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Hell Yes Fest is the comedy festival that New Orleans deserves, highlighting local standouts as well as nationally recognized acts.
Hell Yes Fest is the comedy festival that New Orleans deserves, highlighting local standouts as well as nationally recognized acts.
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Hell Yes Fest is the comedy festival that a great city like New Orleans deserves. We plan on bringing in top shelf talent from around the country while highlighting hard-working locals. We plan on making this event accessible to as many people in the city as possible, showing the locals that the comedy scene here is legit. We plan on showing out-of-town talent how amazing New Orleans is. We'd love your help to make this annual event as big and wonderful as it can be. Money raised will be used to bring in performers and raise awareness locally. The festival will take place November 9th-12th, 2011.

About Hell Yes Fest:
Hell Yes Fest is curated and produced by Chris Trew, a New Orleans native and comedy festival veteran having performed, headlined or produced dozens of events since 2005. The event runs every April in Austin, TX and every November in New Orleans, LA. 

About TNM:
The New Movement started in Austin, TX in 2009, solidifying central Texas as a breeding ground for comedic talent. Since then, TNM has maintained a presence around the country by producing comedy tours (Hashtag Comedy Tour; Dream of Meal; Air Sex World Championships), festivals (Megaphone Marathons, Hell Yes Fest) and film projects (Comedy Central's "The House That Drips Blood on Alex"). Now TNM has expanded to New Orleans, LA (hometown of founders Chris Trew and Tami Nelson) with the goal of putting New Orleans on the comedy map. Together with the help of local sketch comedy mainstays Stupid Time Machine, The New Movement is excited to bring something special to the greatest city in the world. 

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    A limited edition* Hell Yes Fest silk screened poster. *Actually is limited.

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    Future professional wrestling manager of the decade, ChrisTrew.biz, will cut a promo against whatever you want, whoever you want and upload it to his YouTube page for all to see.

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    Be the special guest monologist for our flagship event, The Megaphone Show! We spin your true stories into comedy gold. We'll also put 10 of your favorite people on the guest list that night.

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    An early bird all access pass to Hell Yes Fest. When the schedule is announced it is VERY likely that this price will increase so get these early birds while you can!

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    The Studio8.net Ultimate Prize Pack! We'll give you 1 of everything (subject to availability) we've got. Terp2it shirt and cd's, Brock LaBorde books, t-shirts and schwag from The House That Drips Blood on Alex, TNM t-shirts, whatever else we can find shipped anywhere in the United States. Includes two tickets to any show at Hell Yes Fest.

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    Get invited to the post festival Pizza Party where we talk about the awesome weekend, how much fun we had, what we'd like to improve upon, etc. You get to listen in on that AND eat some free pizza. We'll also give you an all-access pass to the festival.

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    One free ticket to every single show we ever do until July 2012. We'll give you a special card and voila! You're in! This is good in Austin OR New Orleans. Includes 4 tickets to any show at this year's Hell Yes Fest.

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    We'll teach a private introduction to improv class to you and up to 9 more people. Location TBD. Redeemable in Austin, Houston or New Orleans. Includes 4 tickets to any show at this year's Hell Yes Fest.

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    Sponsor the 3 day mini-tour that runs from Austin, Tx to New Orleans, La to kick-off Hell Yes Fest! Your logo on all posters, mentions before, during and after each show and frequent social media mentions. Includes 4 tickets to any show at this year's Hell Yes Fest.

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    We'll put your logo on all of our posters and on our website and mention you frequently throughout the festival before and after shows. You'll also get 8 tickets to any show you choose.

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    We'll give you naming rights to a night of the festival. First come first serve. Includes 8 free tickets to any show and whatever you want highlighted on our posters and website and frequent social media mentions.

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    You get to say you produced a comedy festival which gives you something really awesome to talk about at parties. You also get a poster, all-access pass and whatever other fun HYF schwag becomes available.

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