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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in November

Updated: Jan 1, 2023

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of November 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).


Sno Jam Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 15th (show dates Jan. 19-21)

Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival - Deadline Nov. 15th (show dates Jan. 26-28)

P3 Comedy Fest - Deadline Nov. 30th (show dates May 26-28)

Vail Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Nov. 30, overall Feb. 13th (show dates May 26-28)

SLO Comedy Festival - Dilly-dallying fee ends Nov. 30, overall Jan. 6th (show dates Feb. 23-26)

Alaska B4UDie Fest - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates Apr. 3-9)

Boston Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Jan. 20th, overall Feb. 10th (show dates May 14-20)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 28th (show dates Apr. 2023)

Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Competition - Deadline Apr. 1st (who dates in Apr. 20-29)

Stand-Up/Themed Show

Glasgow International Comedy Festival - Brochure/Web deadline Nov. 18, overall Dec. 16th (show dates March 15-Apr. 2)

Stand-Up/Stand-Up Specials/Sketch, Short, & Animated Film/Music Video

Laugh After Dark ComedyFest - Early Bird ends Dec. 31st (show dates Oct. 1-5)

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

LA Comedy FilmFest - Deadline Feb. 3rd (show dates Apr. 13-23)

Feature & Short Film/Podcast

Tribeca Festival - Feature: Official deadline Dec. 7th, overall Jan. 18th

Short & Podcast: Early Bird ends Nov. 30th, overall Feb. 22nd (dates June 7-18)


Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 23rd (show dates March 29-April 23)

Brighton Fringe - Deadline Nov. 25th (show dates May 5-June 4)

Fringe World Festival - Check Event Reg. Pack for date details (show dates Jan. 20-Feb. 19)

Brisbane Comedy Festival - Check Artist Information Kit for details (show dates April 28 - May 28)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Check details for November to April (show dates Aug. 4-28)


ComedyFort - Deadline Dec. 12th (show dates May 25-26)


National College Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 13th (show dates Feb. 10-11)


Wasatch Improv Festival - Deadline Nov. 4th (show dates Jan. 13-14)

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 11th (show dates Jan. 27-28)

Ocean State Improv Festival - Deadline Dec. 31st (show dates June 7-10)

Happy Valley XL Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 31st (show dates May 18-21)

Not a Fest, but Cool!

CAPE New Writers Fellowship - Deadline Nov. 7

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