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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in July

Updated: Jul 16, 2021

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

COVID-19 is still throwing things off. Some fests that would have info out still don't yet. We'll update as that info rolls out!

Fest dates are for 2021, except where noted.


5th Borough Comedy Festival - Deadline July 24th (show dates Sept. 14-19)

Red Clay Comedy Festival - Deadline July 31st (show dates Nov. 4-6)

Coney Island Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates Sept. 14-18)

Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (French show dates Jan. 26-29, 2022, English show dates Feb. 2-6, 2022)


Big Pine Comedy Festival: 2021 - Deadline July 12th (show dates Oct. 3-6)

2022 - Deadline July 1st (show dates in 2022)


Nottingham Comedy Festival - Deadline July 30 (show dates Nov. 12-20)

Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival - Deadline July 31st (show dates Oct. 23-24)

New South Comedy Festival - Opening mid-to-late July (show dates November 4-13)

Anything Artistic, Comedy or Otherwise

Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates Sept. 1-30)

Variety (Anything)

Melbourne Fringe Festival - Deadline July 9th (show dates Sept. 30-Oct. 17)

Sketch/Short, Feature, & Animated Short Films/TV Pilot/Music Video

LA Comedy Festival - Late Reg. ends July 9th overall Sept. 17th (show dates Nov. 11-21)


Red Rocks Improv Festival - Deadline July 13th (show dates Sept. 17-18)

Ocean State Black and Funny Festival - Deadline July 17th (show dates Sept. 2-5)

Secret City Improv Festival - Early Bird ends July 16th overall Aug. 13th (show dates Sept. 24-25)

Green Bay Improv Festival - Deadline August 1st (show dates Oct. 15-16)

Vintage Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates Sept. 8-12)

Third Coast Improv Fest - Deadline Aug. 31, 2021 (show dates Nov. 4-6)

Fests We're Keeping Up With

  • These festivals have dates but are still determining if/when they will open submissions. We'll be updating you as new info arrives!




Improvaganza - Show dates June 2022


Grand Rapids Improv Festival - Show dates Oct. 21-23

We will be keeping up on all festivals that change their plans.

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