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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in February

Updated: Feb 25

Comedy Festival submissions in February

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


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

Wild West Comedy Fest - Deadline extended to Feb. 7th (show dates Apr. 4-6)

Badgerland Comedy Festival (Janesville, WI) - Deadline overall Feb. 9th (show dates May 1-5)

Asheville Comedy Festival (Asheville, NC) - Opening Feb. 10th, deadline May 10th (show dates in August)

Middleground Comedy Fest (Indianapolis) - Deadline Feb. 11th (show dates Apr. 25-28)

Vail Comedy Festival (Vail, CO) - Deadline Feb. 15th (show dates May 24-26)

Jersey City Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends Feb. 16th, overall Mar. 17th (show dates June 13-15)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival (Secaucus, NJ) - Deadline Feb. 28th (show dates last week of April)

Red Clay Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 29th (show dates May 9-11)

LGBTLOL Queer Comedy Fest (New Orleans) - Deadline Feb. 29th (May 30-June 2)

Skankfest Vegas - Deadline Feb. 29th (show dates Sept. 27-29)

Good Vibes Comedy Festival (Memphis) - Regular fee ends Feb. 29th, overall Apr. 5th (show dates Apr. 19&20)

Rubber City Comedy Festival (Akron, OH) - Deadline March 5th (show dates May 1-4th)

Laughing Buddha Comedy Festival (NYC) - Early Bird due after first 50 registrants), overall Mar. 16th (show dates Apr. 1-20)

Rogue Island Comedy Festival (Spring & Fall) (Newport, RI) - Deadline Mar. 17th (show dates May 23-27)

Burbank Comedy Festival - Deadline details coming soon (show dates Aug. 11-17)

World Series of Comedy (Various, Main Event in Vegas) - Various satellite deadlines, main event deadline Aug. 18th (various show dates, main event Sept. 22-28)

Altercation Comedy Festival (Austin) - Deadline info coming soon (show dates Nov. 13-16)

Windsor Comedy Festival (Ontario) - Deadline Oct. 20th (live finale show Dec. 27th)


Brighton Fringe - General Deadline Feb. 12th, overall May 1st (show dates May 3 - June 3)

KC Fringe (Kansas City, MO) - Deadline Feb. 28th (show dates July 18-28)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Early Bird ends Mar. 6th, overall Apr. 10th (show dates Aug. 2-26)

Hollywood Fringe - Deadline Apr. 15th (show dates June 13-30)

Greater Manchester Fringe - Brochure deadline at the end of April (show dates July 1-31)


Solocom (NYC) - Deadline Feb. 29th (show dates Apr. 18-21)


Limestone Comedy Festival (Bloomington, IN) - Early Bird ends Feb. 11, overall Mar. 10th (show dates May 31-June 2)


Big Pine Comedy Festival (Chandler, AZ) - Deadline in March (Sept. 26-28)


Portland Sketch Comedy Festival - Opening soon (show dates June 25-27)

Stand-Up/Sketch, Short & Animated Film/Podcasts

Laugh After Dark ComedyFest (Vegas) - Standard fee ends Mar. 31st, overall May 31st (show dates Oct 7-9)


Austin Sketchfest - Regular fee ends Feb.. 29th, overall Mar. 15th (show dates May 23-25)


Laugh Riot Grrrl (Los Angeles) - Deadline Apr. 1st (show dates June 3-10)


Boom Chicago (Amsterdam) - Early Bird ends Mar. 1st, overall Mar. 15th (show dates July 11-21)


iO Fest (Chicago) - Deadline Mar. 1st (show dates July 25-28)


Sixth City Comedy Festival (Cleveland) - Deadline Mar. 31st (show dates Aug. 7-10)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Alt Comedy

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

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch Video/Alt Comedy/Podcast

Detroit Women of Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends Feb. 29th, overall Mar. 10th (show dates May 17&18)


Baton Rouge Improv Festival - Deadline Feb. 15th (show dates Apr. 24-28)

Blue Whale Comedy Festival (Tulsa, OK) - Opening Feb. 19th, Early Bird ends Mar. 4th (show dates. Aug. 22-24)

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


Philly Sketchfest - Sketch deadline Mar. 31st (show dates May 31-June 1 & June 6-8)

Film regular deadline Apr. 1st, overall Apr. 30 (show date June 5th)

Stand-Up/Sketch/Film/Web Series/Pilot

Portland Comedy Film Festival - Regular deadline Mar. 31st, overall July 31st (show date Oct. 14)

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

LA Comedy Film Festival - Early Bird ends Feb. 16th, overly July 19th (show dates Sept. 5-15)

Feature & Short Film/Pilot/Screenplay Short

Ha Ha Harvest Comedy and Film Festival (Portland, OR) - Early Bird ends Mar. 28th, overall Oct. 10 (show dates Nov. 20-24)

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

Tribeca Festival (NYC) - (Fest dates June 5-16)

Shorts Deadline Feb. 14th

XR & Games Deadline Feb. 13th

Audio Deadline Feb. 21st


The Big Funny (New Orleans) - Deadline Mar. 1st (show dates May 16-20)


RISE Comedy Festival (Denver, CO) - Early Bird ends Feb. 29th, overall May 15th (show dates July 26-Aug. 4)


Northwest Improv Fest (Coeur d'Alene, ID) - Deadline Feb. 18th (show dates May 17&18)

Countdown Improv Fest (Tampa) - Early Bird ends Feb. 29, overall Mar. 19th (show dates Aug. 7-10)

Fool's Gold Improv Festival (Atlanta) - Early Bird ends Mar. 1st, overall Mar. 10th (show dates Apr. 5-7)

Fun & Dumb Improv Festival (Brooklyn, NY) - Opening Feb. 27th, more details to come

Pandora Improv Festival (Marina di Massa, Italy) - Deadline info coming soon (show dates June 6-9)

Orange County Improv Fest - Deadline Mar. 10th (show dates June 13-15)

The Bit Improv Festival (Aurora, Il) - Deadline Apr. 29th (show dates June 21-22)

Secret City Improv Festival (Oak Ridge, TN) - Deadline June 15th (show dates Sept. 27-29)

Not Festivals, But Cool!

Writer Residency

I-Park Artist-in-Residence (East Haddam, CT) - Deadline Feb. 29th (Throughout June & Sept.)

Millary Arts Residences (Hudson Valley, NY) - Core Residency's Early Bird ends Mar. 1st, overall Mar. 8th (Throughout Aug & Dec.)

Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) - Deadline May 19th (dates Oct. 6-26)

Play Series

Neurodivergent New Play Series (Brooklyn, NY) - Deadline after 100 submissions monthly

Awards Show

All the Laughs Comedy Awards (ATL) - Early Bird ends Feb. 1st, overall Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 27-29)

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