Show schedule

The 2022 Countdown Improv Festival will run from August 10-13 and will feature 67 separate improv groups from 18 different states, Washington, D.C., Canada, and the United Kingdom. This year’s festival also marks the debut of the Countdown Improv Festival Ensemble, comprised of eight individual improvisers from across the United States.

On Wednesday, August 10, shows will take place at The MAR St. Pete, 2309 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be streamed online to Twitch.
From Thursday, August 11 through Saturday, August 13, all shows will take place at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, 1411 E. 11th Ave, Tampa, Fla.
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WED, AUG. 10 | THU, AUG. 11 | FRI, AUG. 12 | SAT, AUG. 13

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Wednesday, August 10

The MAR St. Pete
2309 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla.

Shows streamed for free online at twitch.tv/countdownimprov

It’s All About Amy

7:30 p.m. ET: It’s All About Amy (St. Augustine, Fla.), Epcot Fitzgerald (Chicago/L.A./U.K.), From Justin to Kelly (NYC), Intense for Too Long (Tampa/St. Pete)

8:55 p.m. ET: Casey J. Newman (The Villages, Fla.), The Third Thought (St. Petersburg / Boulder, Colo.), improvuppets (San Francisco, Calif.), I’m With Her (Phoenix, Ariz.)

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Thursday, August 11

HCC Mainstage Theatre
All showtimes approximate

Beatrice and Prudence

7:00 p.m. ET: The Harmonica John Show (St. Petersburg), The Alumni (Bradenton, Fla.), Matt Walker Just Got Some More Bad News (St. Petersburg), Beatrice and Prudence Tell You What You Need To Hear (Tampa)

Happy to Be Here

8:30 p.m. ET: Happy to Be Here (Orlando), Improvisers Making Puppets Speak (St. Petersburg), Milk and Cookies (Miami), Ivories Guy (Naples, Fla.)

10:00 p.m. ET: FST Improv (Sarasota), Dancing with Disaster (Chicago / Schenectady, N.Y.), Four First Names (Orlando)

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Commodore Stage
All showtimes approximate

8:30 p.m. ET: Cruise Line Is It Anyway? (Pittsburgh), Third Wheel (Tampa), Countdown Improv Festival Ensemble (Various)

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Friday, August 12

Fri, Aug 12: 5:00-5:45 pm:
FREE improv jam on the Commodore Stage!
All are welcome to participate, regardless of experience levels!

HCC Studio Theatre
All showtimes approximate

6:00 p.m. ET: CYA Improv (Tampa/St. Pete), Mom & Dad (Atlanta), PREACH! A Gathering of Improvised Inappropriate Sermons (Tampa)

Screaming Armadillo Comedy

7:15 p.m. ET: Screaming Armadillo Comedy Presents: Stories by the Campfire… To Die For (Boca Raton), Siblings (St. Petersburg), CLUTCH (Miami)

8:45 p.m. ET: For(Matt) (Chicago/Tampa), Unconsciously Coupled (Sarasota), 123 Avenue D (Madison, Wis.), NAFTA (Austin, Texas/Ottawa, Canada)

Sweaty Dee

10:25 p.m. ET: Sweaty Dee (Seattle), Sharon & Darren (Washington, D.C.), Ant Farm (Delray Beach, Fla.)

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HCC Mainstage Theatre
All showtimes approximate

Alexander

7:10 p.m. ET: Tobin Tales (Milton, Vt.), NC-17: Nick and Conor (Houston), Three Improvisers from Atlas Improv Company (Madison, Wis.), Alexander (Jacksonville)

8:45 p.m. ET: ¡Punctuation.Marks! (Miami), The Kevin Michalski Improv Trio (St. Petersburg), Wallares (St. Petersburg), Flava Flavor Flavour (Chicago), Hot Mess! The Musical (Chicago/Kansas City)

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Commodore Stage
All showtimes approximate

Shrubzy and the Boy

8:45 p.m. ET: Shrubzy and the Boy (Orlando), Dancing with Disaster (Chicago / Schenectady, N.Y.), Countdown Improv Festival Ensemble (Various)

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Saturday, August 13

Sat, Aug 13: 5:00-5:45 pm:
FREE improv jam on the Commodore Stage!
All are welcome to participate, regardless of experience levels!

HCC Studio Theatre
All showtimes approximate

… mumbles …

6:00 p.m. ET: Meta?Nigma (St. Petersburg), Mornings With Pattie (Madison, Wis.), … mumbles … (Pittsburgh)

Los Improviachis

7:15 p.m. ET: CatBomb (Long Grove, Ill.), Honk & Wave (St. Petersburg), Anomaly (Oklahoma City), Los Improviachis (Chicago)

CatBird

8:45 p.m. ET: Bryan vs. Music (Portland, Ore.) , Okay Google (St. Petersburg), CatBird (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Dancing with Disaster (Chicago / Schenectady, N.Y.)

Wisconsin Laugh Trip
Photo: Amy Angelilli

10:25 p.m. ET: Big Bang (Boston), Wisconsin Laugh Trip (Richmond, Va.), The Magnificent 7 (St. Petersburg)

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HCC Mainstage Theatre
All showtimes approximate

Crossed Wires
Photo: Sean Anderson

7:10 p.m. ET: Daddy’s Little Nest Egg (Boca Raton / NYC), Crossed Wires (Madison, Wis.), Together/By Myself: A Solo Improv Experience (Coconut Creek, Fla.), Impromptu (Sarasota)

Cuzzins

8:45 p.m. ET: I Am the Show (Chicago), Playtime with Patrick and Preston (Chicago), “Cowboy” Kevin Michalski (Riverview, Fla.), Cuzzins (Miami), Solovela (Miami)

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Commodore Stage
All showtimes approximate

8:45 p.m. ET: From Justin to Kelly (NYC), &Anthony (Starring Dallas Wait) (Delray Beach/West Palm Beach), Countdown Improv Festival Ensemble (Various)