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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in March

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

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


FunnyFest - Deadline Mar. 1st (show dates June 1-11)

Altercation Comedy Festival - Deadline mid-March (show dates Nov. 1-4)

Very Big Very Asian Comedy Festival - Deadline March 13th (show dates Apr. 27-30)

Rogue Island Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 26th (show dates May 25-29 OR Oct. 5-8)

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

Boulder Comedy Festival - Deadline Apr. 1st (show dates June)

Hell Yes Fest - Early Bird ends Apr. 1st, overall July 1st (show dates Nov. 15-20)

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival - Cheaper fee ends Apr. 14th, overall June 15th (show dates Oct. 5-8)

Motor City Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Apr. 16th, overall May 1st (show dates Sept. 14-17)

Burbank Comedy Festival - Deadline June 1st (show dates Aug. 13-19)

NoHo Comedy Festival - Deadline June 15th (show dates Aug. 17-19)

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


Limestone Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 12th (show dates June 1-3)

Stand-Up/Podcast/Musical Comedy/Show

Rubber City Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 6th (show dates May 3-6)


Portland Sketch Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Apr. 1st, overall May 1st (show dates July 20-22)

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)


Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Early Bird ends Mar. 8th, overall Apr. 5th (show dates Aug. 4-28)

Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - Accepting until end of June (show dates July 1-31)

Stand-Up/Improv/Podcast/Video Short

Tower City Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Apr. 30th, overall Aug. 30th (show dates Jan. 25-27, 2024)


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


Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival - Deadline April 1st (show dates June 5-12))

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical/One-Person Show/Alt Comedy Acts

Milwaukee Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Mar. 1st, overall May 1st (show dates Oct. 1-8)

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

All the Laughs Comedy Awards - Cheaper Fee ends Apr. 1st, overall Aug. 1st (show dates Oct. 6-8) Use Promo Code: ThereItIs23 for a discount!


Detroit Women of Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 10th (show dates May 19-20)


Jersey City Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 1st (show dates June 7-10)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Short Film

Omaha Comedy Festival - Deadline Apr. 10th (show dates Aug. 3-6)


North Carolina Comedy Festival - Deadline Mar. 15th (show dates in Sept. 1-10)

RISE Comedy Festival - Cheaper fee ends Mar. 31st, overall Apr. 30th (show dates July 20-29)


Baton Rouge Improv Festival - Deadline Mar. 5th (show dates Apr. 19-22)


Fool's Gold Improv Fest - Deadline Mar. 6th (show dates Mar. 31-Apr. 1)

Barcelona Improv Festival - Deadline Mar. 15th (show dates Oct. 25-29)

Orange County Improv Fest - Team deadline Mar. 15th, Solo performer deadline Apr. 8th (show dates June 16-17)

Countdown Improv Festival - Cheaper fee ends Mar. 31st, overall Apr. 15th (show dates Aug. 9-12)

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

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

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

We're Keeping Our Eye on These Fests


CloudTop Comedy Festival - Submissions open in March!

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1 Comment

Mar 31, 2023

Thanks for sharing the list of comedy festivals, it's helpful for anyone looking to participate or attend. However, it's important to make sure that you're submitting original material and not using an essay writing service to create your comedy routine. Best of luck to all the participants!

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