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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in April

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of April 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!


Show Me Funny Festival - Deadline details on their website (show dates this summer)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends April 30th overall May 30th (show dates TBD)

She-Devil Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends May 1st overall July 1st (show dates Oct. 21-23, 2020)

Asheville Comedy Festival - Deadline May 30th (show dates Aug. 12-15, 2020)

Turnpike Comedy Festival - Deadline May 31st (show dates June 24-25, 2020)

Motor City Comedy Festival - Deadline May 31st (show dates Sept. 17-20, 2020)

Altercation Comedy Fest - Deadline May 31st (show dates Oct. 28-31, 2020)

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

Red Clay Comedy Festival - Deadline June 30th (show dates Oct. 2-3, 2020)

CloudTop Comedy Festival - Deadline June 14th (show dates Sept. 10-12, 2020)

5th Borough Comedy Festival - Deadline July 24th overall Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 8-13, 2020)

Windsor Comedy Fest/Next Best Comic - Deadline Oct. 20, 2020 (finale show in late Dec. 2020)


40 For 40 Fest - Deadline May 4th (show dates Aug. 5-9, 2020)


Portland Sketchfest - Deadline April 30th (show dates July 23-25, 2020)


Nottingham Comedy Festival - Deadline mid June (show dates Nov. 6-14, 2020)

Milwaukee Comedy Festival - Deadline May 5th (show dates Aug. 5-9, 2020)

Hell Yes Fest - Deadline May 10th (show dates Nov. 11-15, 2020)


Detroit Women of Comedy Festival - Deadline April 12th (show dates June 11-14, 2020)


Flyover Comedy Festival - Deadline June 15th (show dates Nov. 5-7, 2020)


Impride Comedy Festival - Deadline April 15th (show dates July 9-12, 2020)


San Francisco Improv Festival - Deadline April 15th (show dates Sept. 16-20, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Video & Film

Palm Springs International Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 3rd (show dates Sept. 24-28, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Variety/Musical/Short Film/Magic

Burbank Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends April 30th overall June 1st (show dates Aug. 16-22, 2020)

Improv/Sketch/Variety 2nd Best Comedy Fest - Deadline April 1st (show dates June 11-13, 2020)


Big Pine Comedy Festival - Deadline June 4th (show dates Sept. 16-20, 2020)

Improv/Musical Improv

Big Pond Improv Festival - Deadline June 26 (show dates Sept. 3-5, 2020)

Musical Improv/Unscripted Play

Unscripted Play Festival - Deadline June 16th (show dates July 30-Aug. 1st, 2020)

Musical Improv

West Coast Musical Improv Festival - Deadline April 1st (show dates July 16-19, 2020)

Minneapolis Musical Improv Festival - Deadline April 15th (show dates Aug. 21-23, 2020)


The Australian Improv Festival - Deadline April 1st (Sydney Fringe Festival, Sept. 1-30, 2020)

Stumptown Improv Festival - Deadline April 5th (show dates June 25-27, 2020)

Vintage Improv Festival - Deadline April 10th (show dates Sept. 11-13, 2020)

The Dramatic Improv Festival - Deadline April 15th (show dates Sept. 11-13, 2020)

Damn Good Improv Festival - Deadline April 24th (show dates Sept. 3-6, 2020)

New Orleans Improv Festival - Deadline April 30th (show dates Sept. 25-27, 2020)

Baltimore Improv Fest - Deadline May 1st (show dates July 27 - August 2, 2020)

Countdown Improv Festival - Deadline May 1st (show dates Aug. 13-15, 2020)

Detroit Improv Festival - Deadline May 8th (show dates Aug. 5-8, 2020)

Kansas City Improv Festival - Regular Fee ends May 16th overall May 31st (show dates Aug. 20-29, 2020)

Vancouver Improv Fest - Deadline June 1st (show dates October 6-12, 2020)

Hong Kong Improv Festival - Deadline mid-to-late Aug. (show dates Oct. 8-11, 2020)

Third Coast Improv Fest - Deadline Sept. 19th (show dates Nov. 5-7, 2020)

We will be keeping up on all festivals that change their plans.

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