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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Friday, May 14 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Standup Showcase

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This comedy showcase features stand-up comedians from our hometown of Chicago: Mark Rosenthal, Marie Salter, and our headliner, Vik Pandya

Mark Rosenthal is a hobbyist musician who makes very silly songs. These are those silly songs in even sillier video form. They won't change your life, they won't affect your future, and they won't solve any of your problems. But they should make you laugh. Probably. 

Marie Salter creates characters from life and fantasy. Most of them will remind you that the end is, in fact, near. But in a funny way? 

Vik reflects on being 30 years old and what he learned about himself during the pandemic in this hilarious standup set.  

Friday May 14, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT