The 2013 Cape Fear Comedy Festival is a four day independently run, stand-up comedy festival held on May 1st-4th in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Festival will also feature multiple opportunities for comedians to network and meet other comedians participating in the festival. Each evening will conclude with a meet and greet at Nutt Street Comedy Room. Improv Classes and Marketing and Promotional Forums will be offered as well throughout the event.
The goal of the Cape Fear Comedy Festival is to provide gathering place for comics to develop their careers and enjoy themselves while taking part in a comedian friendly festival.
Per Matt Ward: We still are working to finalize our schedule but at this time we have three spots where comedy is going to be happening. Similar to 2012, two of those spots are located within the same building as Nutt Street Comedy Room (The Soapbox Laundro-lounge- Yes, you read that right, a Laundromat bar). The Soapbox is a three level entertainment complex. Downstairs is Nutt Street Comedy Room. On the main floor is a stage where we will also be having showcases. In addition we have just a mile away TheatreNOW which seats 125.
Just looking at our rough schedule, the LEAST amount of stand-up showcases that gives us is 18 showcases. Now, we aren't going to reveal how many comics we are accepting at this time. We know some of you are good at algebra and might be able to figure out our social security numbers if we did that. Word problems are powerful! However, we can say that this is a 40% increase in the amount of stage time from last year.
We have an aggressive marketing plan on tap for 2013 that is vastly more comprehensive then 2012, so we can make sure there is a crowd for even the earliest shows during the festival. Thanks in advance for invaluable time and support.
* Please see www.capefearcomedyfestival.com
-Matt Ward @mattwardcomedy