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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Phaedra Black

Chicago, Illinois
Phaedra Black is a burlesque performer and producer who enjoys bringing her smart ass attitude and body-positive aesthetic to the stage. This powerhouse owns whatever space she is in-  she is poised and polished while internally giving the middle finger when necessary. Her cheeky attitude will leave you feeling tickled and titillated. Phaedra has been performing burlesque in Chicago since 2011. Phaedra has been seen nationally at The Great Burlesque Exposition, Vermont Burlesque Festival, and Diversi-Tease, and all throughout Chicagoland including the Double Door, Elbo Room, and the Uptown Underground. In 2014, she founded the Better Boobie Bureau, Chicago's Buffet of Burlesque, an inclusive and body-positive production company in Chicago, and an artistic associate with PS...Burlesque

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