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  • Writer's pictureJason Farr

Every Comedy Festival With Open Submissions in September

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

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!

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).


Seattle International Comedy Competition - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates throughout Nov.)

The Riot Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 15th (show dates March 23-26)

West End Comedy Fest - Deadline Sept. 30th (show dates Feb. 4-5)

P3 Comedy Fest - Early Bird ends Sept. 30th, overall Nov. 30th (show dates May 26-28)

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

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

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

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

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


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)

Stand-Up/Themed Show

Leicester Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 30th (show dates Feb. 8-26)

Stand-Up/Video Sketch/Musical

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

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

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


New South Comedy Festival - Deadline Sept. 12th (show dates Nov. 3-12)


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


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

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

Fests to Keep Up With

  • These festivals are still determining when to open submissions or make dates for the fest. We'll be updating you as new info comes in or if plans change.


Portland Comedy Festival - No new info, yet - Festival Dates in October

Improv/Musical Improv

Big Pond Improv Festival - Optimistic about Summer/Fall of this year


Hong Kong Improv Festival - Hope to run a fest, but are monitoring COVID.

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