RISE Comedy Festival 2022

July 14-17, 2022

Travel Information

What venue(s) will be a part of the festival?

This will take place at RISE Comedy in Denver, Colorado. It's an 80 seat theater with a full bar and outdoor patio.

What lodging options are available?

We are hoping to have an adopt an improviser program, but will also suggest airbnb and hotels.

What transportation options are available?

We hope to have assistance for all attending from out of town.

What dining options are available?

We are in the heart of the ballpark district in downtown Denver. There are plenty of options for food and beverages.

What local events or attractions are available?

We will have fun excursions planned during the week and weekend. Including beer and distillery crawl and some other fun options to be announced.

Festival Information

How much stage time will performers receive?

That is up to the show submission. However they range from 15 - 45 minute shows.

What is the range of shows and styles the festival is seeking?

We are seeking anything and everything in the field of improv, sketch and stand up.

What is the local improv scene like?

It's bustling and getting bigger. Our audience is well versed in all things comedy and theater.

What are the festival's goals?

We want to create a fun and safe environment for folks to meet each other, have fun and perform in front of great audiences. We will also follow all CDC, City and State COVID 19 regulations at the time of the festival. *Vaccines required to be in the festival.

What are the selection criteria for this festival?

We will have a diverse and inclusive panel choose the shows based on their show video and a criteria that we set.

What unique improv experiences will performers gain?

We have an improv intensive with 4 master instructors all week of the festival. These folks will play in the festival as well. Space is limited for this.

The RISE Comedy Festival will be a celebration of Improv, Stand Up and Sketch Comedy that will take place over 2 weekends in July starting with a weekend of Stand Up from 7/7-7/10. The final weekend of 7/14-7/17 will be for sketch and improvisational. Other than performances, we will also be organizing and hosting panels, excursions and classes. Complete with an improv intensive and the intensive students will perform in the festival!

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