Thursday November 14th: Night #3

7:00p, Hi-Ho Lounge: The Standup/Short Film Mashup: Short films + Dane Faucheux, Terance McDavid, Chandler Delacerda, Anna Lederman, Josh Stover [film + stand-up]
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First Time Phone Sex: A newlywed suburban couple attempt phone sex for the first time with disastrous results.

How It’s Made: A lost episode of the popular Discovery Channel docu-series “How It’s Made”.

Model Wife: Model Wife is about a normal guy, his supermodel wife, and their neighbors. When three guys crash an exclusive modeling party, they’re forced to use drugs, lies, and their wits to get Cory’s model wife back. There’s also a guy in a horse mask. Produced by Awful DJ, a comedy group from New York City.

I Don’t Have A Dad: Starring Yamina Khouane and Vanessa Gonzalez, this short film focuses on a young girl enwrapped in the mystery of finding her missing father. It’s also a music video.

Safe Word: The right safe word can make all the difference.

Red Light: When a young woman (Ashley Barnhill) stops at a red light, she is greeted by an interesting man (Jon Mendoza). A casual conversation escalates into hilarity. Also featuring Jake Flores.


Josh Stover: If Josh Stover is known at all, it’s probably for stand-up comedy, filmmaking, or the classic film screenings he started at Canal Place. He’s 26 and lives uptown with three other doofuses.

Terance McDavid is a comedian in Austin, TX. He co-hosts the weekly show Block Party at The New Movement, where he also performs improv comedy, and is a huge dork.

Chandler DeLacerda: Born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. Currently a freshman at Louisiana Tech University.

Dane Faucheux, a New Orleans based comedian, has performed at festivals, theaters, and bars across the country. Dane’s performance as a comic has been described as whimsical, smart, and odd, by a really nice older lady he met after a show in Minnesota.

Stupid Time Machine

7:00p, The New Movement: Stupid Time Machine
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Hometown New Orleans comedy group Stupid Time Machine has been touring sell-out live sketch shows for four years now. STM is a collaboration of TNM veterans who have been featured at national festivals, created acclaimed podcasts and web series’, and been featured multiple times on website like Funny or Die.  This unapologetic group takes everything that makes us uncomfortable or afraid and shows us there is always a reason to laugh.

7:30p, The Shadowbox:  Diamonds are Forever, Viewers Like You, Strugglebus [improv]
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Diamonds are Forever
Did you ever wonder what happened to the number 15 comic of the 80s? Well, he’s now hosting the top late night talk show coming out of in New Orleans! Johnny Diamonds comes to Hell Yes Fest with a special edition of his late night sensation, Diamonds Are Forever! He’ll be backed up by Stevie, Mandy and everyone’s favorite intern Kyle!

Viewers Like You is an improv team from New Orleans with a unique form that employs elements of the monoscene, the La Ronde, and the Armando (among others). The team is made up of TNM NOLA comedians William Benner, Patrick Eagan, Anne Felter, Thomas Fewer, Robert Sheesley, Anamaraia Vizcaino, and Bryan Wooldridge.


Strugglebus is an Austin, Tx based group consisting of TNM Alumni. They perform the “deconstruction”. They can also be found perfecting acapella renditions of Nicky Minaj or performing helpful PSA’s about sexual harassment in the improv workplace.

8:00p, House of Blues: Leon Blanda, Joe Cardosi, Brendan K. O’Grady, Adam Friedland, special guests
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Leon Blanda enjoys writing and performing comedy almost as much as he hates writing his own bios. Leon produces two comedy shows at House of Blues New Orleans, and just returned from New York where I—I mean, he—was featured on a showcase at Caroline’s on Broadway.

Joe Cardosi is a stand-up comic, podcaster, low-fi filmmaker, and sometime radio personality hailing from New Orleans. He has toured the region with the NOLA Comedy Hour traveling showcase and opened locally for Kyle Kinane, Sean Patton, Shane Mauss, TJ Miller, Derek Sheen, Rory Scovell, Brent Weinbach, Garfunkel & Oates, Mark Normand, and Bill Burr.

Adam Friedland is a stand-up/sketch comedian living in Washington DC. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, DC Improv, and most recently opened for Moshe Kasher and Nick Kroll and Bentzen Ball at the Lincoln Theater in DC.

A native of southern California, Brendan K. O’Grady honed his bright, playfully sharp style of stand-up by starting out on the mean streets of Austin’s open mic scene. Now he’s a regular at comedy clubs and theaters all over town and co-hosts one of Austin’s best-regarded weekly stand-up showcases, “SURE THING.”

8:30p, The New Movement: Rob Gagnon’s 1 Hour Comedy Festival [sketch + stand-up + improv]
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Rob Gagnon’s 1 Hour Comedy Festival: An all out sprint to represent as many comedy festival stereotypes and weirdos as we can in one hour.

9:00p, The Shadowbox: Dusty Night: Brows, Moonsault, Sapphire [improv]
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The Dusty is a homegrown improv format created by students and founders of The New Movement. No sweep edits are allowed and all devices and time dashes are employed through the front of the stage. A staple of Dusty Night has all groups eventually merging their shows into one fluid piece.

Dusty Night at Hell Yes Fest includes format pioneers Brows (New Orleans), Moonsault (first Dusty group from TNM Austin) and Sapphire (New Orleans).


9:30p, Hi-Ho Lounge: Katie Pengra, Joe Faina, Jamie Arrington, Howard Hall, Mickey Henehan, Neal Stastny, Scotland Green, secret guests [stand-up]
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Joe Faina is a comedian and Eagle Scout from Austin by way of Los Angeles.  He performs all over those two cities, hosts two monthly shows at The New Movement-Austin and writes for college sports satire site The Salutatorian.

Howard Hall has been making noise on the comedy circuit for years and now is in a prime position to make it big. He has been seen on,Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza and has headlined and performed for numerous clubs and colleges.

Jamie Arrington is a stand-up comedian from Hattiesburg, MS.  Jamie is the co-founder of Hub City Comedy and has shared the stage with some of the best up-and-coming talent in comedy.

Mickey Henehan is most well known as co-creator and host of The Good God Damn Show, Great Night! with Mickey, and Think You’re Funny Open Mic. That being said, he is not very well know

Katie Pengra is a part of the exploding Austin comedy scene where she has honed her adorably inappropriate storytelling style. Originally from Arizona, Pengra has thrived in Austin where she is a fun comic, a mediocre graduate student, a decent freelance writer, and a crappy photographer.

Scotland Green started performing comedy in New Orleans, producing the popular show THINK YOU’RE FUNNY for many years.  He now lives in Brooklyn, New York where he eats pizza five times a week for survival.  He’s performed in bars, clubs, restaurants, and festivals for money, drink tickets, or fun. Despite the fact that his mother says he’s a good dancer, he is not.

Neal Stastny (pictured) is a comedian based in New York by way of New Orleans.  He performs at clubs in New York and most recently at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.


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11:00p, Hi-Ho Lounge: Cassidy Henehan, Shawn Dugas, Katie East, Pat Bishop, Lane Lonion, Matt Wayman, John F. O’Donnell [stand-up]
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Cassidy Henehan has been doing stand-up comedy since 2002 and all he got was this crummy t-shirt. He’s either the best comic you’ve never heard of or a pretty good comic that you already know about. 5’9/160/Virgo

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Katie East  recently moved back to Louisiana after a five-year stint in New York City performing stand up, improv and her one-woman show “Sick Girl.” After improvising together, Patrice O’Neal once gave her $40 and told her to buy new clothes.

Matt Wayman is Denver’s #1 Beanie Baby Comic is coming back down South. With the goal “To put the can, back in Canal”, come check him out at this years Hell Yes Fest!

Lane Lonion is a comedian from Lafayette, Louisiana and co-owner of a potato farm in Henry, Louisiana.  The other owner of the potato farm also has a cow farm where Lane sometimes helps out but doesn’t like it all that much.

Shawn Dugas is a stand-up comic and improviser who also hosts The Choose Your Own Podcast. He currently lives in New York, but is originally from New Orleans, or at least that’s what he tells people because nobody knows or care where or what Metairie is.

John F. O’Donnell (pictured): According to the Comedy Central Insider Blog, “John F. O’Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York City.  On stage, he’s like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks.”  John’s been featured in the New York Times and LA Times, and he’s a favorite on the ‘Keith and The Girl’ podcast.

AFTER PARTY – Midnight, Iggy’s

The Iggy’s Championship Debate Series, hosted by Tami Nelson, will be the featured after-party at midnight. Find us at Iggy’s (1943 N Rampart St), right around the corner from TNM. Pick a side, grab a drink, and get ready for a debate of epic proportion where the only thing higher than the stakes will be the bar tab.