San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Joe Faina is a comedian and Eagle Scout from Austin by way of Los Angeles. He performs all over those two cities, hosts two monthly shows at The New Movement-Austin and writes for college sports satire site The Salutatorian.
New Orleans' own Mickey Henehan is most well known as co-creator and host of The Good God Damn Show, Great Night! with Mickey, and Think You're Funny Open Mic. That being said, he is not very well known
Howard Hall has been making noise on the comedy circuit for years and now is in a prime position to make it big. He has been seen on,Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza and has headlined and performed for numerous clubs and colleges.
Jamie Arrington is a stand-up comedian from Hattiesburg, MS. Jamie is the co-founder of Hub City Comedy and has shared the stage with some of the best up-and-coming talent in comedy.
Katie Pengra is a part of the exploding Austin comedy scene where she has honed her adorably inappropriate storytelling style. Originally from Arizona, Pengra has thrived in Austin where she is a fun comic, a mediocre graduate student, a decent freelance writer, and a crappy photographer
Scotland Green started performing comedy in New Orleans, producing the popular show THINK YOU'RE FUNNY for many years. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York where he eats pizza five times a week for survival. He's performed in bars, clubs, restaurants, and festivals for money, drink tickets, or fun. Despite the fact that his mother says he's a good dancer, he is not.
Neal Stastny is a comedian based in New York by way of New Orleans. He performs at clubs in New York and most recently at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.
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.