Ingenuity Fest will be September 16, 17 & 18 this year. The music & arts festival has been growing since it’s inception in 2002, and it’s current location under the historic Detroit/Superior bridge sets it apart as one of the most unique summer festivals in the midwest. Last year’s, attendance soared to over 40,000 visitors to the 3 day event.
Chucklefck is proud to be producing the comedy programming at this years event. The overall theme of Ingenuity Fest this year is studying the way things ‘flow’. So, in a vague effort to address that, we’re going to have a live twitter feed next to the stage to encourage audience interaction and study the impact social media is having on stand up.
Another aspect of the festival, and that which you’re submitting to, will be Chucklefck Showcases.
There will be 6 Chucklefck showcases featuring 3 comics each. There are 18 showcase slots available total that you are submitting for. The comic who performs best during their showcase will be invited to the Best of the Fest closing show at Hilarities. The club has agreed to put up a host and feature week for stand outs from the festival.
There will be slots for additional comic programming (sketch, improv, podcast, etc.).
Your submission email should be sent to:
The Subject line should read:
Comic Submission (Your Name) for Ingenuity
Name, location, a brief bio, links to your social networking sites (facebook/twitter/tumblr), in addition to the clip you would like to be reviewed.
Please, submit a clip that’s funny from beginning to end. If you submit an 8 minute clip and you’re hilarious during the first 4 and not so much during the last 4, that will probably affect your scoring by the selection committee. So, send your best clip and good luck!
Once your email submission is sent, please pay your submission fee via brown paper tickets, you’ll receive an email response confirming both have been received.
Bela Dubby (13321 Madison Avenue) will stay open Monday because Chucklefck is awesome and it’ll be fun.
They’ll probably still gank the good sound equipment but who cares.
Let’s find a tiny grill and make some grub! I’ll bring napkins, you bring the food.
What you think?
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Only 12 tix left for 7:30 show. ALMOST SOLD OUT! Don’t miss out
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With submissions now closed, let’s take a closer look at some of the stats…
Total of 288 Submissions
135 Improv Groups
Austin - 60
NYC - 10
LA - 20
Chicago - 14
Dallas - 5
Philadelphia - 2
Oklahoma City - 7
Minneapolis - 6
Houston - 1
Seattle - 1
Phoenix - 5