10:30pm – Hell Yes Fest presents: Al Jackson

Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson” special, and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, “Officially Amazing”. Al has also be seen on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, on FXX’s “Legit”, on GSN’s Mind of a Man”, on the NickMOM series, “Parental Discretion” and will be on all 16 episodes of TruTV’s “How To Be A Grown Up” set to premiere October 2014.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and winning several comedy competitions, Al further built his resume with a series of credits including: TBS’ “Comedy Cuts”, Showtime’s “Louie Anderson Presents”, hosting FOX’s nationally syndicated travel show “Awesome Adventures”, and writing for TruTV’s “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal”. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver NY Stand-Up Special”, “50 Super Epic TV Moments” and “50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops” (both on the E! Network), and serving as a coach on an Emmy-winning season of MTV’s “MADE”. Al can also be heard on the radio via the nationally syndicated “Bob & Tom Show” and on the “Opie & Anthony” show.

In addition to his work in television and radio, Al performs regularly at colleges, comedy clubs, and prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where, in 2011, he was voted one of the Best of the Fest.

Hosted by CJ Hunt.

This show is presented by Hell Yes Fest, a fun comedy festival held October 1st-11th in New Orleans. Hell Yes Fest is a barrage of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy, films, and tons of other surprises.

HYF: The Kickstarted Sketch Show

Every sketch in this show was written by a different donor to TNM’s Kickstarter project earlier in 2014. Fortunately for us and the show’s audience, these writers all turned in wonderful sketches. Enjoy!

Writers: Alison Sheesley, Amanda G, Amy Jordan & Jason Sawyer, Helen Krieger & Joseph Meissner, Leslie Jones, Robert Sheesley, & Ryan Sparks.
Director: Jessica Hong
Cast: TBD

$10 online/$12 door
BYOB

If you’re looking for a hell of a deal, you can buy All Fest Wristbands for less than $100, and they get you into every Hell Yes Fest show all week long, priority seating, access to cool parties, & more! Over 40 shows, 8 venues, & more than 100 comedians from all over the country – GET YOURS NOW!

Hell Yes Film Fest: The Wiseau Awards

For the first time in its history, the Hell Yes Film Fest is hosting an awards show like no other. Dedicated to one of the greatest film directors of all time, Tommy Wiseau, the Wiseau Awards will celebrate all the best and worst films submitted to this year’s festival. A parade of actual celebrities and famous idiots will be presenting actual physical Wiseau Awards throughout the ceremony and we expect it to be exactly like the Oscars but a lot dumber and more prestigious.

$10 online/$12 door
BYOB

If you’re looking for a hell of a deal, you can buy All Fest Wristbands for less than $100, and they get you into every Hell Yes Fest show all week long, priority seating, access to cool parties, & more! Over 40 shows, 8 venues, & more than 100 comedians from all over the country – GET YOURS NOW!

HYF: Improv Workshop w/Vanessa Gonzalez

Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 3:30pm-6pm
Cost: $25

Description:

Don’t Dwell on the Past w/Vanessa Gonzalez
When adding information or heightening in a scene we often get stuck in the past with lines like, “You always do this!” or “Remember what happened last week?” We all remember last week so let’s forget about it and deal with the present! Let’s break out of stagnate scenes and add information that we can play with to make our scenes more energetic. In this workshop we’ll focus on game and heightening in the present using character, relationship and environment.
About the Instructor:
Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser and sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches and performs regularly at The New Movement. Vanessa has toured the country with the Air Sex Championships and her solo sketch show I Don’t Know Words. She has also been featured in comedy festivals such as, FunFunFun Fest, Hell Yes Fest, Chicago Sketch Fest and Moontower Comedy Fest. This past May, her solo show was featured in the headlining sketch slot at the Women in Comedy Festival. When she’s not touring, she helps write and produce the weekly sketch show Bad Example. Follow her! @Buhnessa
https://www.vanessacomedy.com
https://www.facebook.com/BadExampleSketch

Questions? Contact TNMnola@gmail.com!