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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in August

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

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!

While we share this info for free, if you feel like putting something "in the tip jar," be our guest.

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


San Francisco Comedy Competition - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates throughout Sept.) Funlap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 14-15)

Lookout Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 20-22)

Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 6th (show dates Oct. 6-9)

Fountain City Comedy Festival - Early Birds ends Aug. 1st, overall Aug. 10th (show dates Oct. 13-16th)

World Series of Comedy - Deadline Aug. 14th (main event dates Sept. 11-17)

5th Borough Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates Oct. 6-9)

Red Clay Comedy Festival - Deadline extended to Aug. 22nd (show dates Nov. 10-13)

Cleveland Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 21st (show dates Nov. 2-5)

Tower City Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 30th (show dates Jan. 26-29, 2023)

Coney Island Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates September)

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

Seattle International Comedy Competition - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates throughout Nov.)

The Riot Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates March 23-26)

West End Comedy Fest - Deadline Sept. 30th (show dates Feb. 4-5)

P3 Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Sept. 30th, overall Nov. 30th (show dates May 26-28)

Next Best Comic - Deadline Oct. 20th (finale show date Dec. 27)

Sno Jam Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 15th (Show Dates Jan. 19-21)


Fringe World Festival - Check Event Reg. Pack for date details (show dates Jan. 20-Feb. 19)

Adelaide Fringe Festival - Check Key Dates section (show dates Feb. 17-March19)

Stand-Up/Sketch/Variety/Anything Comedy

Hull Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 21st (show dates Nov. 16-20)

Stand-Up/Video Sketch/Musical

Vermont Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Aug. 1st, overall Oct. 1st (show dates Dec. 1-4)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Podcasts/Feature, Short, & Animated Film/Web Series/Musical

All the Laughs Comedy Awards - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 21-23)

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

LA Comedy FilmFest - Early Bird ends Aug. 26th, overall Feb. 3rd (show dates April 13-23)


New South Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 12th (show dates Nov. 3-12)


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

Vintage Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 15-19)

Palm Beach Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 7th (show dates Sept. 8-11)

Red Rocks Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 13th (show dates Sept. 29-Oct. 1)

Grand Rapids Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 13th (show dates Oct. 13-15)

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

Fests to Keep Up With

  • These festivals are still determining when to open submissions or make dates for the fest. We'll be updating you as new info comes in or if plans change.


Portland Comedy Festival - No new info, yet - Festival Dates in October

Improv/Musical Improv

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


Hong Kong Improv Festival - Hope to run a fest, but are monitoring COVID.

Not a Fest, But Cool

Kickstarter to fund Intensive Workshops for High Schoolers at the Secret City Improv Fest

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