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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

COVID-19's Effect On Upcoming Festivals

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

There are a number of festivals planned through June that have made COVID-19-related updates on their fests. You can find a list of them below.

The decision to cancel or postpone a festival does not come lightly and it is heartbreaking for the theaters and producers who come to these decisions.

When things reopen, be sure to support them.


LaughFest (now) Last 3 days cancelled (consider donating to their fundraiser)

Burning Bridges Festival March 19-22: Postponed

Dallas Comedy Festival March 24-28: Postponed

Bird City Comedy Festival March 26-28: Postponed

Tel Aviv Improv Festival April 1-4: Postponed

Memphis Comedy Festival April 2-5 Postponed

Hartford Improv Festival April 2-5: Cancelled

Westside Comedy's 9th Annual Showdown April 7-11: Currently suspended operations

Phoenix Improv Festival April 16-18: Postponed

Meadowlands Comedy Festival April 21-26 Postponed

Laughing Skull Comedy Fest April 23-26: Indefinitely postponed

2nd Best Comedy Fest - June 11-13, 2020

She-Devil Comedy Festival - No indication this is still happening

Turnpike Comedy Festival - June 24-25, and doing some shows over Zoom.


NC Comedy Festival Now Taking Place Summer 2020

Philly Sketchfest Film Festival Late Summer/Early Fall 2020

Alaska B4UDie Comedy Fest Hope To Reschedule for the Fall

Logan Square Improv Festival Now Taking Place Fall 2020

Lady Laughs Comedy Festival Now Taking Place in September

Australian Improv Festival Now Taking Place as Part of Sydney Fringe Festival

Treefort Music Fest Now Taking Place September 23-27

Palm Springs International Comedy Festival - Happening virtually October 11-18

NYC Improv Festivale March 19-21: Rescheduling (dates TBD)

Sacramento Comedy Festival - Postponing until 2021

CloudTop Comedy Festival - Returning 2021

Still On (but monitoring the situation)

Portland Comedy Festival - Monitoring COVID-19. Potentially opening soon (show dates TBA)

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