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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in July

Updated: 10 hours ago

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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!


Albuquerque Funny Fiesta - Deadline July 1st (show dates Sept. 18-22)

Crooked Mouth Comedy Festival (Endicott, NY) - Deadline July 1st (show dates Sept. 19-22)

Colorado Queer Comedy Festival (Boulder, CO) - Deadline July 1st (show dates Oct. 3-6)

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

Poconos Comedy Festival - Deadline July 10th (show dates Aug. 23-25)

Big Sky Comedy Festival (Billings, MT) - Deadline July 11th (show dates Oct. 2-5)

Lookout Comedy Festival (Chattanooga, TN) - Deadline July 15th (show dates Oct. 16-19)

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta, GA) - Deadline July 15th (show dates Oct. 17-20)

The Ladies Room Comedy Fest (New York City) - Cheaper fee ends July 15th, overall Sept. 15th (show dates Nov. 9-10)

Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans) - Deadline July 22nd (show dates Nov. 11-18)

5th Borough Comedy Festival (NYC) - No clear deadline, submit soon (show dates Sept. 19-22)

Finger Lakes Comedy Festival (Ithaca, NY) - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 26-28)

World Series of Comedy (Various, Main Event in Vegas) - Various satellite deadlines, main event deadline Aug. 18th (various show dates, main event Sept. 22-28)

Cleveland Comedy Festival - Deadline end of August (show dates Nov. 6-9)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival (Secaucus, NJ) - Early Bird ends July 31st, overall Mar. 1st (show date info coming soon)

Hubcap Comedy Festival (Canada) - Deadline Aug. 31st (show dates Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2025)

Halifax Comedy Festival (Nova Scotia) - Deadline Sept. 30th (show dates May 7-10, 2025)

Coney Island Comedy Festival (Brooklyn, NYC) - Deadline Oct. 1st (show dates in October)

Altercation Comedy Festival (Austin) - No clear deadline, submit soon (show dates Nov. 13-16)

Windsor Comedy Festival (Ontario) - Deadline Oct. 20th (live finale show Dec. 27th)

Stand-Up/Sketch/Film/Web Series/Pilot

Portland Comedy Film Festival - Deadline July 31st (show date Oct. 14)

Stand-Up/Video Sketch/Musical Comedy

Vermont Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Dec. 5-8))

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

LA Comedy Film Festival - Deadline July 19th (show dates Sept. 5-15)

Feature & Short Film/Pilot/Screenplay Short

Ha Ha Harvest Comedy and Film Festival (Portland, OR) - Cheaper Fee ends Aug. 22nd, overall Oct. 10 (show dates Nov. 20-24)

Stand-Up/Short Film/Anything Comedy

Black Women in Comedy Festival (Los Angeles) - Deadline July 31st (show dates Oct. 19&20)

Web Series

NYC Web Fest - Deadline July 31st (show dates Nov. 8-10)


Fringe World (Perth, AU.) - Opening July 24th (show dates Jan. 17-Feb. 16)


New South Comedy Festival (Greenville, SC) - Early Bird ends July 31st, overall Aug. 11th (show dates Nov. 13-17)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/Podcast/Solo Show/Short Comedic Plays/Alternative Comedy

SF Sketchfest (San Francisco) - Early Bird ends July 31st, overall Sept. 3rd (show dates Jan. 16-Feb. 2)

Stand-Up/Improv/Video Short/Podcasts

Tower City Comedy Festival (Paris, TX) - Deadline Aug. 30th (show dates Jan. 23-25)

Improv Big Pond Improv Festival (Burlington, VT) - Deadline July 15th (show dates Sept. 12-15)

Third Coast Comedy Festival (Nashville, TN) - Deadline July 31 (show dates Nov. 7-9)

Red Rocks Improv Festival (Cedar City, UT) - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 19-21)

Union Comedy Festival (Somerville, MA) - Deadline Aug. 2nd (show dates Nov. 14-16)

Sofia International Improv Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria) - Deadline info coming soon (Sept. 25-29)

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Play Series

Neurodivergent New Play Series (Brooklyn, NY) - Deadline after 100 submissions monthly

Awards Show

All the Laughs Comedy Awards (ATL) - Deadline Aug. 1st (show dates Sept. 27-29)

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