Q: What is the Bird City Comedy Festival?

A: Bird City Comedy Festival is an alt-comedy festival taking place in Downtown Phoenix April 6-9, 2017. Our lineup showcases the very best in stand up, improv, sketch, storytelling and more.


Q: Where does the Bird City Comedy Festival take place?

A: Bird City Comedy Festival takes place at several venues throughout Central Phoenix.


Q: When do tickets and festival passes go on sale?

A: Tickets go on sale Mar. 1 until two hours before showtime or the show is sold out. All ticket links are on our website on the schedule page.


Q: How do I purchase tickets and festival passes?

A: You can purchase tickets to individual shows by visiting the schedule page of this website or the specific show pages. There are options to purchase tickets on each of these pages. Space permitting, you can also purchase tickets at the door.


Q: Do you offer a student discount?

A: We do! Each of our tickets and festival passes are available at student prices. Just be sure to have your student ID handy to show the box office when picking up passes. Please note that some shows have age requirements. 


Q: I ordered tickets or passes online. How do I get them?

A: Each show will have a ticket booth where you can verify your ticket or festival pass purchase for admission. For greater ease, please show a digital or printed copy of your receipt. Please keep in mind that we don’t offer physical tickets.


Q: Are tickets and passes general admission or are there assigned seats?

A: All festival seats are general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please arrive early for greater seat selection.


Q: Is there an age requirement for festival shows?

A: It depends on the venue. Valley Bar and Crescent Ballroom are 21+. Stand Up Live is 18+. All other festival venues are all ages. Please keep in mind that material may not be suitable for all audiences.


Q: Will there be food and drinks for sale at the shows?

A: Food and beverage sales depend on the venue. The Renaissance, Stand Up Live, Valley Bar, Crescent Ballroom, The Newton, and Space 55 sell food and drinks. Phoenix Center for the Arts sells drinks. Lawn Gnome Publishing doesn’t sell food or drinks, but there are several bars and restaurants nearby.


Q: How long do the shows last?

A: Show length will vary from event to event, but most will run about 90 minutes.


Q: Do you need volunteers for the festival?

A: We definitely do! Please contact us at birdcitycomedy@gmail.com for more information.


Q: Are the venues handicapped accessible?

A: Each of our festival venues are handicapped accessible. Please contact the event venue for more specific information about accessibility.


Q: May I take photos or video of the festival?

A: We allow non-flash photography. However, flash photography and videos require prior permission from festival runners. Unauthorized photos or videos could be grounds for removal from the festival. To request permission, please email us at birdcitycomedy@gmail.com.


Q: I’m a comedian. Do you have any stage time for me at the festival?

A: Each night of the festival, we have the Little Bird Showcase where stand ups can get five minutes of stage time. From each showcase, one comedian will be offered a longer spot on another festival show. You may sign up for a showcase here.


Q: I’m a comedian who missed submissions this year. When will submissions open for 2018?

A: Submissions for 2018 will open October 15, 2017 and close January 15, 2018. To receive email notifications about submissions, you may sign up here.


Q: I cannot use my ticket or passes. Can I get a refund?

A: Possibly. Please email us at birdcitycomedy@gmail.com to resolve any issues.


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