Floodwater Comedy Festival is an official endeavor of The James Gang, an Iowa City non-profit which works to foster community-oriented events and experiences that promote creativity and service. 

This annual comedy fest focuses on three forms of comedy: performance (stand up and improv), video shorts, and writing. Events include performances, open mics, screenings, readings, workshops, talkbacks, and more!

Floodwater Comedy Festival is committed to upholding Iowa City's tradition of celebrating and developing the arts in our community. Through our programming we will showcase local talents, as well as create a collaborative environment between our community and acclaimed industry professionals. It is our mission to create a festival that will be entertaining, interactive, and most importantly, will make people laugh. 

In our downtime between the fests each spring, Floodwater hosts various community events to help promote local comedy.