Countdown Improv Festival 2020

August 13-15, 2020

About Countdown Improv Festival 2020

The Countdown Improv Festival, based in the Ybor City neighborhood of beautiful Tampa, Florida, is the only national improv festival devoted exclusively to trio, duo, and solo improv comedy. We're very excited to be back in Tampa for our fourth year in 2020. Our 2019 festival brought together over 85 trio, duo, and solo improvisers from Tampa Bay, around Florida, and across the country for a weekend's worth of shows, workshops, parties, and laughter. 2020 promises to be our biggest and best year yet.

The Countdown Improv Festival is a truly performer-focused festival, and our main goal is ensuring that our performers have a good show and a great time. Founders Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore are veteran touring improvisers who’ve performed at dozens of festivals; in creating the Countdown Improv Festival, they vowed to make it the sort of festival that they themselves would want to attend. We are committed to diversity, equality, and ensuring that our festival represents and reflects the community it serves.

The festival is covered in all the major local media outlets, and the shows routinely sell out. We do not have headliners and we do not stratify our participants; we welcome and value every performer on the bill. From the moment you arrive in Tampa to the moment you leave, you will feel appreciated, encouraged, and empowered to do your best work. If you are a solo, duo, or trio improviser, come join us! We really believe that Countdown is one of the best festivals in the world, and we’re eager to have you come and experience it for yourselves.


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Countdown Improv Festival is a three-day festival dedicated exclusively to trio, duo, and solo improv comedy. This festival is a production of Countdown Theater in New York City, a pop-up improv theater run by Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters of the improv duo From Justin to Kelly.
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