San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Diamonds are Forever (New Orleans)
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 (New Orleans)
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.
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.