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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in September

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

We combed the internet for comedy festivals that have open submissions during the month of September 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, even if that change is to being virtual fests.


Palm Springs International Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (virtual show dates Oct. 11-18)

Seattle Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates Nov. 1-30, 2020)

SLO Comedy Festival - Early Bird ends Sept. 30th overall Jan, 7th (show dates March 4-7, 2021)

Windsor Comedy Fest/Next Best Comic - Deadline Oct. 20th (finale show Dec. 27, 2020)

Aloha Comedy Festival - Deadline Nov. 20th (show dates Feb. 25-27, 2021)

Halifax Comedy Festival - To submit for the 2021 festival email 8-10 video of corporate clean material with bio and where you live to :


SF Sketchfest - Deadline Oct. 15th (show dates 2021)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Variety/Musical/Film/Short/TV Pilot

LA Comedy Festival - Deadline Oct. 2nd (show dates Dec. 3-13, 2020)

Stand-Up/Improv/Sketch/Musical Comedy

New South Comedy Festival (online) - Deadline Sept. 30th (show dates Nov. 12-15, 2020)

Film/Short/Student/Documentary/TV Pilot/Music Video

Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival - Early bird ends Oct. 16th overall Feb. 28th (show dates Aug 26-29, 2021)


Fringe World Festival - Deadline Oct. 29th (show dates Jan. 15-Feb.14, 2021)

Adelaide Fringe Festival - Deadline Nov. 4th (show dates Feb. 19-Mar. 21, 2021)


P3 Comedy Fest - Deadline Christmas Eve (show dates May 28-30, 2021)


Green Bay Improv Fest - Deadline Feb. 1st (show dates April 30-May 1, 2021)

Third Coast Improv Fest - Deadline Aug. 31, 2021 (show dates Nov. 4-6, 2021)

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

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