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Comedy events and festivals in New Orleans this week (Oct. 10-16, 2017) 

John Mulaney and Japan Fest


John Mulaney
Sun. Oct. 15 | Stand-up comedian and writer John Mulaney's Kid Gorgeous tour follows his acclaimed specials New in Town and The Comeback Kid as well as a Broadway run of Oh, Hello with Nick Kroll, in which the comics portray insufferable old Upper West Siders. There are shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

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Japan Fest
Sat. Oct. 14 | The festival highlights traditional Japanese culture (taiko drumming, dance, martial arts, growing bonsai trees, a kimono-dressing demonstration) as well as current fads, such as cosplay, Pokemon costuming and a Lolita fashion show. There's also Japanese food. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.


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