Welcome to the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival 2021, where everyone is welcome, and everyone is a nerd!

CNCF celebrates all that is the nerd comedy scene: stand-up, sketch, improv, burlesque, podcasts, and so much more! Once again, we’re coming to you virtually and safely in your own home. Join us for one glorious weekend, May 13th - 15th, and see nerdy comedy acts from all over the country.

Please sign up for your Sched profile, and build your own schedule of shows you want to see. Once you register, the streaming links of your selected shows will be emailed to you the day of those shows. No tickets or admission fees are required.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or puns at chicagonerdfest@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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April Cowgur

Cosplay Comedy
Stand-Up Comic
Los Angeles
April Cowgur has performed Cosplay Comedy at Long Beach Comic Expo, MagWest Festival San Fran, Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest, Black Cat Comics Burbank, Timewarp Records Santa Monica, and lots more! She has also performed regular Stand-Up Comedy at many clubs around LA, Chicago, and now the Zoom scene! You can find her stand-up featured on Laugh After Dark (season 2, ep 7) on Amazon Prime.  April previously lived in Chicago where she worked at the Second City, and was part of the long running group ThreeDayWeekend and the talk show Talk Hard at Comedy Sportz.

April is also a gallery artist, illustrator, cartoonist and current animation apprentice at the Animation Academy in Burbank, CA.

Favorite Nerdoms Include: Star Wars, Batman, Star Trek, Disney, 80's pop culture & toys, VHS, Retro Gaming, obscure animation, Graphic Novels, Cats, Bigfoot, Comic Strips, campy & classic horror.

Give her a follow to see what adventures she's up to next, or to just be new besties!
Facebook: April Cowgur
Insta/Twitter: @urbancowgur
Art Insta: @aprilcowgur
Venmo: @April-Cowgur

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