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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The Screwbelles
Executive Director and Producer
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PJ Baio

Cosplay Comedy
Stand Up Comedian
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Sio Bast

Plan 9 Burlesque
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Sheffield Belmont

The Screwbelles
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Phaedra Black

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Stella Cheeks

Plan 9 Burlesque
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Kyle Chrise

Cosplay Comedy
Stand-Up Comedian
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April Cowgur

Cosplay Comedy
Stand-Up Comic
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John P Craig

Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
Production Manager / Technical Director
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Natalie Crue

co founder
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Liz Dillard

Writer & Performer
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Ryan Doyle

Dan & Ryan
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Negro Jump Entertainment

Jump Ent LLC
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Fancy Fontina

PS Burlesque
Cheesiest Diva
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Greg Gonzales

Clown Car
Writer / Performer
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Adrian González

The Misplays
Troupe Member
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Nitty Gritty

The Screwbelles
Hockey Monster
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Helena Handbasket

Plan 9 Burlesque
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Shane Hill

Locked into Vacancy Entertainment
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Jeff Hopkins

Cosplay Comedy
Retro Batman
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Mike Hover

Stand Up Comic
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Andrew Huttel

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment
Owner/Head Writer/Artistic Director
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Bailey Irish

Artistic Associate, Unpopular Hottie
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Drew Johnson

You Simply Must Podcast
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gaea lady

raks geek
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Fig Leaf

The Screwbelles
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Audrey Lengel

Niels Bohr Library & Archives
Digital Collections Manager
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Pappy Longstockings

The Screwbelles
Brand Daddy & Perfomer
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Emma Luttrell

Clown Car
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Shadow Lux

Production Manager
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Shadow Lux

PS Burlesque
Production Manager
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Ele Matelan

WildClaw Theatre
Director of Community Outreach
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Mark Michelson

CX Forums, Inc.
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Aunt Nance

D-List Diva & Friday Night Show Host
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Candice Opper

Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
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Willie Opper

Clown Car
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Vik Pandya

Team Us Comedy
Comedian & Producer
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Clark Pavlik

Make It Up Media
Writer, Performer

Dolores Peters

Lex and Matt's Excellent Adventure
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