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An article about NOCAF 2015

 

 

NOCAF 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, Jan 28th 8PM

Thursday, Jan 30th 8PM

Friday, Jan 31st 8PM

Host: Kelly Stone Host: Zach McGovernHost: Jackie Jenkins
Scott Blacks
Mikey Swenson
Juan Lozano
Nikki wantz
Zach McGovern
ComedySportz
The Charlatans
Nikki Wantz
Danny Palmer
Scott Oddo
Jay Flemming
Black by popular demand
The Boys
Scott blacks
Joseph Larkin
Jordan Fried
T-Ray Bergeron
Blair Socci
Kelly Stone
Zach McGovern
Brendon Walsh

Wednesday, 10PM

Thursday, 10PM

Fridady, 10PM

Host: Yvonne LandryHost: T-Ray BergeronHost: Danny Palmer
Phfred
Joseph Larkin
Jackie Jenkins Jr.
Jordan Fried
Walker Hays
Jeffrey Baldinger
Blair Socci
Dj Dougg Pound
Naomi & Friends
The Ladies Room
Tiny Circus
Empty Promises
Ph Fred
Walker hays
Brendon Walsh
Randy Leidtke
Mikey Swenson
Jeffrey Baldinger
Scott Oddo
Juan Lozano
Bill Chott
Randy Leidtke
Dj Dougg Pound

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One week away from NOCAF 2015!! Friday, Jan 30th’s Headliner

Friday JAN 30th:

 

Friday 8PM- Zach McGovern and Brendon Walsh:

zach_brendonZach is a standup comedian and actor originally from Chicago who now calls New York City home. In the 5 years he’s been in NYC he’s honed his chops at all the major clubs as well as the not so major ones and every single dive bar with a half working mic. Zach has been featured on MTV, Rooftop Comedy, and ComedyTime TV to name a few (as in everything he’s done). He was also the warm up comic for the 2 year run of the only British to American TV show ever that didn’t become successful. Zach went to Rock Valley College, for awhile, and now lives in Astoria, NY.

Brendon Walsh established himself in comedy in Austin, TX. In 2004 Brendan won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year he appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character, “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). He was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll” two years in a row as well as appearing on season 9 of Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

In 2008, Brandon was featured in the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, where he returned in 2010 to tape a special for HBO called “Funny As Hell”. Most recently, Berndon has appeared on CONAN on TBS and two episodes of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central. He also recorded a Half Hour stand up special for Comedy Central which will be released in the spring of 2012.

In 2009, Bornden sold a scripted comedy, “Crowded Apartment” to Spike TV and currently has an untitled scripted project in development with Comedy Central. You can also see Brndeon regularly on “The World’s Dumbest” on Tru TV.

 

 

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Friday 10 PM -DJ Dougg Pound
DJ Dougg Pound“DJ Douggpound is the alter ego of Doug Lussenhop, who’s written for shows like The Eric Andre Show, Portlandia, and Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, but might be best known as the guy behind that distinctive Tim & Eric editing style. I think of him almost like the Del Close of internet videos in that he’s the most influential person nobody’s ever heard of. Anyways, Up Our Holes is an album of songs that have that same sensibility. Genre-wise, it kind of shifts from dance rap to really aggressively dry sketches to…uhh I dunno, it’s just supposed to be fun, and it is. So there you go. It’s worth noting that the songs on here have kind of deceptively big ideas (more than his earlier CD Pound It), like “Find Me,” a song about needing to get away from the city that even name-checks Christopher McCandless, or “Fuck No,” maybe the most “traditional” “comedy song,” about not wanting to give someone a ride to a party. Also, as with most of his other projects, there are connections to the larger world of Pound House, Awesome Show, etc. that you can appreciate if you’re into that, but if that’s not your thing, that’s totally cool too!”

 


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One week away from NOCAF 2015!! Thursday, Jan 29th’s Headliners

Thursday, JAN 29th:

 

Thursday 8PM – The Boys

The Boys are what’s left of Chicago Improv supergroups, Children of a Lesser God and The Playboys. Rachael and Susan are The Boys.

This show is improvised, unfettered dumb.

We make it worse.

Susan Messing created and teaches the Level Two curriculum at Chicago’s iO, is a founding member of The Annoyance Theatre, and creates for The Second City, where she is an alumna of the Chicago Main Stage. She is an adjunct professor for The University of Chicago, DePaul University, and The School at Steppenwolf. She performs with Blaine Swen in Blessing @ the iO, and Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance.

Rachael Mason, is the head of Advanced Improvisation for The Second City. In addition, she created the Scenic Improv and Dramatic Improv programs for The Second City Training Center. She has performed with Baby Wants Candy, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, The Second City National Touring Company, and is currently in the cast of The Second City Improv All-Stars.

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Thursday 10PM – Randy Liedtke

 

Randy Liedtke is a Los Angeles based Stand Up Comedian, Actor, and Writer.

He has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Adam Devine’s House Party, and Last Comic Standing.

He was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2013 and was a stand out at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the New Face showcase in 2014. You may have seen him on IFC’s Maron or heard his voice on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

 

 

 

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One week away from NOCAF 2015!! Wednesday, Jan 28th’s Headliners

 Wednesday JAN 28th:

Wednesday 8 PM- All ages show-Featuring the Charlatans Comedy Magic Show

 

At last! Magic, Improv Comedy and Music in one exciting show. Dave Cox (Masters of Illusion) and Bill Chott (Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place) are The Charlatans. Grand finale includes a Murder Mystery! Suitable for All Ages.

 

“The Charlatans” are an experienced and award-winning pair of comedians and magicians. They perform an insane blend of comedy, magic, music and improvisation in a show that recently took the world famous Magic Castle by storm.

The Charlatans are​ ​Dave Cox and Bill Chott​ ​They​ ​are favorites at the World Famous Magic Castle, and known individually for their appearances on TV’s Masters of Illusion and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, respectively. They perform nationally and internationally and are making their New Orleans debut at LaNuit in the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival.

The pair met in 1997 as founders of the long running hit show Opening Night: the Improvised Musical at iO West. Long-time magicians and improvisers in their own right, they discovered that they shared a love for improv, music and especially magic.

 


Wednesday 10 PM- Naomi Grossman and Friends (American Horror Story)

Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of “Pepper” in “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Previously, she wrote, produced, and starred in her second hit solo show, “Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities,” which enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews (“Recommended” by LA Weekly); the show was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it received more critical praise (4 stars: The Scotsman, Broadway Baby, Fringe Review) and a transfer to London’s West End (Leicester Square Theatre). It was later reprised Off Off Broadway in New York. Its predecessor, “Girl in Argentine Landscape,” also received critical acclaim (LA Weekly, “Pick of the Week”) and earned her an LA Weekly Theater Award nomination for best solo performance. Naomi also toured with “Girl…” to Chicago’s Single File Festival, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, and the New York International Fringe Festival. A graduate in theatre from Northwestern University and a former member of the esteemed Groundlings Sunday Company, Naomi has starred in numerous self-penned/produced comedic shorts under her “Red Meat Entertainment” umbrella, as well as recently appeared in her first feature film, “Table for Three.”

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight: ComedySportz at 8PM followed by FREE Open Mic at 11 PM

ComedySportz -Friday and Saturday night @ 8:00 PM.

Unlike most other forms of performance comedy, ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a typical ComedySportz match contains everyone from kids to college students to parents to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended, and if an actlete steps beyond the boundaries of good taste, the “brown bag foul” (a brown paper sack placed over the offending player’s head) will be called to set things straight. If you think “clean” is boring, you owe it to yourself. Free to all students of La Nuit Theater. Tickets are 10 dollars. Now ComedySportz can be seen on two nights Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Ticket’s for both shows can be purchased online below at the paypal link.

Saturday at 8 PM:

 

Adults (18 and over):

 

 

Kids (under 18 years old):

 

 


Friday and Saturday Night Stand Up Open Mic @1100 pm

Every Friday and Saturday night La Nuit Comedy Theater features its stand up showcase at 1100 pm. You’ll see some of the comedians New Orleans has to offer. THE SHOW IS FREE and is one of the longest running stand up open mic comedy shows in New Orleans. Thats right FREE. This is an open mic format show and you’ll see some seasoned ( w/ Zatarans, caution some seasonings may contain peanuts or peanut extracts) veterans as well as first time performers. Sign up is at 10:00 pm. DID WE MENTION IT WAS FREE BECAUSE IT IS!!!

Tonight: ComedySportz @ 8 PM followed by FREE Open Mic at 11 PM

ComedySportz -Friday and Saturday night @ 8:00 PM.

Unlike most other forms of performance comedy, ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a typical ComedySportz match contains everyone from kids to college students to parents to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended, and if an actlete steps beyond the boundaries of good taste, the “brown bag foul” (a brown paper sack placed over the offending player’s head) will be called to set things straight. If you think “clean” is boring, you owe it to yourself. Free to all students of La Nuit Theater. Tickets are 10 dollars. Now ComedySportz can be seen on two nights Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Ticket’s for both shows can be purchased online below at the paypal link.

 

Friday at 8 PM:

 

Adults (18 and over):

 

Kids (under 18 years old):

Friday and Saturday Night Stand Up Open Mic @1100 pm

Every Friday and Saturday night La Nuit Comedy Theater features its stand up showcase at 1100 pm. You’ll see some of the comedians New Orleans has to offer. THE SHOW IS FREE and is one of the longest running stand up open mic comedy shows in New Orleans. Thats right FREE. This is an open mic format show and you’ll see some seasoned ( w/ Zatarans, caution some seasonings may contain peanuts or peanut extracts) veterans as well as first time performers. Sign up is at 10:00 pm. DID WE MENTION IT WAS FREE BECAUSE IT IS!!!

NOCAF 2015: Featured Headliners

Wednesday, Jan 28th @ 8 PM- The Charlatans Comedy Magic Show








>http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#thecharlatans

Wednesday, Jan 28th @10 PM-Naomi Grossman and Friends








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Thursday, Jan 29th @ 8 PM-The Boys







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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#theboys

Thursday, Jan 29th @ 10 PM- Randy Liedtke







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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#randyliedtke

Friday, Jan 30th @ 8 PM- Zach McGovern and Brendon Walsh







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Friday, Jan 30th @ 10 PM- DJ Dougg Pound








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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#djdouggpound

Wednesday, Jan 28th @ 8 PM- The Charlatans Comedy Magic Show








>http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#thecharlatans

Wednesday, Jan 28th @10 PM-Naomi Grossman and Friends








http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#naomigrossman

Thursday, Jan 29th @ 8 PM-The Boys







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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#theboys

Thursday, Jan 29th @ 10 PM- Randy Liedtke







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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#randyliedtke

Friday, Jan 30th @ 8 PM- Zach McGovern and Brendon Walsh







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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#zachmcgovern

Friday, Jan 30th @ 10 PM- DJ Dougg Pound








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http://nolacomedy.com/new-orleans-comedy-and-arts-festival-2015/#djdouggpound