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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in April

Updated: May 3, 2021

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!

COVID-19 is still throwing things off. Many of these submission and show dates are subject to change. Many, if not all, will be virtual. Some fests are making decisions for 2021 soon. We'll update as that info rolls out!

Fest dates are for 2021, except where noted.


Altercation Comedy Festival - Submissions open from April 2-9th only (show dates Oct. 27-30)

Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (French show dates Jan. 26-29, 2022, English show dates Feb. 2-6, 2022)


Milwaukee Comedy Festival - Standard fee ends May 3rd overall May 10th (show dates Oct. 3-10)

Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival - Deadline July 31st (show dates Oct. 23-24)

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

LA Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends May 28th overall Sept. 17th (show dates Nov. 11-21)

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

Burbank Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends Apr. 30 (show dates Aug. 8-21)

Anything Improvised

Mirth Madness Virtual Tournament - Deadline Apr. 8th (show dates Apr. 10-18)


The Australian Improv Festival - Deadline April 1st (show dates June 12-14)

Countdown Improv Festival - Early Bird ends April 30th overall May 31st (show dates Sept. 8-12)

Vintage Improv Festival - Deadline June 1st (show dates Sept. 8-12)

Dramatic Improv Festival - Deadline June 30th (show dates Oct. 6-10)

Secret City Improv Festival - Early Bird ends July 16th overall Aug. 13th (show dates Sept. 24-25)

Third Coast Improv Fest - Deadline Aug. 31, 2021 (show dates Nov. 4-6)

Fests We're Keeping Up With

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



Rubber City Comedy Festival - May only be using previous submissions - May 5-8



Cactus Comedy Classic - Show dates Apr. 29-May1


Improvaganza - Show dates June 2022

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

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