Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, more set to headline New Orleans comedy festival

Damon WayansNew Orleans, the jewel of the American south, has been having a pretty rough go of it lately, what with all the offshore oil spillage and hurricane pounding and what have you. But thankfully, a collective of comedians are set to touch down this Memorial Day weekend, to battle crude oil with crude, lewd, hilarious comedy.

Yes indeed, it’s the Big Easy Comedy Festival. Throwing down on May 27-30 at NOLA’s Lakefront Arena, we’re willing to bet that even Bourbon Street’s never looked so bawdy. The likes of Damon Wayans, Mike Epps and D.L. Hughley are set to headline the fest. Check out the full lineup after the jump. And be sure to check out the fest’s official site for more info.

Mike Epps

Damon Wayans


D.L. Hughley

Bruce Bruce

Arnez J

Anthony Anderson


J. Anthony Brown

George Willborn

Gary Owen

John Witherspoon

Don D.C. Curry

Jay Lamont


Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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