• Jason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in July

Updated: Aug 4


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!

While we share this info for free, if you feel like putting something "in the tip jar," be our guest.

If your fest isn't mentioned, please let us know all of the details (in the format we have things listed below).


Stand-Up

Four Corners Comedy Festival - Deadline July 1st (show dates Sept. 29-Oct. 2)

10,000 Laughs Festival - Deadline July 5th (show dates Oct. 6-8)

Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends July 9th, regular ends July 23rd (show dates Oct. 6-9)

Baltimore Comedy Festival - Deadline July 17th (show dates Aug. 31-Sept. 5)

Tower City Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends July 30th, overall Aug. 30th (show dates Jan. 26-29, 2023)

Turnpike Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends July 29th, overall July 31st (show dates Aug. 22-28)

Rogue Island Comedy Festival - Deadline July 31st (show dates Fall '22 or Spring '23)

The Riot Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends July 31st, overall Sept. 15th (show dates March 23-26)

San Francisco Comedy Competition - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates throughout Sept.) Funlap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 14-15)

Lookout Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 20-22)

Fountain City Comedy Festival - Early Birds ends Aug. 1st, overall Aug. 10th (show dates Oct. 13-16th)

World Series of Comedy - Deadline Aug. 14th (main event dates Sept. 11-17)

5th Borough Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates Oct. 6-9)

Red Clay Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates Nov. 10-13)

Cleveland Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 21st (show dates Nov. 2-5)

Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (English show dates Feb. 2-4)

Seattle International Comedy Competition - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates throughout Nov.)

West End Comedy Fest - Deadline Sept. 30th (show dates Feb. 4-5)

Next Best Comic - Deadline Oct. 20th (finale show date Dec. 27)

Sno Jam Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 15th (Show Dates Jan. 19-21)


Variety

Melbourne Fringe Festival - Deadline July 1st (show dates Oct. 6-23)


Stand-Up/Sketch/Podcast/Variety

Austin Sketch Fest - Deadline July 18th (show ends Sept. 29-Oct. 1)


Stand-Up/Video Sketch/Musical

Vermont Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Aug. 1st, overall Oct. 1st (show dates Dec. 1-4)


Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Podcasts/Feature, Short, & Animated Film/Web Series/Musical

All the Laughs Comedy Awards - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 21-23)

Web Series

NYC Web Fest - Deadline July 31st (show dates Nov. 11-13)

Stand-Up/Improv/Variety/Musical/Podcast

Big Pine Comedy Festival - Deadline July 29th (show dates Oct. 13-15)


Stand-Up/Improv/Live, Musical, or Video Sketch

Blue Whale Comedy Festival - Deadline July 8th (show dates Aug. 25-27)


Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch

Orlando Comedy Festival - Deadline July 30th (show dates Oct. 14-15))


Improv

Secret City Improv Festival - Priority ends July 1st, overall Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 30-Oct. 1)

Union Improv Festival - Deadline July 15th (show date Aug. 27)

Vintage Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 15-19)

Palm Beach Improv Festival - Early Bird ends Aug. 1st, overall Aug. 7th (show dates Sept. 8-11)

Red Rocks Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 13th (show dates Sept. 29-Oct. 1)

Grand Rapids Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 13th (show dates Oct. 13-15)

Third Coast Improv Festival - Deadline August 31st (show dates Nov. 3-5)


Fests to Keep Up With

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

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch

Portland Comedy Festival - No new info, yet - Festival Dates in October


Improv/Musical Improv

Big Pond Improv Festival - Optimistic about Summer/Fall of this year


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


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