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Monday, June 18, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (June 18, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 6:40 PM

Billy Wayne Davis performs three shows in New Orleans during "The Weekend Bender." - COURTESY BILLY WAYNE DAVIS
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  • Billy Wayne Davis performs three shows in New Orleans during "The Weekend Bender."

Standup comic Billy Wayne Davis returns to New Orleans this week for three shows on "The Weekend Bender," with appearances at Sidney's Saloon June 21, Maison June 22, and the AllWays Lounge June 23. The Nashville comedian has appeared on Conan and released Live at Third Man Records in 2016.

The locally produced "Weekend Bender" showcases aim to recreate a virtual comedy club experience (in a comedy club-free town, at least in the "two drink-minimum" variety) with shows spread around a few downtown venues anchored by local comics.

Find details below, plus more standup, improv, sketch and open mics around town this week.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (June 11, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 4:35 PM

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This week's calendar has a sex talk show, an insult comedy competition, a stand-up comedy drinking game, plus your favorite standup comedy showcases, open mics, improv shows and more.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (June 4, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM

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Your weekly roundup of what's on the comedy calendar has a Pride edition of storytelling showcase Greetings, From Queer Mountain, plus an improvised movie, a standup comedy benefit for Eden House, and more standup, improv and open mics.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (May 28, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Duncan Pace hosts standup open mic NOLA Comedy Hour at Hi-Ho Lounge on Sundays.
  • Duncan Pace hosts standup open mic NOLA Comedy Hour at Hi-Ho Lounge on Sundays.

This week's comedy calendar has hecklers vs. comics, drunk storytelling, the returns of Fake News and Stoned vs. Drunk vs. Sober, plus your weekly open mics, improv shows and more.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (May 22, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Dina Martina performs at One Eyed Jacks May 22. - PHOTO BY DAVID BELISLE
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  • Dina Martina performs at One Eyed Jacks May 22.

Here's your weekly comedy calendar, from standup and open mics to sketch, improv, drag and gameshows.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (May 14, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM

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The post-"large events" season kicks in with a hefty week of New Orleans comedy. Here's your local goof calendar for this week, from comedy drinking gameshows to lots of standup, improv and anything-goes open mics:

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (May 7, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Mark Normand performs at the Dragon's Den May 11.
  • Mark Normand performs at the Dragon's Den May 11.

Here's your weekly look at comedy shows in New Orleans, from open mics to storytelling shows, improv, the return of Mark Normand and more.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (April 30, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 6:45 PM

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Your weekly guide to comedy shows around town, below:

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Comedy in New Orleans this week (April 23, 2018)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 1:20 PM

SNL's Pete Davidson performs with castmembers Mikey Day and Luke Null at Tulane April 26. - PHOTO COURTESY COMEDY CENTRAL
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  • SNL's Pete Davidson performs with castmembers Mikey Day and Luke Null at Tulane April 26.

It's the jazziest, festiest time of year, but here's this week's rundown of standup comedy, sketch, improv and variety shows in New Orleans.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: The Simpsons do New Orleans in 'Lisa Gets the Blues'

Posted By on Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Homer gets the hot sausage special at Gene's Po-Boy.
  • Homer gets the hot sausage special at Gene's Po-Boy.

The Simpsons
have been on TV for 29 years, meaning there are college graduates who have never known a non-Simpsons world. In all that time, the show has only taken on New Orleans twice: in "A Streetcar Named Marge" (1992), in which Marge Simpson gets a role in a community theater production of Streetcar! (a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire) and 1997's "The Simpsons' Spin-Off Showcase," which featured a segment called "Chief Wiggum, P.I.," in which the Springfield police chief moves to New Orleans.


Tonight the titular family actually came to New Orleans in an episode called "Lisa Gets the Blues," in which Lisa Simpson rediscovers her passion for jazz when the Simpsons vacation in New Orleans. Trombone Shorty guest-starred in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo.

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