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Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in October

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of October 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. Some fests that would have info out still don't yet. We'll update as that info rolls out!

If your fest isn't mentioned, please let us know all of the details (in the format we have things listed below)

Fest dates are for 2022, except where noted.


Western Oregon Comedy Competition - Deadline Oct. 30th (4 show dates starting Nov. 12)

West End Comedy Fest - Deadline Oct. 31st (show dates Feb. 11-13)

Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival - Deadline Nov. 30th (show dates in Jan. 13-15)

B4UDie Fest - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates April 6-10)

P3 Comedy Fest - Deadline Dec. 1st (show dates May 27-29)

ComedyFort - Deadline Dec. 13th (show dates March 24-26)

SLO Comedy Festival - Cheaper Fee ends Oct. 31st overall Jan. 6 (show dates Feb. 24-27)


Sno Jam Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 15th, (Jan. 20-22)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Solo/Musical Comedy/Podcast/Short Play/Alternative Act

SF Sketchfest - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates Jan. 7-23)


Fringe World Festival - Deadline Oct. 19th (show dates Jan. 14-Feb. 13)

Adelaide Fringe - Deadline Nov. 3rd (show dates Feb. 18-Mar. 20)

Film/Music Video

The Great Canadian Comedy Film Festival - Deadline Oct. 29th (show dates Dec. 2-5)

Sketch/Short, Feature, & Animated Short Films/TV Pilot/Music Video

LA Comedy Film Fest - Deadline Nov. 12th (show dates Feb. 17-27)


Improv Fest Ireland - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates Dec. 3-4, 2021)

Palm Beach Improv Festival - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates Dec. 9-12, 2021)

Fests to Keep Up With

  • These festivals have dates but are still determining when to open submissions. We'll be updating you as new info arrives!


Aloha Comedy Festival - (using previous submissions) Show Dates Feb. 24-26



Improvaganza - Show dates June 2022


Third Coast Improv Festival - Show dates Nov. 3-5, 2022 (submission open next year)

We will be keeping up on all festivals that change their plans.

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