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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Zach Funk

Comedian and storyteller
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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 over active 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. In April 2019 he recorded his first album "Brains Are Weird" which is available on Bandcamp and all major platforms. He is also the co-host of the Youtube channel "Is It Worth a Sandwich" where he and Joe Kiewra play a video game, have a sandwich and tell you which you're better spending your money on. They also make themed cocktails, do game commentary and other videos as well.

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