Apply to the Countdown Improv Festival: August 10-13, 2022

Thanks for your interest in the 2022 Countdown Improv Festival, the world’s only improv comedy festival exclusively for trio, duo, and solo performers.

This year’s festival will run from August 10-13 in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. As of this writing, most of the festival will take place live and in person. Pending performer interest, Wednesday, August 10 will be reserved for online-only performances.

We will be accepting submissions from March 18 through May 11, and will inform all teams of our decisions by mid-May. Submission prices are as follows: $25 from March 18-20, $30 from March 21-April 30, $35 from May 1-7, and $40 from May 8-11.

All submission fees are used to offset festival production costs. If you cannot afford the submission fee, please send us an email at countdownimprovfestival at gmail dot com with the subject line “Fee Waiver,” and we’ll work something out.

We will not begin reviewing submissions until after May 11; still, we encourage you to save yourself a few bucks and submit early. Please note: All submission fees are non-refundable.

COVID-19 and the Countdown Improv Festival

The 2022 Countdown Improv Festival will be held live and in person in Tampa, Florida. That said, we are prepared to postpone the festival or pivot to a fully online festival on short notice if it becomes clear that it wouldn’t make sense to host an in-person festival in mid-August. Our primary concern is the health and safety of all participants, and if we can’t safely host an in-person festival in mid-August, then we just won’t do it.


Before completing the application form, please take a few minutes to review our submission guidelines, even if you have performed with us before. (A lot has changed since last year! There is a lot of good information in these guidelines!) Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Countdown Improv Festival, and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

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