Alchemy Comedy announces eighth annual New South Comedy Festival 11/4-11/13

November 8, 2021

Returning to an in-person event this year, Alchemy Comedy, Greenville’s own improv theater will be hosting the 8th annual New South Comedy Festival. New South Comedy Festival will feature stand-up, improv, sketch, musical comedy, and workshops from performers around the country. All shows will take place at Alchemy Comedy Theater located at 1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601.

Theater Owner Harrison Brookie says, “We are so thrilled to have our festival back in person this year and to be offering so many great shows and workshops featuring top-tier comedians from all across the country and from right here in Greenville, South Carolina.”

The festival will feature eight comedy workshops featuring world-class instructors from New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, North Carolina, Virginia, and locally from Greenville, SC. Workshops will cover topics such as character creation, creating stand-up content, how to go viral, and others. More information can be found on

Show info:

  • Thursday, November 4th, 7:30 pm: Local Improv Comedy from Alchemy 201 Student Showcase, Never Decaf, and Haymaker
  • Thursday, November 4th, 9:00 pm: Stand-up Comedy from Tyler Prescott (GVL), Jolie Dudley (BKLYN), Josh di Donato (ATL), S.L. DeAngelo (VA), William Kean (NYC)
  • Friday, November 5th, 7:30 pm: Stand-up Comedy from Andrea Reeps (GVL), Reuben Wolf (NYC), Nate Allen (ATL), Art Cai (BKLYN), Andrew Cornelius (LA)
  • Friday, November 5th, 9:00 pm: Your Next Comic to the Stage: Mainstage Comedy Revue featuring guest Marlene Thompson
  • Saturday, November 6th, 7:30 pm: Stand-up Comedy from Nicole McAden, Shealyn Forshee (Philly), Dan Paswell (IN), Andrew Cornelius (LA)
  • Saturday, November 6th, 9:00 pm: First Weekend Festival FINALE featuring stand-up comedy from Barak Ziv (NYC), improv comedy from Mabel’s Baby (AVL), Local Legends All-Stars (Everywhere,  USA)
  • Sunday-Wednesday will feature of series of digital shows check Alchemy Comedy’s Facebook for more info.
  • Thursday, November 11th, 7:30 pm: Local Improv Comedy from Alchemy’s Improv 101 class and Clemson’s Mock Turtle Soup
  • Thursday, November 11th, 9:00 pm: Special Veteran’s Day Local Legends: Improv comedy inspired by true stories from retired Army Colonel Rick Schwartz
  • Friday, November 12th, 7:30 pm: Improv Comedy from Impromptu (Sarasota, FL), Co-workers (Atlanta, GA), Local Legends All-Stars (Everywhere, USA)
  • Friday, November 12th, 9:00 pm: Your Next Comic to the Stage: Mainstage Comedy Revue featuring guest Vickie Plummer
  • Saturday, November 13th, 7:30 pm: Musical Hip-Hop & Sketch Comedy The Bustercups (Columbia, SC), Trouble With Shapes (Greensboro, NC), Jack Blankenship: “A Funeral for My Face” (New York City)
  • Saturday, November 13th, 9:00 pm: Festival FINALE featuring First Four Names (Orlando, FL), Bianchi and Byland (Richmond, VA, and Chapel Hill, NC), All-Star Local Legends (Everywhere, USA)

For more information and to buy tickets visit tickets are available online and at the door but purchasing in advance online is recommended as shows will sell out. Food and drink are available to purchase at Coffee Underground.

Alchemy encourages attendees to take precautions to keep themselves and their performers safe by wearing a mask and/or getting vaccinated. Theater staff, workshop teachers, and performers are all vaccinated and will be wearing masks when not on stage.


About Alchemy Comedy Theater

Founded in 2011 by four Clemson Alumni, Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Jason Underwood, and Meg Pierson, and has since grown to feature hundreds of local comedians. Alchemy comedy produces six weekly comedy shows of improv, stand-up, sketch, and everything in between. Alchemy mainly features improv comedy, a form of live theater which is made up on stage live, never to exist in the same way ever again. In the last ten years, they have produced thousands of live shows in Greenville and performers have been featured all over the world.