Nolen & Nolen (Pittsburgh)
Prepare for the "extra-ordinary" as veteran improvisors Kristy Nolen and Jethro Nolen craft original scenes and invent memorable characters from your suggestions in their long-form show, Nolen & Nolen. This married couple have performed in Chicago, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Dallas and Austin. As co-founders of the Arcade Comedy Theater, you can catch them performing there regularly with the house team Player One and Dinner with the Nolens.
The Austin improv/sketch duo Handbomb is excited to be performing at Hell Yes Fest for the 3rd year in a row. They have been a part of many festivals including Moontower Comedy Festival, FunFunFunFest and Frontera Fest 2012 were they were named "Best of Week" for their show Handbomb Mispresents Romeo and Juliet.
machine A (New Orleans)
machine A is the creation of TNM performers Cecile Monteyne and Chris Kaminstein. During the course of their fully improvised show, the pair follow two characters over time to create moments of comedy, tenderness, and dramatic climax. machine A performs regularly in NOLA, and has toured to Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit.
"Improvisation in its purest form." - NOLA Defender
When & Where
Hell Yes Fest
Hell Yes Fest is an annual comedy festival held each spring in Austin, TX (as part of Moontower) and each fall in New Orleans, LA. It’s curated by a staff of improv, sketch, and standup comedians from The New Movement. Head curator is Chris Trew (TNM co-founder & Creative Director, co-owner of Studio8.net), and helping him out are Brock LaBorde (TNM co-founder, co-owner of Studio8.net) and Derek Dupuy (TNM Nola’s Assistant Artistic Director).