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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in November

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

Open Comedy Festival Submissions in November

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


CloudTop Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 1st (show dates May 9-11, 2024)

Bergamot Comedy Fest - Regular registration ends Nov. 14, overall Nov. 30th (show dates Apr. 1-6)

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

Pittsburgh Yinzerfest - Early Bird ends Nov. 14th, overall Jan. 5th (show dates Apr. 25-28)

NW Black Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 24th (show dates Feb. 15-18)

P3 Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Nov. 30th, overall Jan. 10th (show dates May 24-26)

Wild West Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Nov. 30th, overall Jan. 31st (show dates Apr. 4-6)

Vail Comedy Festival - Nov. fee ends Nov. 30th, overall Feb. 15th (show dates May 24-26)

Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival - Deadline Nov. 30th (show dates Jan. 25-27)

Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest - Opening after Veterans Day (show dates June 19-23)

Alaska B4UDie Festival - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates Apr. 1-7)

Flagship City Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Dec. 1st, overall Jan. 15th (show dates Apr. 25-28) Red Eye Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 31st (show dates Apr. 4-6)

Rip City Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Dec. 2nd, overall Dec. 31st (show dates May 2-4)

SLO Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 6th (show dates Feb. 22-25)

FunnyFest Comedy Festival - Deadline Feb. 1 (show dates May 30-June 9, 2024)

Meadowlands Comedy Festival - Deadline end of Feb. (show dates last week of April)


Fringe World - Can register up to the festival season (show dates Jan. 19 - Feb. 18)

Adelaide Fringe Festival - Check their resources for important info and dates (show dates Feb. 16-Mar. 17)

Brighton Fringe - Early Bird Dec. 4th, overall May 1st (show dates May 3 - June 3)


DC Sketchfest - Early Bird ends Dec. 17th, overall Dec. 31st (show dates Mar. 21-23)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Alt Comedy

Glasgow International Comedy Festival - Multiple deadlines, overall Feb. 1st (show dates Mar. 13-31st)


Hudson Valley Comedy Festival - Deadline late Nov. (show dates Jan. 12-14)


Perth Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates Apr. 24-May21)


Brisbane Comedy Festival - Multiple deadlines in presenters kit, overall Jan. 16th (show dates Apr. 26-May26)


D.C. Comedy Festival - Deadline Dec. 31st (show dates Apr. 8-13)

Baton Rouge Improv Festival - Early Bird ends Jan. 1st (show dates Apr. 24-28)


ComedyFort - Deadline Dec. 15th (show dates Mar. 21-24)


Miami Improv Festival - Deadline Nov. 29th (show dates Jan. 11-14)


Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 30th (show dates Mar. 6-17)


Chicago Comedy Film Festival - Multiple deadlines, overall Apr. 6th (show date Nov. 9, 2024)

Feature & Short Film/Pilot/Audio/XR/Video Games

Tribeca Festival - (Fest dates June 5-16)

Shorts Early Bird ends Nov. 1, overall Feb. 2nd

Feature and Pilot Regular deadline Nov. 27th, overall Jan. 17th

XR & Games Early Bird ends Nov. 27th, overall Feb. 13th

Audio Early Bird ends Nov. 27th, overall Feb. 21st


SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 10th (show dates Jan. 26&27)

Ocean State Improv Festival - Deadline Dec. 31st (show dates June 5-9)

Happy Valley XL Improv Festival - Deadline Jan. 31st (show dates May 2024)

Not Festivals, But Cool!

Writer Residency

Mesa Refuge Experience - Deadline Dec. 1st

Ucross Residency - Deadline Jan. 15th

Awards Show

All the Laughs Comedy Awards - Early Bird ends Feb. 1st

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