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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Ben Linville

Chicago, IL

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Ben Linville has been doing sketch comedy since 2015. Taking improv and writing classes at Second City, while performing in multiple sketch shows. He has also done theatre and works with his brother making ridiculous shorts films. When he's off stage, he's continuously writing and creating but takes time for playing guitar, games, soccer, and staying fit.

You can find him on all the social media at @thebenlinville

He has been in Clown Car for two years and loves it! He hopes you enjoy Clown Car's show during Nerd Fest!

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