2017 Laughing Skull in Atlanta Is Accepting Stand-Up Submissions
Here’s another comedy festival that you might want to get in on if doing stand-up is your thing.
The 2017 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival is now accepting submissions until February 14th. 72 comedians will be accepted for one of the South’s most popular comedy festivals.
The regular submission fee is $45, but if you’re reading this, you can use an exclusive Comedy Bureau discount for $30 until Sunday, February 5th. Just use the following promo code “Bureau2017” when submitting.
You’ll find out whether you made it in or not on or before Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and the actual festival will happen on the week of May 1st in Atlanta, GA.
Get more details and submit here.
Matt Besser Holding Nationwide improv4humans Improv Contest
The winners will get to perform at next year’s DCM.
Across the entire country, one of the founding members of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and creator of the improv4humans podcast, Matt Besser, is looking for the best improv team around.
If you’ve got a team that can execute in the improv4humans form, then you might have a shot to be flown out to NYC for the world’s most highly regarded improv comedy festival, Del Close Marathon.
Get all the details, deadlines and more for contest4improv4humans here.
Comedy Binge, the First Online Live Comedy Festival, Is Now Taking Submissions
Comedy Binge is a live comedy festival that will be live streaming all of their performances and shows, while putting them on in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, October 29th.
They are now taking submissions until Wednesday, August 31st.
You can more details how you can join this groundbreaking festival here.
Des Moines’ Beast Village Comedy Festival Is Now Taking Submissions
Deadline is July 31st.
The Beast Village Comedy Festival, set in Des Moines, Iowa’s East Village, is getting set for its 2016 edition running from September 29th to October 1st.
They are now accepting submissions to perform, from which they will end up selecting 45 comedians to bring into the festival. Note that these spots don’t offer pay or cover travel expenses, but they will have complimentary meals, drinks, parties, and more.
If you’re interested in, the submission fee is $15 until July 4th, then $20 after that.
Get more details and/or submit here.
Just a Friendly Reminder About Our Open Submission Policy
At The Comedy Bureau, we always strive to highlight great comedy that might not get seen by a good number of people otherwise.
Thus, we’re always open to having stuff sent to us whether it be a sketch, web series, podcast, short film, live show, book, movie, album, TV show, essay, art installation, festival, etc. etc. for consideration to be featured at the site like we did for Derek Sheen’s fantastic album Tiny Idiot.
NOTE: we are still solely based in LA as of this time. So, live show listings/coverage tends to skew towards the Greater Los Angeles Area. However, we’re still game for big, one-off, and/or annual events like festivals, tours, and the like around the country such as Bridgetown or even the world (Eddie Izzard’s Force Majeure, Comedy Central International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe)
Please send all submissions to email@example.com. Apologies in advance if it takes us awhile to get back to you as our staff is on the small-but-mighty side.
The 2016 Big Pine Comedy Festival Is Now Open for Submissions
Big Pine, Flagstaff, AZ’s comedy festival is returning for another year and another round of discovering whatever comedy gems they can find. This time around, paid accommodation and more spots are up for grabs.
They’re considering stand-up, sketch, and improv performers for shows running from Thursday, September 22nd-Saturday, September 24th.
The early deadline is Sunday, May 15th and costs $25 for stand-up and $30 for sketch and improv teams. Submit here.
Cleveland’s Accidental Comedy Fest Is Now Taking Submissions
Deadline is June 15th.
This will be the fifth year that the Accidental Comedy Fest in Cleveland takes place and you have a chance to be part of what is becoming a Cleveland comedy institution.
The festival is set for Fri. Aug. 26th-Sun. 28th.
They’re accepting submissions for everything including stand-up, sketch, improv, podcast, specialty show, etc.
If you’ve got $30 and you’re interested, go and submit here.
DCM 18 Is Now Taking Submissions
If you ever get to be a part of the renowned Del Close Marathon, we suggest that you take it.
The Del Close Marathon is a literally non-stop weekend in NYC celebrating the legacy in improvisational comedy of Del Close. Shows will start June 24th and go all the way through June 26th (that includes shows in the afternoons, mornings, and past midnight).
So, if you’re interested in submitting a show for DCM 18, do so here.
Here’s a Free Stand-Up Contest Where You Could End Up Performing on Daytime Talk Show “The Real”
Have a two minute clip of original, daytime TV appropriate material? You can enter it into Loni Love’s Laugh Off and potentially get your first TV credit by performing on The Real. The deadline is Feb. 14th (Valentine’s Day) and it’s free to enter.
Find out more details and submit here.
2016 Broke LA Festival Taking Submissions for Comedy
SUBMISSIONS open January 14th until February 26th, 2016.
EARLY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 14th, NO FEE Submission.
LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: $10 fee, February 26th
The Broke LA Festival used to be cleverly called Brokechella, but is still aiming to giving a festival experience to those not willing to drop the coin on venturing out to the desert for an entire weekend to mostly trip on drugs and kind of listen to live music.
The festival is set for Apr. 23rd and they are taking submissions for comedy, which should be convenient to all of you that live in LA.
Get details and submit here.
The 2016 Green Gravel Comedy Festival Is Taking Submissions Until Jan. 22nd
That gives you until next Friday.
Iowa’s Green Gravel Comedy Festival is back at the beginning of March and they’re accepting submissions for anything from stand-up to podcasts to improv to sketch to something else altogether.
If you’re interested in submitting, the deadline is Jan. 22nd and the fees are as follows:
$15 – Iowa Stand-up Comedians (Must provide verification of Iowa residency or address. This can be in the form of a past link to your work in Iowa, a cell pic of one of your utility bills, or yr mom calling us.) (Please don’t have yr mom call us.)
$20 – Podcast Submissions, One-man/woman Shows, Musical Comedy Acts
$25 – Out-of-State Stand-up Comedians
$30 – Sketch or Improv Groups
Get more details and submit here.
Phoenix’s First ‘Bird City Comedy Festival’ Is Now Taking Submissions
Phoenix, AZ is getting a brand new comedy festival, The Bird City Comedy Festival, and in its inaugural year, it’s taking submissions for stand-up, sketch, improv, and more. The festival is taking place on the weekend of Apr. 8th going through to Apr. 10th.
Right now, the submission fee is $15 until the early deadline of Dec. 15th, then $25 for the final deadline on Jan. 15th, 2016.
We’re Always Taking Submissions
Want to have your comedy web series, video, short film, podcast, album, special, book, audio book, essay, stand-up, improv, sketch, play, variety show etc. featured and/or listed at The Comedy Bureau?
Well, just send us your stuff at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration! If we dig it, we’ll post about it or list it. We love discovering new folks, troupes, and more, so don’t feel intimidated in ever sending anything in.
1) For now, we’re based in LA, so if you’re submitting a show for listing, please have it been within the Greater LA area. Otherwise, we’ll take in anything else to be potentially featured from anywhere else in the world.
2) Do keep in mind that we’re short staffed, so keep your submissions brief (i.e. don’t send EPK or extensive bios/descriptions) so we can get through submissions as quickly as possible.
3) Please submit recent work only i.e. anything that’s been posted or released from beyond two weeks of your submission. We like keep things fresh at the Bureau.
The 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Is Now Taking Submissions
If you’re looking to do a comedy festival, this a pretty darn good one to try to get into.
Portland’s annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival is coming up, specifically on May 11th-15th. They’re taking submissions for individual performers as well as shows to come out to Oregon and delight the wonderful folks of Portland.
The early deadline is Jan. 1st and the submission fee is $20. The final deadline is Jan. 31st with the submission fee kicked up slightly to $25.
If you’re interested, find out more/submit here.