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Hell Yes Next finals
8 p.m. June 24
The Joy Theater
Hell Yes Fest and Stand-Up NOLA host the final round of the comedy contest. New Orleans comedians Mary-Devon Dupuy, Dane Faucheux, Benjamin Hoffman, Lane Lonion, Addy Najera and Vincent Zambon perform for a slot in the annual comedy festival. $20-$30.

Stoned Vs. Drunk Vs. Sober
10:30 p.m. June 24
The New Movement
Jessica Hong hosts a stand-up comedy competition in which teams of comedians perform their sets in the titular states of inebriation. $10.

Whoopi Goldberg
8 p.m. June 25
Saenger Theatre
The comedian and actor performs "unique observations on current events and a wide variety of topics" on her mind. $25-$100.

8:45 p.m. June 26
The Broad Theater
Massive Fraud's flagship event pairs filmed sketch comedy with live stand-up. $5.

Close Me Out
8 p.m. July 2
Hi-Ho Lounge
Andrew Healan hosts a drunk storytelling show with comics and notable locals. $5.

Flight of the Conchords
8 p.m. July 11
Saenger Theatre
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie bring their acclaimed musical comedy outfit to the U.S. with new material. $35-$54.

Ron White
8 p.m. Aug. 12
Saenger Theatre
The cigar-chomping, Scotch-swilling stand-up comic performs. $57-$82.

Your weekly New Orleans comedy calendar


Bear With Me
8:30 p.m.
Twelve Mile Limit
Comedians Julie Mitchell and Laura Sanders host an open mic with free food. Sign up at 8:30 p.m. Free.


Comedy Beast
8:30 p.m.
The Howlin' Wolf Den
Massive Fraud hosts a stand-up comedy showcase with local and touring comics. Free.

Comedy Catastrophe
10:30 p.m.
Lost Love LoungevCassidy Henehan hosts a stand-up show with late-night sets from local and visiting comics. Free


Comedy Gold
7 p.m.
House of Blues
Leon Blanda hosts a stand-up showcase. Free

Dean's List
8 p.m.
The New Movement
The trio — featuring Margee Green, Cyrus Cooper and Kaitlin Marone — performs wildly unpredictable, smart, weird and energetic improv. Free.

Think You're Funny?
8 p.m.
Carrollton Station
Cassidy and Mickey Henehan host this long-running open mic. Sign up at 8 p.m. Free.

Chris & Tami
9:30 p.m.
The New Movement
The theater founders perform longform improv as a duo. Free.


Night Church
8 p.m.
Sidney's Saloon
Paul Oswell and Benjamin Hoffman host a stand-up comedy showcase — with complimentary ice cream. Free.

The JetBlacks!
9:30 p.m.
The New MovementvThe troupe performs the famous Harold format with guest comedians. $5.


Comedy F— Yeah
8 p.m.
Dragon's Den
Vincent Zambon and Mary- Devon Dupuy host a stand-up show with local and touring comics. Free.

The Franchise
9 p.m.
The New Movement
The theater's best improvisers and troupes perform. $5.


Go Ahead
7:30 p.m.
The New MovementvShawn Dugas and Kaitlin Marone host comics performing longer sets. Free.

Local Uproar
8 p.m.
AllWays Lounge
Local and visiting comics perform. Free.

The Megaphone Show
10:30 p.m.
The New Movement
Notable locals tell true stories that inspire the cast's improv in the theater's flagship show. $10.


NOLA Comedy Open Mic
7:30 p.m.
Hi-Ho Lounge
Duncan Pace hosts an open mic. Sign up at 7:30 p.m. Free.

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