TAMPA, FL, August 2022: The Countdown Improv Festival will return this week at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building in Ybor City for the sixth year running. The festival will kick off at 7 PM on Thursday, August 11, and will run until Saturday, August 13.
“Countdown acts are some of the most consistently funny, original, and talented shows that you won’t ever see anywhere else,” said Chicago comedian Chris George, who will be performing at the Countdown Improv Festival for the third year in a row.
“It’s tempting to say that you should attend the festival to ‘see them here before you see them on SNL,’” George continued. “But sticking Countdown’s performers in a sitcom would be a waste of what makes them great, which is the magic of live performance.”
Audiences can attend an exclusive show on Wednesday, August 10, at The MAR in St. Petersburg, FL. Wednesday’s show will feature eight performers, including the festival’s co-founders, Justin Peters and Kelly Buttermore. If you cannot attend the event, audiences can stream the show live for free on Twitch.
In addition to performances, The Countdown Improv Festival offers seven improv workshops for interested participants. All workshops last two hours each at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building. Workshops begin Friday, August 12, from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, with additional times on Saturday, August 13.
For more details and times, please visit countdownimprovfestival.com/workshops/.
To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/countdown-improv-festival-tickets-371477387867.
To view the full schedule, please visit countdownimprovfestival.com/show-schedule/#wednesday.
To stream Wednesday’s show live, go to twitch.tv/countdownimprov.
About Countdown Improv Festival
The Countdown Improv Festival is a production of Countdown Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters are New York-based comedians who perform together as the improv duo From Justin to Kelly and run the Brooklyn-based Countdown Theater, a pop-up comedy space devoted to celebrating and creating memorable, ephemeral theatrical experiences. For more information, please visit countdownimprovfestival.com.
For more information, interviews, or media requests, please call (813) 644-7443 or email Savannah Cruz at email@example.com.