Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in May
Updated: May 21
We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of May 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. Many of these submission and show dates are subject to change. Many, if not all, will be virtual. Some fests are making decisions for 2021 soon. We'll update as that info rolls out!
Fest dates are for 2021, except where noted.
Hubcap Comedy Festival - Deadline Aug. 31st (French show dates Jan. 26-29, 2022, English show dates Feb. 2-6, 2022)
Milwaukee Comedy Festival - Deadline May 10th (show dates Oct. 3-10)
Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival - Deadline July 31st (show dates Oct. 23-24)
Plano Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends May 22nd next deadline June 22nd (show dates Oct. 14-17)
Burbank Comedy Festival - Deadline June 1st (show dates Aug. 8-21)
Anything Artistic, Comedy or Otherwise
Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - Deadline end of Aug. (show dates Sept. 1-30)
Sketch/Short, Feature, & Animated Short Films/TV Pilot/Music Video
LA Comedy Festival - Regular fee ends May 28th overall Sept. 17th (show dates Nov. 11-21)
Orlando Comedy Festival - Deadline May 30th (show dates Oct. 1-2)
Countdown Improv Festival - Deadline May 31st (show dates Sept. 8-12)
Vintage Improv Festival - Deadline June 1st (show dates Sept. 8-12)
Dramatic Improv Festival - Deadline June 30th (show dates Oct. 6-10)
Secret City Improv Festival - Early Bird ends July 16th overall Aug. 13th (show dates Sept. 24-25)
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 they will open submissions. We'll be updating you as new info arrives!
Aberdeen International Comedy Festival - Sept. - Oct. 2021
Big Pine Comedy Festival - 2021
Improvaganza - Show dates June 2022
We will be keeping up on all festivals that change their plans.
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