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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions In September

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of September so you don't have to! We have improv, stand-up, sketch and more covered below!

Sketch/Variety Show

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates mid-January)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Solo/Musical/Podcast/Short Plays/Variety

SF Sketchfest - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Jan. 9-26, 2020)


Hoboken Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 1st (show dates Sept.30 - Oct. 6, 2019)

Toronto Cannabis Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 10th (show dates Oct. 17-18, 2019)

Seattle International Comedy Competition - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Nov. 1-26, 2019)

Boston Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 30 (show dates Nov. 13-16, 2019)

Coney Island Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 1st (show dates Nov. 7-9, 2019)

Comedyfort Festival - Deadline Dec. 13th (show dates March 26-29, 2020)

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 24th (show dates April 23-26, 2020)

Stand-Up/Themed Show/Variety Show/Podcast

Ha-Ha Harvest Comedy Fest - Deadline Sept. 9th (show dates Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2019)

Stand-Up/Themed Show

Leicester Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 2nd (show dates Feb. 5-23, 2020)

Sno Jam Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 15th (show dates Jan. 23-25, 2019)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Video & Film

Palm Springs International Comedy Festival - Deadline March 1st (show dates May 22-25, 2020)


Impro Theatre's WinterFest - Deadline Sept. 17th (show dates Jan. 6-12, 2020)

Alaska State Improv Festival - Deadline Sept. 27th (show dates April 23-26, 2020)

Wasatch Improv Festival - Deadline Nov. 11th (show dates Jan. 16-18, 2020)

Improv/Musical/Live Sketch/Video Sketch

Improv Deadline Sept. 7th (must be Honolulu-based to audition Sept. 8th)

Video Sketches Deadline Sept. 16th (show dates Oct. 17-19, 2019)


PureFest - Deadline Sept. 20th (show dates Sept. 27-28, 2019)


The Westside Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 3rd (show dates Oct. 17-20, 2019)

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