The New Movement Hosts INVADE’s favorite Comedy Festival Nov. 12-16
Here at INVADE, we love to laugh. That’s why we’re more than excited for this year’s Hell Yes Fest hosted by our favorite local comedy venue, The New Movement (TNM). The bearded comedian and co-founder of TNM, Chris Trew, decided that this year Hell Yes Fest would take things up a notch, featuring national talent like Giulia Rozzi, Sean O’Connor, Colt Cabana, and many more.
The event will bring together a myriad of standup, sketch and improv performers from all over the country at venues across New Orleans including: Siberia, The New Movement, Café Instanbul, Allways Bar, Allways Lounge, Hi-Ho Lounge, and The Shadowbox, with special satellite shows at Howlin’ Wolf Den, House of Blues and Lost Love Lounge.
Here are our top 5 reasons Hell Yes Fest is going to make you laugh out loud.
The kickoff show features all our favorite local talent including: Cyrus Cooper, Leon Blanda, Molly Ruben-Long, Mickey Henehan, Andrew Polk, Jodi Borello, Dane Faucheux, and more
2. The standup is going to be amazing!
Comedians of all shapes, size and talents will be slinging jokes throughout the fest.
3. There will be tons of improv and sketch.
TNM is probably most notably known for their improv and group shows.
4. Comedy goes narrative with a slew of films and shorts.
With a recent resurgence in indie cinema we’re excited to see a few funny films and shorts.
5. Funny takes every form.
Moving beyond traditional standup, there are a number of new additions to this year’s event including: podcast recordings, story telling and variety shows.
But it gets better:
TNM will also be hosting a pre-festival Power Hour at Mojo coffee house at 1500 Magazine St. from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Visitors receive 20 percent off their purchase of Hell Yes Fest wristbands, if bought within the hour, or they may take home an exclusive code to get ten percent off. Early bird all-fest access passes are on sale now here for $85. Wristbands include admission to every show and priority seating. Single show tickets are also available.
Here’s the Full schedule of events:
WED, NOV. 12
- 8pm – HYF Opening Night: Local Comedy Champions – Cafe Istanbul
THURS, NOV. 13
- 7pm – Greetings from Queer Mountain (STORYTELLING) @ Cafe Istanbul
- 7pm – Hell Yes Film Fest – SHORTS NIGHT (FILM) @ Indywood Cinema
- 7:30pm – The Real @ChrisTrew Show (VARIETY) @ TNM Nola
- 7:30pm – Tour Stops (STANDUP) @ AllWays Bar
- 7:30pm – The $5 Show (STANDUP) @ Hi-Ho Lounge
- 8pm – All-Star Comedy Revue w/Leon Blanda (STANDUP) @ House of Blues (FREE SHOW)
- 8pm – Megan Simon + Raw Honey (SKETCH) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 8pm – Stupid Time Machine (SKETCH) @ AllWays Lounge
- 8:30pm – Studio 8 Showcase #1 (STANDUP) @ Hi-Ho Lounge
- 9pm – LateBit: Gaming & Comedy (VIDEO GAMES) @ Cafe Istanbul
- 9:30pm – Feathers + machine A (IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 9:30pm – Boogie Woogie Google Boys (PODCAST RECORDING) @ TNM Nola
- 10pm – Whitmer Thomas & Friends (STANDUP) @ AllWays Lounge
- 10:30pm – Close Me Out (STORYTELLING) @ Hi-Ho Lounge
FRI, NOV. 14
- 7pm – Massive Fraud + PowerViolence (STANDUP) @ Cafe Istanbul
- 7pm – Hell Yes Film Fest – PILOT NIGHT (FILM) @ TNM Nola
- 7pm – Tom Segura (STANDUP) @ House of Blues (HYF wristband not good for this show!)
- 7:30pm – Martha + Dean’s List + Liquid Feet (IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 7:30pm – Creek & Cave Showcase (STANDUP) @ AllWays Bar
- 8pm – West Coast/Gulf Coast (STANDUP) @ Hi-Ho Lounge
- 8:30pm – Giulia Rozzi’s Bad Bride (SKETCH) @ AllWays Lounge
- 9pm – Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (VARIETY) @ Cafe Istanbul
- 9pm – Vanessa Gonzalez + Oakwood Glen (SKETCH) @ TNM Nola
- 9pm – Treats + North Coast (MUSICAL IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 9pm – Tom Segura (STANDUP) @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT!)
- 9:30pm – Studio 8 Showcase #2 (STANDUP) @ Siberia
- 10pm – Homecoming Show (STANDUP) @ Hi-Ho Lounge
- 10:30pm – Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober (STANDUP) @ TNM Nola
- 10:30pm – Quiet on the Set (SILENT IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 10:30pm – Bad Example + rude. (SKETCH) @ AllWays Lounge
- 11pm – Power Violence (STANDUP) @ Siberia
SAT, NOV. 15
- 6pm – The Coalition Tourco + Assembly (IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 6pm – The 2-Man Boys’ Choir + Martha (SKETCH) @ TNM Nola
- 7pm – HYFF: Colt Cabana & Friends (FILM) @ Cafe Istanbul ($12 online/$15 door)
- 7pm – Standup Records (STANDUP) @ AllWays Lounge
- 7:30pm – Dad’s Garage + Handbomb (IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 7:30pm – Brito/Cook/Falcone (STANDUP) @ AllWays Bar
- 8pm – Studio 8 Showcase #3 (STANDUP) @ Hi-Ho Lounge
- 8pm – Charles + CJ Hunt (SKETCH) @ TNM Nola
- 8:30pm – Kath/Mullen/Broussard/Bond (STANDUP) @ AllWays Lounge
- 9pm – HYFF: Colt Cabana & Friends (FILM) @ Cafe Istanbul ($12 online/$15 door)
- 9pm – Super Computer + Good Fight (IMPROV) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 9:30pm – Altercation Punk Comedy (STANDUP) @ Siberia
- 10pm – the tim&micah project + Conversations with Body Language(SKETCH) @ TNM Nola
- 10pm – O’Connor/Andy Sell/Elias (STANDUP) @ AllWays Lounge
- 10:30pm – The Gross-Out Show (STANDUP) @ Shadowbox Theatre
- 11pm – Wham City (STANDUP) @ Siberia
SUN, NOV. 16
- 7pm – The Wiseau Awards (FILM FEST AWARDS) @ TNM Nola
- 8pm – The Kickstarted Sketch Show (SKETCH) @ TNM Nola
- 8pm – Nola Comedy Hour (STANDUP) @ Hi-Ho Lounge