Tampa’s annual celebration of trio, duo, and solo improv comedy

August 7-11, 2024
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

2024 Festival Sponsors

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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.

The Countdown Improv Festival is a project of Countdown Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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

Thanks to all of our 2023 Festival Supporters

The details:

When: August 7-11, 2024

Where: HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, 1411 E. 11th Ave.,Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Contact us: countdownimprovfestival at gmail dot com