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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John P Craig

Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
Production Manager / Technical Director
Schaumburg, Illinois
John was bitten by a radioactive Phil Collins at a young age and has been spending his time split between filling out online forms, fanboying over The Aquabats, and stage managing a variety of shows ever since. John Craig began working with the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in 2009 and became Encounter Party's Community Manager in 2020.

A friend once remarked that "every conversation you have with John will be the nerdiest conversation you have all day."

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