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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in January

Updated: Feb 11, 2020

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


SLO Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 7th (show dates Feb. 27-March 1, 2020)

Westside Comedy Stand-Up Showdown - Deadline Jan. 20th (show dates Apr. 7-11, 2020)

DC Comedy Fest - Deadline Jan. 25th (show dates Apr. 6-11, 2020)

Paul Bunyan Comedy Fest - Deadline Feb. 1st (show dates April 24-25, 2020)

Limestone Comedy Festival - Early Bird Ends Feb. 16th overall March 15th (show dates May 28-30, 2020)

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 24th (show dates April 23-26, 2020)

Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival - Deadline March 1st (show dates July 1-6, 2020)

San Diego Comedy Festival - Deadline March 1st (show dates May 14-24, 2020)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival - Deadline March 31st (show dates Apr. 21-26, 2020)

She-Devil Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends May 1st overall July 1st (show dates Oct. 21-23, 2020)

Aberdeen International Comedy Festival - Deadline in June (show dates Oct. 1-11, 2020)

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

Stand-Up/Solo Comedy/Solo Musical Comedy/Solo Variety

Crazy Woke Asians - Deadline Jan. 31st (May 28-31, 2020)


Femprovisor Festival - Deadline Jan. 24th (show dates Apr 30–May 3, 2020)

Omaha Comedy Fest - Deadline March 1st (show dates May 21-24, 2020)

Charm City Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Feb. 4th overall March 4th (show dates Apr. 29-May 10, 2020)

Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival - Cheaper fee ends Feb. 28th overall March 20th (show dates May 29-31, 2020)


Logan Square Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 25th (show dates April 15-18, 2020)

Impride Comedy Festival - Deadline Apr. 15th (show dates July 9-12, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Video & Film

Palm Springs International Comedy Festival - Regular Deadline Jan. 4th overall March 1st (show dates May 22-25, 2020)


International Lady Laughs Comedy Festival - Deadline March 10th (show dates Apr. 23-25, 2020)


Women in Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 15th (show dates Apr. 30-May 3, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Burlesque/Anything Nerdy

Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest - Deadline March 6th (show dates May 6-9, 2020)


Big Pine Comedy Festival - Deadline June 4th (show dates Sept. 16-20, 2020)


Austin Sketch Fest - Deadline Feb. 15th (show dates May 20-24, 2020)


Newark Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 8th (show dates Feb. 21-22, 2020)

OC Improv Fest - Deadline Jan. 15th (show dates March 26-28, 2020)

Logan Square Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 15th (show dates Apr. 15-18, 2020)

Twin Cities Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 15th (show dates June 24-28, 2020)

Mt. Olymprov Festival - Deadline Jan. 15th at noon EET (show dates June 2-6, 2020)

Vegas Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 17th (show dates Apr. 16-18, 2020)

Robin Hood International Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 23rd (show dates May 7-20, 2020)

Black and Funny Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 25th (show dates March 26-29, 2020)

Atlanta Improv Festival - Deadline Feb. 17th (show dates Apr. 23-25, 2020)

Dramatic Improv Festival - Deadline end of February (show dates Sept. 11-13, 2020)

San Jose Improv Festival - Deadline March 1st (show dates June 11-14, 2020)

The Australian Improv Festival - Deadline Apr. 1st (show dates June 5-7, 2020)

*For those looking to submit to the Del Close Marathon, there was a report that DCM will no longer be open to non-UCB teams. If that info is corrected then we will share it!

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