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Countdown Improv Festival

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HCC Studio Theatre

1411 E. 11th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605

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The Countdown Improv Festival returns to the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa for our third consecutive year! Our 2019 festival will feature 45 trio, duo, and solo improv acts from Tampa Bay, around Florida, and across the country. Join us for three nights of incredible improv comedy!

We're offering three types of tickets for this year's festival:

Weekend passes ($50 + taxes/fees) offer audience members the chance to see any and all main stage festival shows over all three nights. Weekend passes are a significant savings over the cost of purchasing nightly passes. ***NOTE: Weekend passes do NOT include shows on the L.E. Zarling Stage on Saturday night; Zarling Stage tickets can be added on for an additional $10.**

Nightly passes ($30 + taxes/fees) can be purchased for individual show nights, and are redeemable up until the final block of the night. ***NOTE: Nightly passes do NOT include shows on the L.E. Zarling Stage on Saturday night; Zarling Stage tickets can be added on for an additional $10.**

The L.E. Zarling Stage (Saturday night, 7:00-9:30 p.m.) ($20 + taxes/fees) is our brand-new second stage dedicated exclusively to experimental, boundary-pushing, high-energy improv comedy. Located steps away from the main stage inside the HCC Ybor theater building, hosted and directed by festival mainstay L.E. Zarling, the Zarling Stage offers an immersive improv experience for true fans of the art form.

Our performance schedule is as follows. For more information about these groups, please visit our website.

Thursday, August 15
7:00 PM - 11:15 PM

7:00: Power of Godt (Tampa), Mixed Emojis (Clearwater), Tower of Bone (St. Petersburg)
8:20: Storytime with Grandpa (Winter Garden), One Show/Two Guys (Tampa), Crab Leg Cheesecake (Tampa), The Bitter And (St. Petersburg)
10:00: ¡Punctuation.Marks! (Miami), Helmet Thieves (Austin / Amsterdam), FST Improv (Sarasota)

Friday, August 16
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

6:00: Robbery (Jupiter), B-Team Improv (Miami), Playtime with Patrick and Preston (Chicago)
7:15: The Third Thought (St. Petersburg), Katie & Chris (Denver), It's All About Amy (St. Augustine)
8:35: Bryan vs. Music (Portland, Ore.), Scharf&Waldon (Orlando), As Yet Unnamed (Miami)
10:00: Get Out of My Head! (Winter Park), Understated (West Palm Beach), Crossed Wires (Madison), Feminunchucks (Delray Beach)

Saturday, August 17
HCC Ybor Studio Theatre
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

5:00: Meta?Nigma (Tampa), Chicken and Waffles 2.0 (Tampa), Musical Swords (West Palm Beach)
6:15: From Justin to Kelly (New York City), JewMama (Gainesville), Cuzzins (Miami)
7:25: Tobin Tales (New York City), Lamp Money (Madison), Daddy's Little Nest Egg (Boca Raton)
8:45: Big Bang (Sarasota), Ten Trick Ponies (Des Moines/Minneapolis), Four First Names (Orlando)
10:15: Helmet Thieves (Austin / Amsterdam), Ant Farm (Delray Beach), The Magnificent 7 (St. Petersburg)

Saturday, August 17
The L.E. Zarling Stage at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building
7:15 PM - 9:45 PM

Featuring: Intepretive Word (St. Petersburg), Tone Tata Music Improv Comedy Show (West Palm Beach), CatBird (Delray Beach), Okay Google (Tampa), Free Tacos (Delray Beach), Before Ghosts (Orlando), Da Boyz (West Palm Beach), Wisconsin Laugh Trip (Richmond)

FAQs

Where is the festival located?

The festival is located in the Ybor City neighborhood at the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, 1411 E. 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no ID or minimum age requirements; however, improvisational comedy can be unpredictable and mature themes can arise unexpectedly. Basically, if you wouldn't bring your kids to a PG-13 movie, you probably shouldn't bring them to the festival.

Will food and beverage be available?

With the exception of bottled water, food and beverage will not be available, and are not allowed inside the theater, so please plan accordingly.

What is your latecomers' policy?

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Visit our website, www.countdownimprovfestival.com, which should answer most questions you may have. If you've still got questions, feel free to drop us a line at countdownimprovfestival at gmail dot com.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable.

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