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Hell Yes Fest Brings Big Laughs to the Big Easy All November

New Orleans’ biggest comedy event is back for its seventh year. Since 2011, Hell Yes Fest has been hailed as the Gulf South’s largest comedy festival.

With past performances from Sarah Silverman, Eric Andre, Aparna Nancherla, and Nick Swardson, Hell Yes Fest welcomes diverse acts from around the world. From stand-up to improv and everything in between, this is the perfect time to spend a chilly night in with a cold drink and warm laughs.

While past years have showcased multiple venues, this year they’re cutting down the number of clubs and bumping up the number of weekends. All showcases will run exclusively out of The New Movement, New Orleans’ only full-time comedy venue. With the beautifully renovated space as their home, the festival will hold two performances every Thursday and Sunday, and three on Fridays and Saturdays.

“We will continue to experiment with new formats” said Chris Trew, director of Hell Yes Fest and co-owner of The New Movement. “We’ve done the huge headliner thing, we’ve done the sprawling festival that was all over the city, and everything in between. This year we are focusing our efforts on artist experience and donating proceeds to charities.”

This year, the proceeds from all festival shows will go to organizations helping to empower sexual assault survivors and educate the public on its surrounding issues. The festival also opens every week with an all-female comedy showcase called “The Coven.”

Individual show tickets are on sale now. Some are priced as low as $5. “VIP-IZZA” passes are also available. These include priority seating, bar discounts, and free pizza.

Check Out the Hell Yes Fest Schedule Below

November 1st – 4th
Thursday 8:00p: Coven
Thursday 9:30p: $5 Fest Night

Friday 8:00p: Fight Club Sandwich
Friday 9:30p: The Stand-Up Showdown

Saturday 8:00p: Solid Gold
Saturday 9:30p: The Saturday Night SmashUp

Sunday 7:00p: The Secret Show

November 8th – 11th
Thursday 8:00p: Coven
Thursday 9:30p: $5 Fest Night

Friday 8:00p: The Very, Very Variety Show
Friday 9:30p: The Stand-Up Showdown

Saturday 8:00p: The New Movement Mainstage
Saturday 9:30p: The Very, Very Variety Show

Sunday 7:00p: The Secret Show

November 15th – 18th
Thursday 8:00p: Coven
Thursday 9:30p: $5 Fest Night

Friday 8:00p: Canada Showcase
Friday 9:30p: The Stand-Up Showdown

Saturday 8:00p: Canada Showcase
Saturday 9:30p: The Stand-Up Showdown

Sunday 7:00p: The Secret Show

More info on pricing and ticket packages can be found on the Hell Yes Fest website.
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