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City Theater Company launches its exciting 30th season with the annual Tax Free Comedy Festival.

Tickets are available NOW at

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2023

Media Contact: Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, City Theater Company, 302-377-3156 or

Get ready for big laughs in the small wonder! The annual Tax Free Comedy Festival

from City Theater Company takes the stage for two nights only: Friday and Saturday

nights, October 20 and 21. Show time is at 7:00 PM both evenings at CTC’s home base in

The Delaware Contemporary, where the two organizations are in their third year of artistic


Tax Free is sponsored by Artisans Bank and is the First State's only annual showcase

of its kind, featuring a mix of seasoned and up-and-coming comedians and improv

teams from Delaware, Philadelphia, and beyond.

The 2023 lineup includes national and local acts: stand-up comedy from Belynda

Cleare, Cecily Alexander, Trayvon Fulton, and Eddie Gallagher and improv performances

by Untitled: Art Meets Improv, Daddy Issues, Fearless Improv, and 6 Different People.

Belynda Cleare, Cecily Alexander, Trayvon Fulton, and Eddie Gallagher are

comedians who have been impressing audiences across the USA and Canada -

highlights from their tours include Cleare’s featured segments on Fox 29 and Canadian

Broadcasting media; Alexander opening for comedian Maria Bamford and authoring the

book Vagina Strong; Fulton acting as the host of Philly’s weekly The Comedy Jawn and

playing at Punchline in Philadelphia; and Gallagher the creator behind Kricket Comedy, his

award-winning traveling comedy club.

Fearless Improv, CTC’s house team, performs short-form comedy in the style of the

popular television show Whose Line Is It Anyway and routinely sells out shows locally at

CTC and Wilmington Brew Works. Daddy Issues is popular throughout Philadelphia and

the Delaware Valley, creating long-form comedy shows that connect humor with heart; while

6 Different People of Philly fame promises “unadulterated chaos” as they create

slice-of-life vignettes to comic effect. National act Untitled: Art Meets Improv is a unique

experience that explores the connection between comedy and visual arts by partnering with

a local artist to create a hybrid improv-meets-studio-art performance.

The all-ages shows start at 7 P.M. both nights, and feature a cash bar with seasonal brews

and local wineshop offerings for 21+. All CTC shows also offer access to The Delaware

Contemporary Galleries prior to showtime, currently exhibiting art curated around the theme

of Nourish.

TICKETS: General admission $25 single night or $40 two-night pass. Military with ID and

Student with ID admission $20 single night. Youth (under 16) single night admission $15.

Available online via or at the door pending availability - advance purchase


DATES/TIME: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2023. Both shows are at 7:00 P.M.

LOCATION: All shows at The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

MORE INFO: Visit or on social media at City Theater Company.

City Theater Company, founded in 1993, performs contemporary comedies, new works, and

classic musicals to critical acclaim in an intimate black box theater on the Wilmington waterfront. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on



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