Hell Yes Fest is Cracking Up

The stereotype of stand-up comedians is that they’re neurotic messes. The game show structure behind Comedy Central’s @Midnight seems to heighten the stand-up contestants’ antic qualities, and NPR’s Linda Holmes affectionately described comedian Marc Maron as “an open wound”—a phrasing he might not choose but an emotional assessment he doesn’t deny.

Tonight Sean Patton, Kyle Kinane and Friends Get Serious

It’s hard to believe that New Orleans was once considered a dead zone for comedy. I’ve heard comics talk about the challenge of holding the attention of  drunken tourists (as if that’s all there is to New Orleans), but whatever the reason for the change, New Orleans now gets solid comedy shows on a very regular basis.