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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Thursday, May 13

7:00pm CDT

Lex & Matt's Excellent Adventure

The best podcast recorded simultaneously from Chicago and a mysterious location in Florida, join Lex & Matt as they explore the wonders of friendship, pop culture, snack food and much more!

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Matt Peters

Matt Peters is probably tired. Follow him at @MightyInkMatt and subscribe to Lex & Matt's Excellent Adventure.  
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Lex Lutz

Lex Lutz is a writer and comedian currently residing in the swamps of Florida. She is the host of Lex & Matt’s Excellent Adventure, where her co-host Matt tries to keep her chaos reigned in every week. You can follow her on Twitter @thelexlutz
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Dolores Peters

Dolores Peters has been half of the Resnackulous podcasting team since2016. Born and raised in Chicago, IL (the epicenter of big flavor) she hasbeen exposed to a plethora of culinary delights across the entireChicagoland area and the world. Her six years of experience in the foodand... Read More →
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Beemo Peters

Beemo is the official pup of Lex & Matt’s Excellent Adventure. His image was used on the logo of the podcast with permission and snack royalties.

Thursday May 13, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT

8:00pm CDT

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment (or LIVE) is a theater company in Chicago, IL that performs brand new comedy in the style of Old Time Radio with live music and live foley and live actors! When the world was alive we performed once a month at Stage 773 on Chicago’s North Side. We then podcast the shows on our website, on itunes or any podcasting app.

Thursday May 13, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Friday, May 14

7:00pm CDT

Into the Wikiverse / Vom Com

Into the Wikiverse
Conversations fueled by the random article generator on Wikipedia. Hosted by Mike Hover.

Vom Com
Sketch comedy duo who makes jokes about dying and living in this beautiful century. Life is pain and it hurts so good. I love you Chicago

Friday May 14, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Saturday, May 15

6:00pm CDT

Negro Jump

Are you black and love anime?
Then listen to Negro Jump!
Negro Jump is a weekly podcast where comedians Jarrod Fortune and Cordero Wilson give their unique comedic takes on all things nerd and pop culture."

Saturday May 15, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

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