Apply to the Countdown Improv Festival: August 9-12, 2023

Thanks for your interest in the 2023 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 9-12 in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, Florida. The entire festival will take place live and in person. Unlike in years past, we will not be programming any online-only performances this year.

We will be accepting submissions from February 12 through April 16, and will inform all teams of our decisions by the beginning of May. Submission prices are as follows: $25 on February 12, $30 from February 13-28, $35 from March 1-April 10, and $40 from April 11-16.

All submission fees are used to offset festival production costs. 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’ll work something out.

We will not begin reviewing submissions until after April 16; still, we encourage you to save yourself a few bucks and submit early. Please note: All submission fees are non-refundable.

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 2023 Countdown Improv Festival, and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

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