Monday, May 28, 2012

Upcoming Comedy Festivals & Contests

June is busy with comedy at festivals. In Canada the annual FunnyFestCalgary Comedy Festival and contest is coming up May 31 - June 10.  Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee houses Comedy Central® stages and some top comedians.  Comic Bible correspondent, Ally Bruener will be on hand for some live blogging -right here - and coverage for the next issue of the magazine. NY Shorts and the Vimeo festival in NY promise fun films and events. Reggie Watts will be the keynote speaker at Vimeo. Viaero Great American Comedy festival is June 13 - 17, 2012. A great line-up and finalists in both their amateur and professional contests are listed on the website at,
Comedy lovers and Comics can pick up the Comic Bible Magazine at stores around the country for Comedy Festival News and submission information.
 Here are just a few upcoming events (and their submission information):

North Carolina:
The 10th Annual Charleston Comedy Festival — produced by Theatre 99 and the Charleston City Paper — is currently accepting applications for this year's festival.
Festival dates are January 16 - 19, 2013.
Submission deadline is October.
All comedy artists — improv, sketch, stand up, you name it — are welcome to apply.


Boston Comedy Festival
Taking submissions for it's annual events in November and currently running contests. To submit check the website

Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival will take place October 10-14. Comics should check the site for upcoming submission information.

New York

Ladies of Laughter
See the article on this blog about this all female comedy competition and submit through the website at

New York Comedy Festival
Annual November event. Just announced dates and a Stand Up for Heroes show. Currently taking submissions for it's comedy competition.

Stand Up 360 - New Guns Contest
Also in November the 2nd annual festival will again have a new comedy competition. Sponsored by Broadway and New York Comedy Clubs. Produced by Al Martin, Eric Hanson and Dustin Chafin. Last year's winner Guilio Galloratti went off to England to perform, won prizes and garnered industry and press attention. Check the website for details on entering.


Iowa Comedy Festival & C-4 Competition
Full details are in the upcoming issue of Comic Bible Magazine. the Festival in Des Moines in October has expanded to include several contests in other cities, and more great prizes. Check their website for more information.


Laugh Track Comedy Festival
Comic Bible is a proud sponsor of Denver's Laugh Track Comedy Festival. Currently seeking submission through the website.

Midwest - Chicago
Stand Up it's Miller Time
Vote for your favorite comedians on the website and see the final performance hosted by Kevin Hart in Vegas this fall.
Stand Up it’s Miller Time shows
    July 12: Center Stage - Atlanta – 8 p.m.
    July 13: The Joy Theater - New Orleans – 8 p.m.
    July 14: The Charlotte Comedy Zone - Charlotte – 10:15 p.m.
    July 15: Park West - Chicago – 8 p.m.
    Grand finale in Las Vegas at the end of summer

Short Films
Submit short funny films to the now annual CoFilmic at

Pick up a copy of the Comic Bible Magazine for more Comedy Festival listings and much more Comedy News and interviews.

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