This March 1 – 4, the Orlando Indie Comedy Fest returns for it’s biggest year. The hilarious festival treats comedy fans to 32 shows throughout the Ivanhoe, Mills50 and Milk Districts, chock full of national comics and the best stand up’s Orlando has to offer.
Nightly headliners include Sam Tallent (Vice’s “Flophouse,” Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”), Janelle James (“Night Train”) , Rhea Butcher (co-star of “Take My Wife”), and a Mystery Sunday Headliner who will be announced on the first day of the festival.
41 national and 25 Central Florida comics will be performing throughout the weekend at multiple venues spanning from Mills 50 to the Milk District. Variety comedy show Late Late Breakfast will be returning for a third year. This fast-paced, mixed-format stand-up show has been described as “chaos” by the Chicago Reader.
“This city needs a four-day, kick-ass fest that comics and audiences will remember for the rest of their lives,” said festival co-organizer Tim Murphy. “Our mission is to support and build a strong and supportive city for great comedy.”
The Orlando Indie Comedy Fest was started in 2014 by Orlando comedians with the intention to create a non-profit festival run by comics. Independent of any mainstream venues or large corporate underwriters, they wanted to bring great young comedians from around the country to perform in Orlando while showcasing the local comedy scene.
The entire fest is volunteer-run, with profits this year being donated to the Mental Health Association of Central Florida. Donating the festival’s profits to fund mental illness awareness and treatment, the fest advocates against hateful language about mental illness, race, or gender. But above all else, they put comics first.
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