• Jason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in August

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

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

With COVID-19 throwing everyone off, many of these submission and show dates are subject to change.


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

San Francisco Comedy Competition - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates in September)

Palm Springs International Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Oct. 11-18)

Seattle Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Nov. 1-30, 2020)

Windsor Comedy Fest/Next Best Comic - Deadline Oct. 20th (finale show Dec. 27, 2020)

Aloha Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 20th (show dates Feb. 25-27, 2021)


SF Sketchfest - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates 2021)


Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates Nov. 20-22, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Variety/Musical/Film/Short/TV Pilot

LA Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 11th (show dates Nov. 12-22, 2020)


Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (French show dates Jan. 27-31, 2021, English show dates Feb. 3-7-2021)

Fringe World Festival - Deadline Oct. 29th (show dates Jan. 15-Feb.14, 2021)

Adelaide Fringe Festival - Deadline Nov. 4th (show dates Feb. 19-Mar. 21, 2021)

Variety (Everything)

Melbourne Fringe Festival - Finalize registration by Aug. 21st (show dates Nov. 12-29, 2020)


Secret City Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 9th (show dates Oct. 9-10, 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)

Green Bay Improv Fest - Deadline Feb. 1st (show dates April 30-May 1, 2021)

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

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