Spanning multiple nights and venues, Hell Yes Fest has been the Gulf South’s largest comedy festival since 2011 celebrating a diverse lineup of acts from around the world every November.
In addition to stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy submissions we’d also love to hear about your specialty format show, your live podcast, or your idea for a bizarre competition. We pride ourselves on curating a brand new festival experience every year and can’t wait to see your weird pitches.
Keep in mind we also use your submission for bookings year round in the New Orleans area. Hell Yes Fest is the main event but if we feel you’re a good fit for one of our mini-fests in the New Orleans area we’ll let you know! There’s also plenty of local showcases year-round and we’d be happy to connect you with show runners.
(Note: if you’re a comic based in the New Orleans area, please bypass the submission fee)
When you’re ready to submit, first pay the submission fee:
Hell Yes Fest 2018 submission fee
Then fill out this form.
All accepted acts receive payment for their show, multiple performances, opportunities for free and/or discounted food through the fest, and are required to sign our performer behavioral policy. Submissions due May 25th.
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