Omaha Comedy Fest 2020May 21-24, 2020
About Omaha Comedy Fest 2020Previously known as ‘Omaha Improv Fest’
For our 8th year we are expanding to all types of comedy including Improv, Standup, Sketch, Musical Acts, etc. Our headliners this year are the wonderful Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald from Kids In The Hall (among many other individual credits and especially voice-overs for animation!)
They will be kicking off their 2-person tour AT OUR FESTIVAL! That means we wanted to make this an especially unique festival where we treat it a little more like a convention, while opening to all forms of comedy, including sketch and stand-up. We will be practically taking over the DoubleTree Hotel with shows in the Grand Ballroom and the top (19th) floor looking out over all of Omaha.
If you are unfamiliar with us, our main goal is to bring together awesome people in the larger community from all over for a weekend of great shows, learning experiences, and wonderful opportunities to socialize.
One of our most radical changes this year will be in our passes. As always, we want to make sure that if you submit, are accepted, and attend our festival, you can see and participate in some cool shows and events for free. For most of our guests, you'll hopefully notice your overall expenditures going down this year.
Instead of a focus on individual shows and workshops, we're offering all night/weekend passes for either/both special shows and workshops. If you're the type that goes to a lot of both, this alone will save you money. But all of these passes also include one meal provided Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a video of your performance, a headshot, access to select events and if all that isn't enough, you'll also get a discount at nearby bars and restaurants.
Another major change is our workshops, which many of them will be short 1 hour flash workshops where performers can learn from a larger number of great instructors including Dan Antonucci and Brian Jack from Deep Schwa (iO Chicago.) There will also be a couple longer options, including Kevin McDonald's workshops.
Former special guests include UCB’s Ian Roberts, Late Show’s Amber Ruffin, Comedy Central’s 3Peat and so many others! The festival will take place on May 21st thru May 24th at multiple rooms throughout the DoubleTree. This year will also feature a series of panels with Q&A sessions.
We work hard every year to make our festival better, and we think you are going to really love the community feel this year! This fest will be during Memorial Weekend, so don’t miss the great lineup we have on Sunday too! (Including our usual grill-out in the afternoon!)
You can also submit through our website if you'd like! www.omahacomedyfest.com
We want to be the one festival you go to every year where you can see a whole bunch of your favorite people and discover new friends in the community. This festival is focused around community, celebration, and growth.