Comedy festivals are huge right now. They got ‘em everywhere. Pretty much any city with a scene has its own festival. In my home state of Iowa there are 5 different comedy festivals right now. I’ve never done the *big* ones like Bridgetown, JFL or Edinburgh, but I have done a bunch of the smaller ones. Here are some of my dumb thoughts…
Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of festivals (mostly in the U.S.) to submit to! I thought it might be helpful if you’re looking to submit videos. If you’re active on Twitter and very forgetful like I am, they’ll literally remind you to submit whenever their deadlines are coming up. If you don’t know how lists work, subscribing won’t make a million Tweets pop up in your feed; it just means that you can click on the list here and there to see what’s up. You can also click on the “members” if you just want to see a straight up list of all the festivals.
Couple other things:
- This list only includes whatever festivals I could find on Twitter
- These are only the comedy festivals with their own Twitter page (some festivals are tied to personal accounts or venues – those aren’t on here)
- These are mostly stand up festivals/festivals where I know there’s stand up. A few are sketch, writing, improv, podcast, etc.
- Nearly all of these allow submissions, except for some of the really big ones which I included for fun
If you run/know of a festival I can add, please let me know if I missed it!