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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Encounter Party

Encounter Party! is a podcast featuring six professional voice actors battling through an epic Dungeons & Dragons campaign that is fine-tuned to edit out fluff and filler and deliver pure adventure in under-an-hour episodes.

With over 300,000 total downloads, Encounter Party! has been featured by SYFY, Nerdist, and even D&D’s own podcast Dragon Talk.

"Brian Judkins has brought the world shown in Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica to life with an amazing cast to weave a multi-season spanning epic tale that feels more like a Netflix TV show than an actual play podcast." 


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