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Sarah Silverman to headline Hell Yes Fest with Saenger Theatre show Oct. 16

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click to enlarge Sarah Silverman will headline this year's Hell Yes Fest.
  • Sarah Silverman will headline this year's Hell Yes Fest.

This year's Hell Yes Fest comedy festival will include Sarah SilvermanNick Swardson, Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah), Clayton English and the stars of MTV's Girl Code, organizers announced tonight at the Joy Theater.

Silverman will perform standup at the Saenger Theatre Oct. 16 as the capper on the festival, which runs Oct. 7-16. Hundreds of acts from the worlds of standup comedy, sketch comedy and improv will be featured at various venues around the city, including the Saenger and Joy Theaters, NOLA Brewing Co., The New Movement, the Hi-Ho Lounge and the Art Garage. Tickets will be available at the festival's website.

This is the fifth annual Hell Yes Fest, which has outgrown his homemade origins and now presents a mix of nationally recognized acts in large theaters alongside local and regional comics in spaces along St. Claude Avenue. This year, NOLA Brewing Co.'s taproom on Tchoupitoulas Street becomes a major venue as well. 

Under the cut: some of the acts that were announced tonight. The festival promises more talent announcements in coming days and weeks.

click to enlarge Clayton English performs at NOLA Brewing Co. Oct. 11.
  • Clayton English performs at NOLA Brewing Co. Oct. 11.
Clayton English
Mon. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
NOLA Brewing Co.

Cameron Esposito
plus Rhea Butcher
Tue. Oct. 11, 8 p.m.
The Joy Theater

Stars of MTV’s Girl Code Showcase
featuring Carly Aquilino, Jamie Lee, Annie Lederman
Thu. Oct. 13, 10 p.m.
The Joy Theater

Nick Swardson 
Fri. Oct. 14, 7:30 & 10 p.m. (the 10 p.m. show opens with the winner of the Hell Yes NEXT competition)
The Joy Theater

click to enlarge Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah) will bring his Homecoming King show to NOLA Brewing Oct. 14.
  • Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah) will bring his Homecoming King show to NOLA Brewing Oct. 14.
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Fri. Oct. 14, 10 p.m.
NOLA Brewing Co.

Fortune Feimster
plus Ian Karmel, Jo Firestone, and Matt Ingebretson
Sat. Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
NOLA Brewing Co.

Sarah Silverman
Sun. Oct. 16, 8 p.m.
Saenger Theatre


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