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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in December

Updated: Jan 11

December Festival Submissions

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of December 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! We'll be updating throughout the month as new info comes in so be sure to check back!


Stand-Up

Alaska B4UDie Festival - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates Apr. 1-7)

Rip City Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Dec. 2nd, overall Dec. 31st (show dates May 2-4)

Upper Left Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 9th (show dates Apr. 25-27)

Jersey City Comedy Festival - Opening Dec. 15th, Early Bird ends Jan. 15th (show dates June 13-15) Red Eye Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 31st (show dates Apr. 4-6)

Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest - Early Bird ends Dec. 31st, overall Jan. 7th (show dates June 19-23)

P3 Comedy Fest - Regular Fee ends Dec. 31st, overall Jan. 10th (show dates May 24-26)

Wild West Comedy Fest - Dec. Fee ends Dec. 31st, overall Jan. 31st (show dates Apr. 4-6)

Vail Comedy Festival - Dec. Fee ends Dec. 31st, overall Feb. 15th (show dates May 24-26)

Gas Money Festival - Deadline Jan. 1 (show date June 8)

Flagship City Comedy Fest - Regular Fee ends Jan. 1st, overall Jan. 15th (show dates Apr. 25-28)

SLO Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 6th (show dates Feb. 22-25)

Pittsburgh Yinzerfest - Deadline Jan. 31st (show dates Apr. 25-28)

LGBTLOL Queer Comedy Fest - Opening Dec. 15, Early Bird ends Jan. 31st (May 30-June 2)

Red Clay Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 31st (show dates May 9-11)

FunnyFest Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 1 (show dates May 30-June 9, 2024)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival - Deadline end of Feb. (show dates last week of April)


Fringe

Fringe World - Can register up to the festival season (show dates Jan. 19 - Feb. 18)

Brighton Fringe - Early Bird Dec. 4th, overall May 1st (show dates May 3 - June 3)

Greater Manchester Fringe - Registration open, more details to come


Stand-Up/Alt Comedy/Solo Show/Storytelling

ANT Fest - Opening soon (show dates June 2024)


Sketch

DC Sketchfest - Early Bird ends Dec. 17th, overall Dec. 31st (show dates Mar. 21-23)

NL Sketchfest (Canada) - Deadline Jan. 12th (show dates Apr. 3-7)


Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Alt Comedy

Glasgow International Comedy Festival - Multiple deadlines, overall Feb. 1st (show dates Mar. 13-31st)


Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Variety

Perth Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates Apr. 24-May21)


Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Variety/Podcast

Brisbane Comedy Festival - Multiple deadlines in presenters kit, overall Jan. 16th (show dates Apr. 26-May26)


Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch

D.C. Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 15th (show dates Apr. 8-13)

Baton Rouge Improv Festival - Early Bird ends Jan. 1st (show dates Apr. 24-28)


Stand-Up/Improv

ComedyFort - Deadline Dec. 15th (show dates Mar. 21-24)


Film

Chicago Comedy Film Festival - Multiple deadlines, overall Apr. 6th (show date Nov. 9, 2024)


Feature & Short Film/Pilot/Audio/XR/Video Games

Tribeca Festival - (Fest dates June 5-16)

Shorts Regular Deadline Dec. 15th, overall Feb. 2nd

XR & Games Regular Deadline Jan. 10th, overall Feb. 13th

Audio Regular Deadline Jan. 10th, overall Feb. 21st

Feature and Pilot Deadline Jan. 17th


Improv

March Madness - Deadline Dec. 20th (show dates Feb. 1-25, March 11-16)

Ocean State Improv Festival - Deadline Dec. 31st (show dates June 5-9)

Hartford Improv Festival - Early Bird ends Dec. 31st, overall Jan. 14th (show dates Apr. 4-7)

Happy Valley XL Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 31st (show dates May 2024)

Northwest Improv Fest - Deadline Feb. 18th (show dates May 17&18)



Not Festivals, But Cool!

Writer Residency

Mesa Refuge Experience - Deadline Dec. 1st

Ucross Residency - Deadline Jan. 15th


Awards Show

All the Laughs Comedy Awards - Early Bird ends Feb. 1st



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