April Fools’ Day in NOLA 2019: The local gags, jokes

Here are this year's local jokesters.

by Clint Durrett
April 1, 2019

After a trip around the sun (sorry, not sorry, flat Earthers), we’re back for another day of pranks, gags and jokes on April 1. In the media business, one has to be careful. Bosses will tell you if a story sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Now, across the interwebs Monday you’ll find plenty of jokes from the likes of Google (Tulip talking anyone?) or Halo Top’s edible ice cream face mask. But here at home, we’re cooking up gags of our own, many of which seem to point to smells of NOLA.

Without further ado, here are this year’s local jokesters. If you see more local businesses hamming it up, tag us with @verylocalnola and we’ll toss into this here bucket of belly laughs.

Dat Dog

Where’s the beef? In the bath. 


Crab Boil Laundry Detergent – smell like a Sunday, we say. 

Tulane University

Wouldn’t this be a great way to cool off, tho???

Audubon Institute

Eau de NO

Tony Chachere’s

Mood-changing crawfish.

Live for Live Music

This April Fools’ post had some people “dazed and confused.”

Canal St. Chronicles

San Antonio Saints? Nope. Not happening. 

Raising Canes

The bread. THE BREAD.


Well. Ok. 😒

Hi. I’m Clint. I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

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