The much-anticipated 10th Annual Hell Yes Fest is set to return to the vibrant city of New Orleans from November 13th to November 20th, 2023. Organized by Comedy House New Orleans, this iconic comedy festival has been a yearly highlight, drawing comedy enthusiasts and performers from across the country for a decade. You can grab tickets to this year’s festival HERE.
Diverse Comedy Showcases and Unique Opportunities
Hell Yes, Fest has earned its reputation for offering a unique blend of entertainment, featuring more than 50 comedians who bring laughter to multiple downtown venues. This festival is a celebration of diversity, with an array of showcases and special events that cater to a wide range of comedic tastes. It is also a platform that actively supports and provides opportunities for talented comedians.
A Spotlight on Local Talent
In 2023, Hell Yes Fest is making a deliberate shift towards shining a spotlight on the incredible local talent in the New Orleans comedy scene. Notably, every single show during this year’s festival will be hosted and headlined by a local comedian, further emphasizing the wealth of talent within the community.
Exciting New Features for 2023
This year’s edition of Hell Yes Fest introduces several exciting new features to enhance the overall festival experience:
1. Podcasting: Hell Yes Fest is proud to present multiple live podcast recordings throughout the festival, featuring projects from cities as diverse as Boston, New York City, and Oakdale, Louisiana.
2. Expanded Daytime Programming: On Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 PM, festival-goers can enjoy special matinee shows, including “Open Mic From Hell” and “Rapid Fire,” adding even more laughter to their weekend.
3. Industry Meet and Greets: On Saturday at 2:00 PM, Comedy House will host a networking mixer for local and visiting comics, providing an invaluable opportunity for budding comedians to connect with festival bookers, venue owners, and managers.
Multiple Venues for Maximum Laughter
Hell Yes Fest is hosted across five downtown New Orleans venues, each contributing to the festival’s vibrant atmosphere. These venues include Comedy House New Orleans, Courtyard Brewery, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, Howlin’ Wolf Den, and the Grand Joy Theater.