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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in July

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

Every comedy festival with open submissions in July

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


Funlap Comedy Festival - Deadline July 1st (show dates Sept. 29-30)

Fountain City Comedy Festival - Deadline July 1st (show dates Oct. 5-7)

Hell Yes Fest - Deadline July 1st (show dates Nov. 15-20)

10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival - Deadline July 5th (show dates Oct. 12-14)

Fort Myers Summer Comedy Festival - Deadline July 9th (show date Aug. 12)

Boca Raton Summer Comedy Festival - Deadline July 9th (show dates Aug. 18-19)

Cleveland Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends July 17th, deadline in Aug. (show dates Nov. 8-11)

Rogue Island Comedy Festival - Deadline July 30th (show dates Fall '23 or Spring '24)

CloudTop Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends July 31st, overall Nov. 1st (show dates May 9-11, 2024)

San Francisco Comedy Competition - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 1-24)

Lookout Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates in Oct. 18-21)

Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends Aug. 6th, overall Aug. 14th (show dates Oct. 12-15)

The World Series of Comedy - Deadline Aug. 14th (Main Event show dates in Sept. '23)

5th Borough Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates Aug. 31-Sept. 3)

West End Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Aug. 15th, overall Oct. 15th (show dates Feb. 2-4)

Coney Island Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates in September)

Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates Jan. 31-Feb. 3)

The Ladies Room Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Nov. 17-19)

Halifax Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 1st (show dates April 24-28)

SNO Jam Comedy Festival (Their Final One) - Deadline Nov. 15th (show dates Jan. 18-21)

Seattle International Comedy Competition - Submissions close when the field is chosen (show dates Nov. 1-26)

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


Knox Comedy Film Fest - Deadline July 3rd (show date Aug. 12)

Portland Comedy Film Festival - Deadline July 31st (show date Oct. 15)


The Riot Comedy Festival - Discount for First 100 Submitters, Regular deadline Aug. 31st, overall Sept. 9th (show dates Apr. 4-7)

Stand-Up/Short Film/Variety

Ha Ha Harvest - Regular deadline Sept. 21st, overall Oct. 11th (show dates Nov. 26-28)

Short Film/Web Series/Pilot

NYC Web Fest - Deadline July 31st (show dates Nov. 10-12)


Fringe World - There are a few registration deadlines (show dates Jan. 19 - Feb. 18)

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

LA Comedy FilmFest - $20 Off ends June 23rd, overall Sept. 8th (show dates Nov. 2-12)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Solo/Podcasts/Short Plays & One Acts

SF Sketchfest - Deadline Sept. 3rd (show dates Jan. 19-Feb. 4)


Orlando Comedy Festival - Deadline July 1st (show dates Oct. 6-7)

Uptown Comedy Festival - Deadline July 31st (show dates Oct. 5-8)

New South Comedy Festival - Early Bird July 31st, overall Aug. 31st (show dates Nov. 2-11)


Flyover Comedy Festival - Deadline July 15th (show dates Nov. 9-11)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Short & Feature Film/Variety/Anything Comedy

All the Laughs Comedy Awards - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 6-8) Use Promo Code: ThereItIs23 for a discount!

Stand-Up/Improv/Podcast/Video Short

Tower City Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 30th (show dates Jan. 25-27, 2024)


Red Rocks Improv Festival - Deadline July 1st (show dates Sept. 28-30)


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

District Improv Festival - Early Bird ends July 12th, overall July 19th (show dates Sept. 8-10)

Secret City Improv Festival - Deadline July 24th (show dates Oct. 6&7)

Sofia Improv Fest - Deadline July 31st (show dates Sept. 20-24)

Grand Rapids Improv Festival - Deadline Aug. 13th (show dates Oct. 5-7)

Third Coast Improv Fest - Deadline Aug. 15th (show dates Sept. 28-30)

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