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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Saturday, May 15 • 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Standup Showcase

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This comedy showcase features stand-up comedians from across the country: Brett Singer (New York), Kelly Reilly (Los Angeles), and our headliner, Zach Funk (Pittsburgh)

Brett Singer
Brett Singer tells jokes about Star Trek and Star Wars. Funnier than a Wookiee playing tennis with a tribble.

Kelly Reilly 
Kelly Reilly is a standup comedian based in LA originally from Long Island, New York. She uses comedy as a crutch to navigate life and you can see her all over LA, and these days the internet. 

Zach Funk 
Zach Funk wants you to know it is ok to be human. He brings to the stage jokes and stories about topics like mental health, navigating life and being an overactive thinker in an under-thinking world. Combining equal parts heart and nerdiness Funk hopes that after seeing him perform you’ve not only laughed but also feel a little less alone in the universe. 

Saturday May 15, 2021 10:00pm - 10:50pm CDT