San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Duncan Trussell is a writer, producer, and stand up comedian. His television credits
include MAD TV, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and Fuel TV’s STUPIDFACE. In
2010, Duncan starred in the popular segment DRUNK HISTORY: NICOLA TESLA
from FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS (HBO/Funny or Die). His recent writing credits
include NICK SWARDSON’S PRETEND TIME (Comedy Central/Happy Madison) and
LA LA LAND (Showtime). As a standup comedian, Duncan performed at the Montreal
2009 JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, and regularly performs at premiere comedy
venues around the country. He can be seen regularly be regularly seen at the Hollywood
Improv and Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Duncan also produces and performs in
COMEDY IS DEAD at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which has become one of
LA’s most prestigious alternative comedy shows. Duncan is a regular guest on Joe
Rogan’s podcast THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE (www.joerogan.net), and hosts his
own podcast THE LAVENDER HOUR with Natasha Leggero (www.lavenderhour.com).
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.