The Countdown Improv Festival is an annual celebration of solo, duo, and trio improv comedy.

“An absolute gem of a festival in a cozy, historic neighborhood that celebrates small-group improv.” –Kevin Miller

August 12-16, 2020

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2020 Festival Sponsors:

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Photo: Dan Deming-Henes

“The Countdown Improv Festival is what festivals should be about: love, fun, collaboration, laughter, good will, discovery, networking, growth, and more. And the Countdown Festival oozes this great stuff.” –Steve Cobb

The Countdown Improv Festival is the world’s only improv festival exclusively devoted to trio, duo, and solo improv comedy. Our goal for the festival is simple: We aim to provide the best performer experience on the improv festival circuit. Not only do we strive to make every single performer feel welcomed, valued, and empowered to do their best work, we also strive to make the festival a fun and joyful experience from start to finish. We pay attention to every single detail, and when something goes wrong, we stop and we fix it. The best improv festivals are true community events; the Countdown Improv Festival creates a sense of community among all who participate. Come join us and fall in love with improv festivals all over again.

Support the Countdown Improv Festival

The Countdown Improv Festival would not be possible without the generous support of its corporate sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers of all sorts. To learn more about ways to support the festival, please follow the links below.

The details:

When: August 2021

Where: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida; and streaming online at

Contact us: countdownimprovfestival at gmail dot com