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4th Annual New South Comedy Festival Submissions Open

Applications are open for performing in the 4th annual New South Comedy Festival in Greenville, SC. This will be our longest, funniest, and fourth-est yet! For the last 3 years we’ve featured hundreds of comedy acts from around the country to sold out crowds. We’ve also produced dozens of workshops each year with well known […]

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Stand-up and Sketch Comedy Kickoff the Festival

We’ve got amazing improv and stand-up comedy headliners coming in the second half of the festival, but first there are several days of amazing sketch comedy from the Southeast and stand-up comedy from all coasts! Tonight at both 7:30 and at 9pm we’ve got stand-up comics from Charlotte, Atlanta, Knoxville, NYC, Los Angeles, and right here in […]

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Improv Headliners: Brian James O’Connell (LA) & Big Ol’ Show (ATL)

Our full performance schedule is about to be released, but first, here’s a teaser of a few of the great improv acts coming. Brian James O’Connell (or BOC as his friends call him) is a working actor, writer, director, filmmaker and teacher in Los Angeles. He currently teaches as part of the Core Faculty at The Pack Theater and at […]

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Stand-up Headliner: Julian McCullough

Submissions to the festival have closed and we’ve got lots of great improv, sketch, musical, and stand-up guest to choose from.  In the meantime, we’ve got some great headliners to announce! Our stand-up headliner, Julian McCullough, has been featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Lately, Inside Amy Schumer, and his own Comedy Central Presents […]

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3rd Annual New South Comedy Festival Submissions Open

***SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FESTIVAL ARE CLOSED. FULL SCHEDULE RELEASED SOON!*** Applications are open for performing in the 3rd annual New South Comedy Festival in Greenville, SC. For the last 2 years we’ve featured hundreds of comedy acts from around the country to sold out crowds. We’ve also produced dozens of workshops with well known comedy instructors. […]

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3rd Annual New South Comedy Festival: November 3-14th, 2016

This fall will mark the 3rd annual New South Comedy Festival in Greenville, SC. This year we are expanding to 2 weeks in order to accommodate more varied types of comedy guests. The first weekend, will be predominately sketch comedy shows and workshops and the second weekend will focus on improv comedy. There will be stand-up comedy featured […]

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New South Comedy Festival: November 11-14th, 2015

The 2nd annual New South Comedy Festival is a 4 day comedy event produced by the Alchemy Comedy Theater. Over 100 improv, sketch, and stand-up performers from across the country head to Greenville, SC November 11-14th! Featuring guests from NYC, Chicago, Orlando, St. Louis, Atlanta, Savannah, Iowa, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and right here in the […]

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Improv Headliner: Magnet Theater Tourco

One of our favorites on the comedy festival circuit, Magnet Theater TourCo is heading to Greenville this fall for shows and workshops! The Magnet Theater is home to some of the top improvisation talent in the country. The Magnet TourCo brings this veteran talent together for an unbelievable showcase of long-form improvisation. Performing classic and […]

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First Headliner Announcement: Musical Sketch Comedy from NYC’s Pop Roulette!

We are excited to announce our first headliner for the festival this year, musical sketch comedy from NYC’s Pop Roulette. Pop Roulette began in 2012 to meld their love of musical theatre and sketch comedy. Today Pop Roulette lives online and performs regularly at the People’s Improv Theatre in New York. Pop Roulette travels the country performing […]

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New South Comedy Festival: November 11-14th, 2015

Last year over 80 out-of-town improv, stand-up, sketch, and musical comedy had a dozen sold out shows. We had guests from NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Richmond, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Raleigh, Wilmington, Charlotte, and here in Greenville, SC And we’re doing it again! Submissions close September 9th. Like last year, there will also be workshops from veteran […]

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