Orlando’s got a brand new indie comedy festival coming this September! The Inaugural Orlando Indie Comedy Festival will run four nights, from Thursday, Sept. 25 until Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, and comedian Kyle Kinane has been announced as the festival’s headliner. Here it is by the numbers. Four days. Nine Venues. 15 showcases. 40 comics.
Tickets aren’t on sale just yet, you’re going to have to wait till August 1 at noon to grab tickets, but you’ll want to make absolutely sure you add the dates of the inaugural Orlando Indie Comedy festival, and save the date that tickets go on sale. You might even want to set an alarm for 11:45 on August 1, (yes, wake up early). Why? Because the pass costs only $25, admits you to every single showcase of the entire festival, and there are only 200 passes available. There will be standby tickets available for any of the showcases that don’t completely fill with pass-holders, but you can’t count on those. With $25 getting you into 15 shows to see 40 comics, you can expect these 200 passes will sell out fast. So for realz, set your alarm and plan to wake up early– before noon– to grab tickets on August 1.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what else Orlando has to offer, the festival will be taking place in 3 Orlando neighborhoods including Winter Park, the Milk District, and Mills 50.
OrlandoIndieComedy.com is the place to get information. There you’ll find out things like, Orlando Indie Comedy cares. Half of all ticket sales are donated to NAMI of Greater Orlando, which provides amazing services and support for Central Floridians suffering from mental illness. You’ll also find out that you can still apply to perform at the festival, if you’re a comedian. So get on it. You have until July 25 to send in your requests for consideration.
Headliner Kyle Kinane will be performing on Saturday September 27th. Kinane started standup in Chicago, and earned critical acclaim for his debut album, “Death of the Party,” which was recorded at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in 2010. Kinane is known for being the voice of Comedy Central and has appeared on Conan O’Brien. He’s also opened for Patton Oswalt, Daniel Tosh, and Brian Posehn.