Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore organized this festival and will do a 12-minute set on Saturday evening if they have the energy.

Kelly Buttermore, Justin Peters
New York, N.Y.


From Justin to Kelly will perform on Saturday, August 17 at the HCC Studio Theatre in the 6:15 p.m. block.


Previous Countdown Improv Festival appearances:
2017, 2018


Photo: Nathan Parker

Troupe bio:

Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters are two of America’s top independent improvisers. As the duo From Justin to Kelly, they spend most of their time on tour, performing and teaching at theaters and festivals around the country; since 2014, they have performed and taught over 300 shows and workshops in 28 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and international waters. Their signature form is the Walter, a minimalistic monoscene that emphasizes silence, eye contact, and total commitment to the moment.

Off stage, they promote a DIY ethos that encourages improvisers to find their own voices and own their own work. They are based in New York City, where they are the founders of Countdown Theater, a roaming pop-up comedy space. They also run the annual Countdown Improv Festival in Tampa, Florida. They spend a lot of time in the car, talking about the radio. They encourage you to love the pain.