From Justin to Kelly

Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore organized this festival and will possibly do a 12-minute set or something if they have the energy.

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


From Justin to Kelly will perform in the 7:25 p.m. block at the HCC Studio Theatre on Sunday, August 11.

Previous Countdown Improv Festival appearances

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017


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, but spend a lot of time in Tampa, Florida, where they run the annual Countdown Improv Festival and are partners in The Commodore, a new comedy club in the Ybor City neighborhood. They spend a lot of time in the car, talking about the radio. They encourage you to love the pain.