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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in October

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

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!

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).


The Ladies Room Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 1st (show dates Nov. 18-20)

Next Best Comic - Deadline Oct. 20th (finale show date Dec. 27)

Winnipeg Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 31st (show dates May 2-7)

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)

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

SLO Comedy Festival - Deadline Jan. 6th (show dates Feb. 23-26)

Boston Comedy Festival - Early Bird 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)


NW Black Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 31st (show dates Feb. 16-19)

Stand-Up/Themed Show

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

Stand-Up/Video Sketch/Musical

Vermont Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 1st (show dates Dec. 1-4)

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 Early Bird ends Oct. 26th, overall Jan. 18th

Short & Podcast open Oct. 26th, Early Bird ends Nov. 30th (dates June 7-18)


Brighton Fringe - Opens Oct. 12th, 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)

Adelaide Fringe Festival - Check Key Dates section (show dates Feb. 17-March19)


Far From Here Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates Dec. 7-10)


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


SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Oct. 14th, overall Nov. 11th (show dates Jan. 27-28)

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

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

Not a Fest, but Cool!

CAPE New Writers Fellowship - Opens Oct. 1st, deadline Nov. 7th

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