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Today in NOLA 8.23.17


Looking to ball out on a budget? Not a problem, as there are some amazing free events around town today. Bar Redux hosts an outdoor screening of the black comedy Brit flick Trainspotting, while The New Movement founders return for their weekly improv show. Get down without breaking the bank at One Eyed Jacks at the burlesque dance party, or shape up at the Jazz Museum without spending a dime. On this judge in 2002, a three-judge court appeals panel unanimously rejected Edwin Edwards appeal on convictions. Now, more to do this Wednesday. 


The Showman

Johnny Azari Talks Transition From Blues Music to Stand-Up Comedy



A little more than two years ago, Johnny Azari would probably have called himself a musician. But now, the multi-hyphenate artist would count stand-up comedy at the top of his résumé, above his years in music production and his sprawling delta blues career. Fresh off of a 20-state tour across America, where he recorded both an audio album and debut comedy special called The Revolution Will Be Hilarious, Azari spoke with NoDef about everything from life on the road to new marriages and new presidents. 

 


Host, Don't Roast

Local Comedian Offers Tips on Hosting a Show



"I can't stand doing shows where things aren't organized," says young comic Vincent Zambon. 


In the Funny

Hell Yes Fest Kicks Off Week's Worth of Comedy Tomorrow, Ticket Giveaway



New Orleans is on its way to becoming a funny city, and Hell Yes Fest is growing in pace with the Big Easy’s comedy scene.  Kicking off tomorrow, November 12, One Eyed Jacks, the Prytania Theater, and The New Movement Theater are hosting comics from near and afar for a week of stand up and improv. 


Finnegan's Take: 'Are We There Yet' Star Set to Go High-Low at TNM


Time to dust off the daily grind drudgery and get yourself smiling again at The New Movement (1919 Burgundy St.) this weekend with comedian Christian Finnegan. Playing two shows only, Finnegan’s set is surely to satisfy any comedic tastes, whether your thoroughly inebriated or smartly sober, his content suits across the spectrum.


The New Movement Kicks Midnight Mic Over to Stand-up Comics


by Emma Boyce

New Orleans has no shortage of funny characters. Still, aside from a chance performance here and there, New Orleanians have no regular standup scheduled to tickle their funny bone. Starting January 4, Marigny comedyplex The New Movement theater provides a little relief with standup shows every Friday at 11:59 pm.


We Say Hell Yes

Comedy Fest Returns with Stars From All the Tubes



Get ready to laugh yourself silly this weekend as The New Movement Theater’s Hell Yes Fest brings us another set of comedic performances and happening parties.


Hell Yes Fest Announces 2012 Lineup


The New Movement has had a big year, unveiling their new comedy theatre and increasing their funny footprint all over the Crescent City. Later this fall, the comedy group run by locals Chris Trew and Tami Nelson will return with their traditional long weekend of badassery known as Hell Yes Fest, an annual confab featuring national and local comedians performing across New Orleans venues. This year's fest runs November 7-11, and features performers from places across the country like  Austin, Los Angeles, Houston, New York City, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Chicago and even Baton Rouge.


ComedyPlex

The New Movement Opens Comedy Theatre in the Marigny



After years of occupying stages that were also home to brass bands and burlesque, laugh lines now have their own New Orleans address.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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