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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in January

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

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! We'll be updating throughout the month as new info comes in so be sure to check back!


Flagship City Comedy Fest - Cheaper Fee ends Jan. 1st, overall Jan. 15th (show dates Apr. 27-30)

SLO Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 6th (show dates Feb. 23-26)

Boston Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Jan. 20th, overall Feb. 10th (show dates May 14-20)

Upper Left Comedy Festival - Early Bird Ends Jan. 31st, overall Mar. 1st (show dates May 11-13)

LGBTLOL Queer Comedy Fest - Deadline Feb. 1st (show dates June 1-4)

Vail Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 13th (show dates May 26-28)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 28th (show dates April 2023)

Sixth City Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 31st (show dates Aug. 9-12)

Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Competition - Deadline Apr. 1st (show dates in April 20-29)


Limestone Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Feb. 12th, overall Mar. 12th (show dates June 1-3)

Stand-Up/Stand-Up Specials/Sketch, Short, & Animated Film/Music Video

Laugh After Dark ComedyFest - Standard Fee ends Apr. 30th, overall June 30th (show dates Oct. 1-5)

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

LA Comedy FilmFest - Deadline Feb. 3rd (show dates April 13-23)

Feature & Short Film/Podcast

Tribeca Festival - Short & Podcast: Late Bird ends Jan. 11th, overall Feb. 22nd

Feature: Deadline Jan. 18th (dates June 7-18)


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

Brisbane Comedy Festival - Check Artist Information Kit for details (show dates April 28 - May 28)

Bath Fringe Festival - They look for talent from Dec. to Feb. (show dates May 27-June 12)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Registration opens Jan. 9th, Early Bird ends March 8th (show dates Aug. 4-28)


Big Pine Festival - Deadline dates coming soon (show dates Sept. 28-30)


RISE Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Feb. 28th, overall Apr. 30th (show dates July 20-29)


Baton Rouge Improv Festival - Early Bird ends Feb. 15th, overall Mar. 5th (show dates Apr. 19-22)


Mt. Olymprov Festival - Deadline Jan. 10th (show dates May 30-June 3)

Happy Valley XL Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 31st (show dates May 18-21)

Twin Cities Improv Festival - Deadline Feb. 28th (show dates June 21-25)

Vintage Improv Festival - Submit by emailing by July 15th (show dates Oct. 3-9)

We're Keeping Our Eye on These Fests


Laugh Riot Grrrl - Submissions open soon!


Third Coast Improv Fest - Submissions open soon! (show dates Sept. 28-30)

Not a Fest, But Cool

Satire Writing Workshop

DAF Festival/The Onion - Submissions close Jan. 17th (workshop dates March 25-26)

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