2023 Festival Lineup

We are excited to announce the lineup for the 2023 Countdown Improv Festival!

This year’s festival will be our biggest and best festival yet. Featuring 76 different trio, duo, and solo acts from 18 different states (plus the District of Columbia), the 2023 Countdown Improv Festival will take place from Wednesday, August 9 through Saturday, August 12. Tickets are available here. A full show schedule is available here.

123 Avenue D (Madison, Wis.)
The Absent-Minded Professor (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Alexander (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Ant Farm (Orlando, Fla.)
Big Bang (Boston, Mass.)
Bingewatch (San Francisco, Calif.)


Bryan vs. Music (Portland, Ore.)
BS and Dave (San Antonio, Texas)
BUTT CANDLE (Chicago, Ill.)
Camera (Madison, Wis.)
Can’t Buy a Thrill (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Carpool (Orlando, Fla.)
CatBird (Boynton Beach, Fla.)


CatBomb (Long Grove, Ill.)
ChemisThree (Miami, Fla.)
CLUTCH (Miami, Fla.)
The Conglomeration (Tampa, Fla.)
Cowboy Kevin Rides Again (Riverview, Fla.)

Dancing with Disaster
Photo: Alex Lee

Crossed Wires (Madison, Wis.)
Cuzzins (Miami, Fla.)
Da’Boyz (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Daddy’s Little Nest Egg (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Dancing with Disaster (Chicago, Ill. / Schenectady, N.Y.)

Four First Names
Photo: Alex Lee

Dueling Richards (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
The Bryan Fernando Improv Experience ft. Bryan Fernando (Portland, Ore.)
FLY (Orlando, Fla.)
Four First Names (Orlando, Fla.)

Gamesome Frolic

The Friendship Show (San Francisco, Calif.)
From Justin to Kelly (New York, N.Y.)
FST Improv (Sarasota, Fla.)
Gamesome Frolic (San Francisco, Calif.)
The Grownups (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Happy to Be Here

Happy to Be Here (Orlando, Fla.)
The Harmonica John Show (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
He Said They Said (State College, Pa.)
Honk & Wave (Tampa/St. Pete, Fla.)


Hot Mess! The Musical (Chicago, Ill./Kansas City, Mo.)
Hype Squad (Tampa, Fla.)
I Am the Show (Chicago, Ill.)
ImprompTwo (Sarasota, Fla.)
Improñol (Chicago, Ill.)


It’s All About Amy (St. Augustine, Fla.)
Ivories Guy (Naples, Fla.)
Kapusta Improv Troupe (Bradenton, Fla.)
Kat and Kelly: Uninterrupted (NYC/West Palm Beach, Fla.)
LimboLand (New York, N.Y.)

Mom & Dad

The Magnificent 7 (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Matt Walker Just Got the Very Worst News (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Mixed Emojis (Clearwater, Fla.)
The Kevin Michalski Improv Trio (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Mom & Dad (Atlanta, Ga.)

… mumbles …
Photo: Alex Lee

… mumbles … (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Casey J. Newman (The Villages, Fla.)
Nothing to See Here but a Normal Improv Show This Is Fine (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Ohio (Madison, Wis.)


Okay Google (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Ophelia’s Rope (Houston, Texas)
Playtime with Patrick and Preston (Chicago, Ill.)
¡Punctuation.Marks! (Miami, Fla.)
RC Cola Presents: Wisconsin Laugh Trip, Brought to You by RC Cola (Richmond, Va.)


Ready Set No! (Baltimore, Md.)
Screaming Armadillo Comedy Presents: Stories by the Campfire… to Die For (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Shrubzy and the Boy (Orlando, Fla.)
Slashie (Chicago, Ill.)
Sloogle (St. Louis, Mo.)

Small Town (Houston, Texas)
Solovela (Plantation, Fla.)
Splonge (Sarasota, Fla.)
Supreme Court Jesters (Orlando, Fla.)
The Three Insane Rituals (Los Angeles, Calif.)


Together/By Myself: A Solo Improv Experience (Coconut Creek, Fla.)
Too Shy Guys (Dallas, Texas)
Unconsciously Coupled (Sarasota, Fla.)
Wallares (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Wisenheimer (Des Moines, Iowa)
With(Drew) (Chicago, Ill. / Tampa, Fla.)

And introducing the 2023 Countdown Improv Festival Ensemble:

Larry Bukovey (Trinity, Fla.)
Daniel Dagesse (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Victoria Koenitzer (San Diego, Calif.)
Joe Llorens (Orlando, Fla.)
Harvey Shifrin (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.)
Randy Wood (Seattle, Wash.)

Directed by Liz Marcucci (St. Petersburg, Fla.)