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FESTIVAL INFORMATION

LAUGHING SKULL COMEDY FESTIVAL
MARCH 26-MARCH 30, 2014
ATLANTA, GA
COMPETITION

Now in it's 5th year, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival features a five-day event at the Laughing Skull Lounge. Top comedy industry from shows and networks like Chelsea Lately, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, IFC, and more descend on Atlanta to see 60 pro-level comics compete against one another. Winners of the festival receive cash, prizes, and months of work from comedy clubs, agents, and partner festivals.

RULES:

  • Videos should be between 3-10 minutes long, start from the beginning of a set, and not be a "best of" clip reel.
  • Not everyone who submits gets chosen. Submissions are non-refundable, so make sure you're eligible before you submit.
  • In the "video" field, do not use the "embed" code - use the URL for the video.
  • Early submission deadline ($25) is 10/1/13. Submission deadline ($40) is 11/15/13. Late submission deadline ($60) is 12/2/13 so get yours in now! Selections will be announced on or before 2/1/14.

CONTACT INFO:
If you have any questions about this submission process, email skullfestival@nextroundinc.com

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION
The submission deadline for this festival has passed.
FEATURED FESTIVALS
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MAINE COMEDY FESTIVAL
BETHEL, ME
July 30-August 2, 2015



BURBANK COMEDY FESTIVAL
BURBANK, CA
August 16-August 22, 2015



DERBY CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL
LOUISVILLE, KY
September 16-September 20, 2015



HOBOKEN COMEDY FESTIVAL
HOBOKEN, NJ
September 28-October 4, 2015



TRIAL BY LAUGHTER
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
October 7-October 11, 2015



LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL
NEW YORK, NY
May 11-May 15, 2016



DEVIL CUP
NEW YORK, NY
July 17-July 20, 2016
ALL FESTIVALS
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May 27-May 28, 2015
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
MONTAUK, NY
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
This is NOT a competition; this is exposure to the Hamptons’ industry crowd. Selected comics will open for the headliners at the iconic Gurney’s Montauk Resort. Please visit hamptonsintcomicfest.com for more details.

June 4-June 6, 2015
LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL
BLOOMINGTON, IN
NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH COMEDY SOAPBOX
The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival held in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. Comics selected from submissions will not receive monetary compensation but will perform two sets opening for festival headliners, will be listed on the website and in the program, and will receive an Artist badge allowing them access to all festival shows, official after parties and an artist/industry luncheon. Previous headliners have included Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Pardo, Maria Bamford, Emo Philips, Pete Holmes and more.

June 10-June 14, 2015
MIDWEST FEST
INDY, DAYTON, LOUISVILLE, CHICAGO
COMPETITION
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

A unique concept in comedy, the MidwestFest pits comedians against each other in four different cities, as they compete for $6K in cash prizes. Parties, networking events, seminars, industry, and great talent make this a can't-miss festival.

June 18-June 21, 2015
BLUE WHALE COMEDY FESTIVAL
TULSA, OK
NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH COMEDY SOAPBOX


July 19-July 23, 2015
DEVIL CUP
NEW YORK, NY
COMPETITION
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
The Devil Cup is a 5-Day comedy competition designed for comedians who have less than five years of experience in the industry. The idea is to give exposure to the best up and comers - those that truly deserve it. The winner gets $500 and paid feature work. But everyone who makes the finals gets to perform in front of judges that could change their lives with one phone call.

July 30-August 2, 2015
MAINE COMEDY FESTIVAL
BETHEL, ME
This is NOT a competition, we don't believe in it. At the Maine Comedy Festival, we build comic community with lots of optional group activities including, but not limited to: golf, poker, writing sessions, cliff jumping, sharing meals, pool parties, shuffleboard, ziplining, bbqing and more! This is a comic love-fest, if you're not about adding more love and friends to your life, then this ain't your fest.

August 16-August 22, 2015
BURBANK COMEDY FESTIVAL
BURBANK, CA
COMPETITION
A comedy festival dedicated to discovering America’s next comedy superstar and doing some 'funny business' in Downtown Burbank, California

September 3-September 5, 2015
ARCH CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL
COLUMBUS, OH
NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH COMEDY SOAPBOX
The Arch City Comedy Festival is a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival held in the Short North arts district of Columbus, OH. Comics selected from submissions will not receive monetary compensation but will perform two sets opening for festival headliners, will be listed on the website and in the program, and will receive an Artist badge allowing them access to all festival shows, official after parties and an artist/industry luncheon.

September 16-September 20, 2015
DERBY CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL
LOUISVILLE, KY
The Derby City Comedy Festival brings a ton of comedy industry to Louisville, Kentucky to showcase everything wonderfully weird about the Derby City. Previous industry reps included Holly Gabrielson from TBS, Heather Henry-Parker from Disney, and Stephen Brown from Fox, among others.

September 28-October 4, 2015
HOBOKEN COMEDY FESTIVAL
HOBOKEN, NJ
COMPETITION

The Hoboken Comedy Festival is a Celebration of Hoboken's Entertainment Independence. Some of the worlds funniest comedians perform all throughout Hoboken NJ over 6 days and in different venues. Now in it's 4th year the festival has begun taking submissions from new comedians who will perform alongside headliners and be showcased in front of industry decision makers with opportunities to perform all throughout NY and NJ.

October 7-October 11, 2015
TRIAL BY LAUGHTER
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
COMPETITION
In a show shot for Comcast, dozens of comedians square off against each other for their own TV special and tons of cash and prizes. Trial By Laughter features three rounds of fierce competition. All three rounds will be taped and aired on Comcast, and all three rounds will be sent to Sirius/XM.

January 7-January 9, 2016
IDAHO LAUGH FESTIVAL
BOISE, ID
COMPETITION
NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH COMEDY SOAPBOX
Improv/Standup/Workshops

May 11-May 15, 2016
LAUGHING DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL
NEW YORK, NY
COMPETITION
Now in it's 5th year, the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival is New York City's biggest, featuring over 100 comedians across several venues throughout the city. Packed with industry and centered around a contest with a $2500 cash prize, the Devil Festival also features seminars, parties, and comic dinners.

July 17-July 20, 2016
DEVIL CUP
NEW YORK, NY
COMPETITION
The Devil Cup is a 5-Day comedy competition designed for comedians who have less than five years of experience in the industry. The idea is to give exposure to the best up and comers - those that truly deserve it. The winner gets $500 and paid feature work. But everyone who makes the finals gets to perform in front of judges that could change their lives with one phone call.

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