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THE TAX FREE COMEDY FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 20 & 21, 2023 | 7pm

 

City Theater Company presents the Tax Free Comedy Festival, the First State's annual showcase featuring the best and funniest from Delaware and beyond performing stand-up and improv comedy. 

PERFORMER BIOS

Belynda Cleare

 

Belynda Cleare

Headliner

Friday October 20, 2023

Belynda Cleare’s comedic, writing, and performing abilities are often overshadowed by her striking resemblance to Beyonce. Even as her stand up broaches topics like poverty, aging, and death, Belynda’s bright, warm energy brings life to every room. 2022 Fox 29 News did a segment on Belynda’s use of comedy to cope with grief. She is a frequent guest on THE HAWK radio station, has been featured on CBC’s The National and in Nova Scotia’s Chronicle Herald and Guysborough Journal newspapers Belynda can be seen on club stages from NYC to LA and various parts of Canada, as well as walking past Andre 3000 in a party scene in AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere.

 

Untitled: Art Meets Improv

Headliner

Saturday October 21, 2023

Untitled: Art Meets Improv is a show that strives to merge the worlds of improv comedy and visual/studio arts into a unique and collaborative experience. Local artists across many disciplines share their work with the cast to inspire an improv set to create a comedy show unlike any you've seen before!

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Guy Schiavi

Host

Friday October 20, 2023

Guy Schiavi is a Delaware captive who performs comedy everywhere. We’re talking Basements, attics, bars, and even in front of a gelato freezer. Guy has also been featured at Helium Comedy Club and The Punch Line Comedy Club in Philadelphia but mostly those other places

 

Keith Purnell

Featured Comedian

Friday October 20, 2023

Keith Purnell was born and raised here in Wilmington, DE. He has been doing comedy for well over 10 years and has appeared on Comedy Central, Sirius Radio, and Last Comic Standing.

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Daddy Issues

Featured Improv Group

Friday October 20, 2023

Daddy Issues Improv creates a heartfelt show filled with humor and emotional connection. The team began playing together in January of 2019, and since then, have become a mainstay on the Indie scene in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. We’ve got a playful vibe that means while our shows may start in a very grounded place, odds are it’s gonna get a little weird before too long. Our current shows feature the Pretty Flower, but we’ve also been known to go a little off the map as well, and just like Dad, we’ll never ask for directions. Come laugh. Come Feel. We'll resolve those Daddy Issues together. Daddy Issues is: Nick Kronberger, Nate May, Jack McDermott, Tanya Morgan, Jimmy O’Donnell, Siobhan O’Hara, and Mike Savitski, with Coach Frank Farrell.

 

Fearless Improv

Featured Improv Group

Friday October 20, 2023

​City Theater Company's own Fearless Improv creates comedy, on the spot, that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. The show is based on audience suggestions so you are part of the show!

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Eddie Gallagher

 

Eddie Gallagher

Host

Saturday October 21, 2023

Eddie Gallagher is a father of four, husband of one and founder of the #1 award winning traveling comedy club in the tri-state area; Kricket Comedy. His material covers family, dating, marriage, alcohol consumption, vacations and much more. He guarantees that you'll laugh at least once during his performance.

 

Trayvon Fulton

Featured Comedian

Saturday October 21, 2023

The Richmond, Virginia native, Trayvon Fulton is an American comedian and writer. At 18 years of age, Trayvon enlisted into the United States Army, where a traveled view of the world sparked his love for comedy. The American Military gave him a worldwide perspective on topics such as race, religion and culture differences. With his talent and ability to produce intelligent writing and a heart for making people laugh, it’s no shocker he found his way to the stage. You can find the now Philly based comic at clubs such as Punchline Philly and even hosting a weekly show at The Comedy Jawn on Monday nights in Philadelphia.

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Cecily Alexandria Chapman

 

Cecily Alexandria

Featured Comedian

Saturday October 21, 2023

Cecily Alexandria a Black woman of many talents. Among the top descriptions is comedian. She has appeared in many comedy festivals, podcasts, and has even written a book (Vagina Strong). If you’re looking for a smart, informed, and funny human you’ve found her right here. Cecily’s standup comedy has a traditional feel with a bite. Truth and sarcasm and a side of delight. She has performed throughout the country including including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philly, and she has opened for Maria Bamford.

 

6 Different People

Featured Improv Group

Saturday October 21, 2023

6 Different People is a longform improv comedy team from Philadelphia. Join them for a show where they’ll create magical new worlds full of delicious surprises, unadulterated chaos, and relatable, slice-of-life situations.

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The Tax Free Comedy Festival is proudly sponsored by Artisans' Bank.

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