jesse Spots, associate producer of Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans. I’m being overly formal here because I am shanghaiing you into an interview. Let’s jump right...

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