San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is kind of like Jay-Z and Kanye West joining for Watch the Throne. Or like the Guns N’ Roses and Metallica tour . Or another pair of monster acts joining forces for a special event. This is like that. One super show combining the Artistic Directors of TNM Austin and TNM Nola, the Conservatory Directors of TNM Austin and TNM Nola and the Co-Founders of The New Movement.
Handbomb is Alex Berry, Vanessa Gonzales and Michael Foulk from TNM Austin. The Language is Tami Nelson, Derek Dupuy, Chris Trew and CJ Hunt from TNM Nola. The two super groups will join forces for a combo set at the end of this show.
When & Where
Hell Yes Fest
Hell Yes Fest is an annual comedy festival held each fall in New Orleans. Spanning multiple nights and venues, HYF has been the Gulf South’s largest comedy festival since 2011. It features the best comedians from The New Movement in Austin and New Orleans, as well as other stellar performers from all over the damn world.
This year’s fest will take place in October 1st–11th. We’ve grown so much that we’re planning to expand the fest into a second week. The first half of the fest will focus on Film and Sketch (October 1st–5th). The second half will focus on Standup and Improv (October 6th–11th), with other surprise shows and formats (Podcast Recordings, Food, Game Shows, Video Games, etc.) sprinkled throughout.
HYF is curated by a staff of improv, sketch, and standup comedians from The New Movement. Head curator is Chris Trew (TNM co-founder & Creative Director), and helping him out are Brock LaBorde (TNM co-founder & General Manager), and a handful of local comedians who know what the hell they’re doing.