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 ...


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 ...


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! ...

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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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2014 Stand Up Comedy Guests

Here are some of the awesome comics performing from NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Richmond, Charleston, Raleigh, Wilmington, and here in Greenville, SC. Seating is limited, it is suggested you pre-purchase tickets. Full show and workshop schedule are online!

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2014 Festival Headliners and Instructors

Minneapolis’ Jill Bernard, Chapel Hill’s Zach Ward, NYC’s North Coast, and Charleston’s Greg Tavares will all be performing and teaching workshops for the festival.

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About Greenville, South Carolina

  Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville’s one-of-a-kind Liberty […]

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Become a Festival Sponsor

Get your brand in front of sold out local and happy audiences! Have your logo in our pre-show slideshow, on our performer passes, and on all our tickets. Or even sponsor an entire night of the comedy festival! Contact us and we can work out what level of sponsorship works best for you!  

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