A la Robert Frost, some comedy festivals are opting to take the road less traveled and opting for a virtual edition of a festival rather than postpone or outright cancel. So far in 2020, off the top of our heads, there has been virtual comedy festivals from Adult Swim, Austin Sketch Fest, Flappers Comedy Club, and the Pack Theater and, for the time being, it would seem that will likely keep happening as the pandemic persists.
Now, The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival is taking the virtual route from Sun. Oct. 11th-Sun. Oct. 18th and will be live-streaming shows that include Stand-up, Improv, Sketch, Feature Film, Short Film, TV Pilot, Web Series, Animation, and Music. While you don’t actually get to enjoy the trappings of Palm Springs for the festival, the PSICF is indeed happening and you’ll get to tune into their shows at your leisure for a whole week. Tickets are $10-$40 depending on how much access you’d like to have.
If you’re a stand-up that would like to get in on the festival, they are still taking submissions until Sept. 15th.
To submit, get passes, and more details, visit psicf.org.