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Viewers Like You Are Just Like You — But Cooler

Viewers Like You Are Just Like You — But Cooler

Oct 16, 2013

About a year ago, most of the members of Viewers Like You — an improv team out of New Orleans, Louisiana — had just signed up for their first Level One improv class out of The New Movement. Each one of them is such a distinct and unique person, it’s hard to see what they all have in common. And then you watch them do improv, and it all becomes clear.

Viewers Like You —...

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Vanessa Gonzalez May Not Know Words, But She Knows Comedy

Vanessa Gonzalez May Not Know Words, But She Knows Comedy

Oct 14, 2013

If you asked someone to describe Vanessa Gonzalez in one word, they might be hard-pressed. That’s because Gonzalez is so multi-talented, it’s difficult to pick just one thing. You might have to pick, “unbelievably versatile.” But that’s two words. We know. We can count.

Like, she’s an incredible improviser who performs with myriad groups in Austin, including Handbomb. She’s written, performed, and toured sketch comedy with the best of them. She has been featured...

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Being rude. On Purpose

Being rude. On Purpose

Oct 10, 2013

At a recent stand-up comedy show called Comedy Beast at the Howling Wolf Den in New Orleans, Lauren LaBorde took the stage. LaBorde has a self-described “writerly brain and a dour continence,” and her comedy reflects it. With a cool, dry delivery, LaBorde is the comic equivalent of a martini: her work is smart, quiet, and has a kick. The room loved her.

In the back, Colleen Allerton – who was preparing to go on stage...

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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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