San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
JT Habersaat and his Altercation Punk Comedy Tour have been getting in the van and zig-zagging across the nation since 2008, headlining large scale festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest, Vans Warped Tour and Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas along the way. JT has gigged with everyone from Henry Rollins to Doug Stanhope, Jeanine Garofalo to Brian Posehn, as well as a slew of bands including Dead To Me, Sloppy Seconds, Teenage Bottlerocket, Scream, The Adolescents, GG Allin’s Murder Junkies and tons more. From appearances on Comedy Central to an infamous spot opposite Ron Jeremy in the Troma classic ‘Toxic Avenger 4′, JT has become the face for uncompromising DIY comedy. Recently signing to Grammy-winning imprint Stand Up! Records, JT and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour are not to be missed for those that like their comedy straight up with no chaser.
The 2012 Altercation Tour is: Mack Lindsay (Vans Warped Tour / Comedy Store LA), Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers vocalist), Joe Staats (The Fest 8)
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.