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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in April

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

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!

If your fest isn't mentioned, please let us know all of the details (in the format we have things listed below)


Tower City Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends March 31st, overall Aug. 30th (show dates Jan. 26-29, 2023)

Motor City Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends April 29th, overall May 31st (show dates Sept. 15-18)

Asheville Comedy Festival - Deadline May 30th (show dates Aug. 11-13)

CloudTop Comedy Festival - Deadline June 3rd (show dates Sept. 15-17)

Sac Town Comedy Get Down - Deadline June 25th (show dates Aug. 5-7)

World Series of Comedy - Deadline Aug. 14th (main event dates Sept. 19-24)

Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (English show dates Feb. 2-4)

Stand-Up/Comedy Film

Laugh After Dark ComedyFest - Regular fee ends April 30th, overall June 30th (show dates Oct. 3-5)


Portland Sketch Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends April 15th, overall May 1st (show dates

Sketch/Feature, Short, & Animated Film/TV Pilot/Music Video

LA Comedy Film Festival - Late Fee ends April 15th, overall June 17th (show dates July 27-Aug. 7)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Comedy Short Films/Variety/Magic

Burbank Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends April 30th, overall June 1st (show dates Aug. 7-20)


Milwaukee Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends May 1st, overall May 8th (show dates Oct. 2-9)


Detroit Women of Comedy Festival - Deadline April 8th (show dates May 20-21)


Omaha Comedy Festival - OPEN April 13th, deadline May 13th (show dates Sept. 1-4)

Nottingham Comedy Festival - OPEN April 19th (show dates Nov. 4-12)

RISE Comedy Festival - Deadline May 17th (show dates July 7-17)


Big Pine Comedy Festival - Deadline July 29th (show dates Oct. 13-15)


Wasatch Improv Festival - Deadline April 17th (show dates Aug. 11-13)

Detroit Improv Festival - Deadline April 24th (show dates Aug. 10-13)

Countdown Improv Festival - Regular fee ends April 30th, overall May 8th (show dates Aug. 10-13)

Vintage Improv Festival - Early Bird ends April 30th (show dates Sept. 15-19)

Improv Fest Ireland - Deadline May 7th (show dates Nov. 16-19)

Secret City Improv Festival - Priority Deadline July 1st, overall Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 30-Oct. 1)

Third Coast Improv Festival - Deadline August 31st (show dates Nov. 3-5)

Fests to Keep Up With

  • These festivals have dates but are still determining when to open submissions. We'll be updating you as new info arrives!



Improvaganza - Show dates in June

Improv/Musical Improv

Big Pond Improv Festival - Optimistic about Summer/Fall of this year

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

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