The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival celebrates all that is nerd comedy: Stand-Up, Sketch, Improv, Burlesque, and so much more. This year, we’re coming to you, so you can stay safe at home!

We will be streaming October 15th - 17th, 2020, and have nerdy comedy acts from all over the country. Please sign up for Sched and build your schedule of all the events and shows you want to see. For those that register, the streaming links will be e-mailed out the morning of the shows.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, memes, or jokes at NerdFest@Stage773.com and/or Tech@Stage773.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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Thursday, October 15 • 7:00pm - 7:55pm
You Simply Must

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You Simply Must, a Chicago-based comedy podcast, has been releasing weekly episodes since 2016. Hosts Landree Fleming and Drew Johnson alternate episodes forcing each other to try something new. Vegetarian-hot-wing-eating, toenail-painting, reality-television-watching, sporting-event-attending, virtual reality-experiencing, architectural-tour-taking-- the intrepid You Simply Must hosts will try anything once.

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John P Craig

Production Manager / Technical Director, Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
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... Read More →

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Landree Fleming

Landree Fleming is a Chicago-based actor and comedian who loves harrassing her co-host, Drew Johnson, on a weekly basis. She’s been everywhere from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage to the set of Chicago P.D. She’s also a member of the podcast Encounter Party!, a Dungeons... Read More →
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Drew Johnson

Co-Host/Producer, You Simply Must Podcast
Drew Johnson is an Alabama-bred Chicago-based actor and podcaster.You may have seen Drew in appearances on NBC's Chicago PD and Chicago Fire, national commercials for companies such as GE, KFC, and Alamo, or on stages across the US.He has co-hosted and produced the comedy podcast... Read More →

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Empiral Brewery

Empirical is named after our process: we use empirical observations to improve our beer. Our brewers test new recipes on a custom 1-barrel pilot system on a regular basis with two goals in mind: explore new styles, or refine previously created recipes. Our brewery is our laboratory... Read More →
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I Play Games

I Play Games! at its core is a combination of passionate Video Gamers who professionally bring unique solutions for all of your Video Game needs. We are a national company that brings the fun of video game entertainment to your event or activation through equipment rentals, staffing... Read More →
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Toy de Jour

Toy de Jour - Vintage, Toys, Arts & Farts' is Chicago's best spot for all things vintage toys & collectibles and local artists' pieces. They also sell fart machines.

Thursday October 15, 2020 7:00pm - 7:55pm CDT