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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Aunt Nance

D-List Diva & Friday Night Show Host

Aunt Nance is your favorite D-list diva! An aging cabaret star and salty menopausal showgirl with a Midwestern sentiment, Nance brings you brass, sass and not an ounce of class. When she's not captivating audiences with her original comedic songs, she's using her moscato-fueled muscles to compete as a former champ & crowd favorite with Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers, raising money for local charities, MCing events and stealing some spotlight in Chicago’s local comedy scene. Wanna see all of Nance's wiley ways? Check out her monthly FREE burlesque cabaret, "Shakin' at Shakers" happening every 3rd Saturday and currently broadcast virtually via Zoom. Let her perm make you squirm and follow her on Facebook @ Aunt Nance and Instagram @aunt_nance. Want to book Nance for something ridiculous? Contact her at aunt.nance.variety@gmail.com

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