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1st Week Workshop Instructors

With our performance tickets about to go live, we wanted to announce the instructors for the 1st week of the festival. Two of our workshops are already sold out (our Teen and College classes), but we’ve got tons of improv, stand-up, and writing classes all festival long! For a full description and links to register […]

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2nd Weekend Workshop Instructors

With our performer submissions now closed our production team is hard at work reviewing videos. In the meantime, we wanted to announce the instructors for the 2nd weekend of the festival (Nov 12 & 13th). For the last several years we’ve brought the best improv instructors from across the country. This year is no different. […]

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Comedy Festival Begins Tonight with Stand-up, Sketch, and Improv Comedy

This Thursday at both 7:30pm and at 9:00pm the festival starts off with stand-up comics from New York City, Atlanta, Raleigh, and across South Carolina. Friday and Saturday has so many wonderful stand-up, sketch, and improv shows and workshops scroll down and we’ll highlight a few of our festival picks. Friday night features 4 different […]

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Best of the Fest: Improv and Sketch

While our submissions for 2019 are still open, we thought it might be nice to reflect on some of the great acts we’ve hosted in the first 5 years of the festival. Here is our partial, incomplete, and by no means exhaustive “best of the fest”:   2014, Musical Comedy Leads the Way North Coast […]

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6th Annual New South Comedy Festival Submissions are Open!

Applications are open for performing in the 6th annual New South Comedy Festival in Greenville, SC. For 5 years we have brought hundreds of comedy acts (North Coast, Magnet Tourco, Drum Machine, Julian McCullough, Magic Negro, Pop Roulette, Coworkers, Sister’s Three, Thunderstood) and workshops from the countries best instructors (iO, UCB, Magnet Theatre, The Pack, […]

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Second Half of the Festival features (Even More) Comedy Shows and Workshops

We are halfway through and still have over a dozen comedy shows and half a dozen comedy workshops. Tonight at 7:30pm features stand-up comedy from Greenville’s very own No Expectations All-Stars. Then on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday it’s some of our favorite improv comedy from the Carolinas! For our final weekend of the festival we’ve got a huge […]

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Festival Kickoff this Week with Stand-up, Sketch, and Improv Comedy

This Thursday at both 7:30pm and at 9:00pm the festival starts off with stand-up comics from Charlotte, Louisville, Burlington, Raleigh, Charleston, and of course right here in the Greenville. Friday and Saturday has so many wonderful stand-up, sketch, and improv shows we can’t possibly tease them all here. However, we’ll highlight a few of our […]

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Eric Hunicutt (The Reckoning) and Julie Granata-Hunicutt (Movement for Improvisers)

Our submissions have officially closed and the production is hard at work pouring over the almost 100 submissions. We’ll be reaching out to those accepted by mid-September and once confirmed, we’ll publish the full 10 day show schedule. While you wait, here are two more great instructors we have traveling in for the festival (in […]

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Second City Hollywood Faculty and Performer Gillian Bellinger

We’re in our final week of performer applications and can now announce another festival instructor for our first weekend. Gillian Bellinger is an LA based improviser and corporate workshop facilitator. She can currently be seen in her Second City Premium show Trump in Space (directed by Frank Caeti), as well as with Westside Comedy’s House […]

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First Festival Headliners and Instructors

As our submissions are still in full swing we are proud to announce some of this year’s New South Comedy Festival Headliners, starting with a New York Times Critics Pick, Sisters Three. Directed by Peter McNerney and starring Elana Fishbein and Elena Skopetos, Sisters Three is a fast paced, multi-character comedy about a family’s reluctant reunion. […]

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