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The Coup De Comedy Festival & GII Symposium 2017

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The Coup De Comedy Festival & GII Symposium 2017

The Coup de Comedy 2017 is coming!

Plus The Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium 2017!

Hey! We're Improv Revolution and we're here to bring you an amazing comedy festival for FREE!

The Coup de Comedy is a FREE four-day comedy festival consisting of panels, workshops, and shows, available to the community for FREE. The Coup de Comedy 2017 will welcome back some old friends to teach and play and introduce exciting new acts. This year we also have an exciting new partnership with the Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) and Chapman University to present an incredible international improvisation symposium. Literally, guests from all over the world will be joining us to share (via workshops, panels, and presentations) how improvisation impacts the world - don't believe us, check out these confirmed VIPs here including KEITH JOHNSTONE himself! We can't wait to show you what we've got in store, including our Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring our special VIP celebrity guest!

This year will be our biggest yet, with the most talented artists in the world!

What We Need & What You Get 

We're asking for $3000 for the biggest Coup yet in order to fund:

  • Production of a professional-grade festival including technical and running costs.
  • Advertising and promotion - we want as many people as possible to benefit from the Coup.
  • Bringing the talents of renowned teachers and comedians to our community for free.

The Coup de Comedy is the pride of Improv Revolution, and we're working hard to build our comedy community at UCI, in Orange County, and beyond. Offering a quality festival for free is of utmost importance to us because we believe the joy of comedy should be accessible by all!

Every dollar of your donation here at ZotFunder is eligible for a tax deduction and goes directly towards the comedy endeavors of Improv Revolution and it is also a vote of confidence in the future of comedy. Every dollar counts, so please contribute any way you can. We are young comedians striving to match your monetary donations with our hard work.

If you are interested in donating and receiving perks, then follow this link to our Indiegogo campaign!

Get Involved!

This festival is for the comedy community at large and we want you to feel included! Even if you can't make a monetary donation, there are still valuable ways to help us out:

  • Share this campaign with your friends!  (There are Indiegogo share tools that make telling others easy!)
  • LIKE our Facebook Page for the latest updates! 
  • FOLLOW us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (IrevUCI) as well!
  • Or just come to the Coup de Comedy Festival 2017 & GII Symposium on May 10th-13th, 2017! (FREE Registration opens in March/April.)

Who Are We?

Improv Revolution (or iRev) is a 6-year-old undergraduate improvisational ensemble at UC Irvine that performs long form and short form improv on campus and local festivals. We lead weekly workshops for individuals interested in improvisation for free. We are involved in community outreach with local schools and perform with other community teams and college groups.

"LIKE" our Facebook Page for the latest updates on all of our activities.

Hope to see you at the Coup de Comedy Festival 2017, the GII Symposium 2017, and our upcoming shows!


Our way
of Thanking You


Instagram Thanks

Give us $5 and we'll love you forever for helping to fund this amazing festival. Any amount helps and we thank you for your donation. You'll be thanked on our Instagram.

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Reserved Seating

You'll have a guaranteed VIP seat at any one of our exciting events at UCI during the Coup de Comedy 2017! Plus you'll recieve our eternal and Instagram thanks as well!

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Thank You Video

With this perk we will send you a video of the whole team saying thank you to you (and perhaps doing something else silly) to thank your for your generous donations. You'll also get our eternal thanks and Instagram thanks!

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Priority Reservation

This perk is super awesome because we'll send you the link to reserve your spot at workshops and shows before anyone else get them, so you'll have your pick of all the amazing workshops, shows, and panels coming to this festival! You'll also get our eternal thanks and Instagram thanks!

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By donating this amount, you'll be named as one of our co-producers of this amazing festival. We'll give you this title because of your love for bringing comedy education to the Orange County community is appreciated! You'll also get our eternal thanks and Instagram thanks!

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Star Gazer

With this perk you will be named as a producer of this festival and you'll get to meet our VIP guest as our way of saying thank you for supporting an amazing educational experience. You'll also get our eternal thanks and Instagram thanks!

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