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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hell Yes Fest comedy festival announces 2012 lineup

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Christian Finnegan
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The second annual New Orleans edition of Hell Yes Fest features standup comic headliners Christian Finnegan and Duncan Trussell and dozens of standups, improv groups and other acts over six days in November.

The festival also features a keynote address from honorary Hell Yes Fest chairman Joey Greco, host of late-night television staple Cheaters.

Last year's inaugural festival was a four-day event held at three venues with more than 30 performers. This year, the festival expands to a week of shows and more than double the performers. Venues include The Republic to The New Movement, The Shadowbox Theatre, Cafe Istanbul, Siberia and the Hi-Ho Lounge. Events kick off Nov. 6 and continue through Nov. 11. Tickets will be available online.

Standup comic Christian Finnegan was a regular talking head on VH1's Best Week Ever and has appeared on Chapelle's Show and other series, and fellow standup Trussell hosts the fantastic The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast and is also a writer and actor.

Other performers include noted monologist Kambri Crews, standup comic Rory Scovel, Improv Olympic's World Boner Alliance, New Orleans-New York comic Sean Patton, Austin's Kath Barbadoro, the Altercation Punk Comedy Hour, and former Road Rules-er Theo Von, among dozens others.

Read the full lineup after the jump.

Christian Finnegan
Duncan Trussell
Kambri Crews
Rory Scovel
World Boner Alliance
Sean Patton
Kath Barbadoro
Altercation Punk Comedy Hour
Theo Von
Chris Trew
Karl Hess
Andrew Polk
Dane Faucheux
Katie East
CB Radio
Duncan Carson
Amy Anderson
You Don't Know the Half of It
The Friday 40 drinking show
Cassidy Henehan
Mickey Henehan
Mike Wiebe
Nick Mullen
Cameron Buchholtz
Shawn Dugas
The Megaphone Show
Jake Weisman
Shipwrecked! A Storytelling Showcase
Scotland Green
Cyrus Cooper
NOLA Comedy Hour
Addy Najera
Matt Ingebretson
Bradchad Porter
Personality Plus
Mack Lindsay
JT Habersaat
Joe Hafkey
Rob Gagnon
Drew Platt
Christina Parrish
Joe Staats
Stupid Time Machine
Andrew Healan
The Green Team
Leon Blanda
Hell Yes Homecoming
Richmond Comedy Coalition

More acts will be announced.

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