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Every Comedy Festival with Open Submissions in October

Updated: Feb 11, 2020

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of October so you don't have to! We have improv, stand-up, sketch and more covered below! Just click the names of the festivals to follow their link!

Sketch/Variety Show

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates Jan. 9-19)


Big Pine Comedy Festival - Deadline June 1st (show dates June 16-20, 2020)


Memphis Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 25th (show dates Apr. 2-5, 2020)


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 - Early Bird ends Oct. 30th Overall Feb. 24th (show dates April 23-26, 2020)

Aberdeen International Comedy Festival - Deadline in June (show dates Oct. 1-11, 2020)

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)

Floodwater Comedy Festival - Deadline around Christmas (show dates Feb. 27-29, 2020)


Big-Little Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Oct. 13th overall Nov. 10th (show dates Feb. 12-15, 2020)

NC Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 31st (show dates March 20-29, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical Comedy

11th Annual Women in Comedy Festival - (opening this fall) Deadline Nov. 15th (show dates Apr. 30-May 3, 2020)

Musical Improv

New York Musical Improv Festival - Deadline Nov. 4th (show dates March 12-15, 2020)


Seattle Festival of Improv - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates Feb. 12-16, 2020)

Phoenix Improv Festival - Deadline Oct. 31st (show dates Apr. 16-18, 2020)

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Oct. 11th, Overall Nov. 8th (show dates Jan. 24&25, 2020)

Tel Aviv Improv Festival - Deadline Nov. 10th (show dates Apr. 1-4th, 2020)

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


Bird City Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 15th (show dates March 26-28,2020)

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