New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Showcase at La Nuit Comedy Theater (Photo Feature)

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Attendees lineup in front of the 4th annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Showcase at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret St. Wednesday night. "New Orleans has a very big music scene, but a small comedy scene. This is an opportunity for us all," said comedian Amy Anderson. "A lot of big time industry people are here, so it's a great opportunity for local performers to be seen," said comedian Bill Chott, from Los Angeles, who plays the principle on Wizards of Waverly Place. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Jackie Jenkins Jr. laughs as he performs at the 4th annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Showcase at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret St. Wednesday night. The three day festival has local performers as well as performers from as far as California. The festival continues until Friday with sets at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $9. "It's good to see all the people here and the improv and the comedy together," said Jenkins. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Joseph Tolpi, 20, of Metairie performs at the 4th annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Showcase at La Nuit Comedy Theater. "I like entertaining people," said Tolpi.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees laugh out loud at the comedy festival Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Theater director Byron Raila at the 4th annual New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and Showcase at La Nuit Comedy Theater on Freret St. Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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