New South Comedy Festival
24 shows. 12 workshops. 300 performers. From November 1-10th, improvisors, stand-up comedians, and sketch comedy guests from across the country will converge on Greenville, SC for the 5th Annual New South Comedy Festival. This year’s performers hail from Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando, Washington D.C., Austin, Rhode Island, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Louisville, Denver, and here in the Carolinas!
Seating is limited, so it’s always wise to pre-purchase your tickets online. All shows will be at the Alchemy Comedy Theater in downtown Greenville, SC. Street parking is available (if you’re lucky), along with several nearby parking garages.
Comedy workshops will also be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on both weekends.
NEW SOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Monolith (Greenville, SC)
Monolith shares the basic structure of most long-form improv: you give the team a suggestion and they give you a show. But there’s a twist: everything you’ll see will take place in one single, sustained scene—a monoscene. It’s like a one-act play, except everything’s written and performed simultaneously right in front of you.
Impersonally Victimized (Raleigh, NC)
Impersonally Victimized has been receiving backhanded compliments from theater-goers (but not taking it personally) since 2016. We do an ever-shifting mix of improv forms, so each show is unique! We like to play with emotions and characters, and we love to get weird. IV has performed in Raleigh and Chapel Hill as well as Greenville, SC and Richmond VA. We also paid good money for a professional team photo shoot so we are not messing around when it comes to image. (An improv show lasts 20 minutes. A photo on the internet lasts forever.)
Co-Workers (Atlanta, GA)
Co-Workers is a two-man improv duo that explores the dramedy that inevitably happens in the workplace.