Show schedule

The 2021 Countdown Improv Festival runs from October 20-23 and features 51 separate improv groups from 17 different states.

All in-person shows will take place at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, Fla. All shows will start within 5 minutes of the scheduled showtime.
WED, OCT. 20THU, OCT. 21 FRI, OCT. 22 SAT, OCT. 23

Wednesday, October 20

Streaming for free online at

8:00 p.m. ET: CatBomb (Long Grove, Ill.), Casey J. Newman (The Villages, Fla.), I’m With Her (Phoenix, Ariz.), Wisconsin Laugh Trip (Richmond, Va.)

9:40 p.m. ET: Ross Childs (Chicago), The Third Thought (St. Petersburg / Boulder, Colo.), Leaves of Three (San Francisco / Los Angeles, Calif.), Rat Kween (Phoenix, Ariz.)

NOTE: The shows on Wed, Oct. 20 will stream for free online. You can watch the shows on our Twitch channel:

Thursday, October 21

HCC Mainstage Theatre

The Haiku Lady

7:00 p.m. ET: Matt Walker Just Got Some Bad News (St. Petersburg), The Haiku Lady (Tampa), Kevin Michalski (St. Petersburg), Honk & Wave (St. Petersburg)


8:20 p.m. ET: Kevin Michalski (St. Petersburg), Screaming Armadillo Comedy Presents THAT VOICE IN YOUR HEAD! (Boca Raton), Cheeze&Crackerz (Sarasota), Michael Ondrick: Gritty Hamburglar (Pittsburgh), Unconsciously Coupled (Sarasota)

10:00 p.m. ET: Okay Google (St. Petersburg), FST Improv (Sarasota), Kevin Michalski (St. Petersburg)

Friday, October 22

HCC Mainstage Theatre

Ophelia’s Rope

6:00 p.m. ET: Interpretive Word (St. Petersburg), NC-17: Nick and Conor (Houston), Ophelia’s Rope (Houston)


7:20 p.m. ET: ¡Punctuation.Marks! (Miami), Playtime with Patrick and Preston (Chicago), Big Bang (Boston)


8:45 p.m. ET: Bryan vs. Music (Portland, Ore.), Cuzzins (Miami), Inimitable Aluminum Anemones (St. Petersburg)

10:05 p.m. ET: I Am the Show (Chicago), From Justin to Kelly to Nathan Stubbs (NYC/West Palm Beach), Ant Farm (Delray Beach, Fla.)

Saturday, October 23

HCC Mainstage Theatre

From the Heart with Jill and Jackie

5:00 p.m. ET: Meta?Nigma (St. Petersburg), From the Heart with Jill and Jackie (Oakland/Marin, Calif.), Impromptu (Sarasota)

Together/By Myself

6:25 p.m. ET: Together/By Myself: A Solo Improv Experience (Coconut Creek, Fla.), The Kevin Michalski Improv Trio (St. Petersburg), The Project (Austin, Texas), It’s All About Amy (St. Augustine, Fla.)

Sweaty Dee

8:00 p.m. ET: Sweaty Dee (Seattle), Daddy’s Little Nest Egg (Boca Raton), Sharon & Darren (Washington, D.C.), Hot Mess! The Musical (Chicago/Kansas City)

The wUw Show

9:45 p.m. EDT: Solovela (Plantation, Fla.), The wUw Show (Omaha), Kevin Is Subjected to a Series of Minor Annoyances While Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Plays in the Background (Feat. COVEN) (St. Petersburg), Four First Names (Orlando), The Magnificent 7 (St. Petersburg)

Commodore Stage


8:00 p.m. EDT: Right-Hand and Man (St. Petersburg), Yes, And, You: A Journey into Improv-eing Your Life with Buddy Lee Schoenbrunn-Gnadenhutten (Pittsburgh), CatBird (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Improvised Phone Calls with Steve Horton (Chicago)