Apply to the Countdown Improv Festival

Thanks for your interest in the 2020 Countdown Improv Festival, the world’s only improv comedy festival exclusively for trio, duo, and solo performers.

COVID-19 and the Countdown Improv Festival

As of March 19, we still anticipate that we will be able to hold this year’s festival in August as planned, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. This decision may change, however, and if it does we will notify all applicants and post about it here and on all festival social media channels. Thank you for bearing with us, and stay safe.

Submissions are open through May 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic and its corresponding effect on the economy, we have decided to waive all submission fees this year. All accepted performers will be notified by no later than May 18. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting. Good luck!

Please provide a full list of every cast member who will attend the Countdown Improv Festival, separating each name with a comma.
Please provide an e-mail address for every cast member who will attend the Countdown Improv Festival, separating each address with a comma.
This description is for internal use in evaluating submissions, and will not be circulated to the public.
Provide a link to a video of a full-length performance — no clips or highlight reels, please — that accurately reflects your current show format and troupe roster. If you don’t have a video, just write “None” in the above field. ***Note: Troupes that apply to the festival without a video will be significantly disadvantaged in the evaluation process.***
Either answer is fine! We won’t judge you if you’d rather not perform on the second stage.
Again, either answer is fine.
The guidelines are here: