Apply to the Countdown Improv Festival: August 7-10, 2024

Thanks for your interest in the 2024 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 7-10 in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. The entire festival will take place live and in person. Feel free to read about why we think we’re the best improv festival around. Hooray!

We will be accepting submissions from February 5 through March 20, and will inform all teams of our decisions by early April. Submission prices are as follows: $25 from February 5-6, $30 from February 7-29, $35 from March 1-17, and $40 from March 18-20. (The original submission deadline was March 19, but we extended the deadline by one day in response to applicant requests.)

All submission fees are used to offset festival production costs. The staggered pricing structure is meant to discourage performers from waiting until the very last minute to submit their shows. If the submission fee is out of your reach for whatever reason, please send us an email at countdownimprovfestival at gmail dot com with the subject line “Fee Waiver,” and we will give you a fee waiver, no questions asked and no explanation needed. Just tell us the name of your troupe and we’ll get it done.

We will not begin reviewing submissions until after March 20; still, we encourage you to save yourself a few bucks and submit early. Please note: All submission fees are non-refundable.

Unlike in 2022 and 2023, we will not be running a Festival Ensemble this year. Maybe we’ll bring it back next year!

Many of you have asked about workshops! We will solicit workshop submissions from accepted performers in April. (All accepted performers will have an opportunity to propose a workshop.) From there, we’ll hold a vote among performers to determine this year’s workshop roster. It’s fun!

Before completing the application form, please take a few minutes to review our submission guidelines, even if you have performed with us before. Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Countdown Improv Festival, and we look forward to reviewing your submission!