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 April 18, we are still tentatively planning to hold this year’s festival in August, despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. Our team is assessing the situation every 15 days, and will make its final decision by no later than June 1. At that point, we will either decide to proceed with the festival as planned, cancel it entirely, or postpone until later this year. Our primary concern is the safety of all participants, and we will only proceed in August if we feel confident in our ability to do so in a safe and sanitary manner, corresponding to the latest public health guidelines. Whatever we decide, we will notify all applicants and post about our decision here and on all festival social media channels. Thank you for bearing with us, and stay safe.

Submissions are open through May 15, 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 June 1. 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.
The guidelines are here: