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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Katie Foster

Katie Foster is a Musical Director, Composer and Teacher from the Chicagoland area. She received a Bachelors Degree from DePaul University in Music Education with a focus in voice, and is currently in her 8th year of teaching. Katie has performed for such groups as Stir Friday Night, Vamp, Chips!, and the directer's program at The Second City. Katie has performed in several festivals, including Sketchfest, Chicago Improv Fest, Chicago Woman's Funny Fest, Nerdfest and Chicago Music Improv Fest. She also composed music for Blackfish, the Musical, which had a sold-out run in 2016.

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