An updated schedule of North American festivals featuring comedy and/or comedy competitions:


Chicago Sketchfest (Jan. 8-18)

SF Sketchfest (Jan. 15-31)

South Beach Comedy Festival (Jan. 21-24)


North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (Feb. 13-21)

MARCH 2009

Detroit Comedy Fest (March 16-21)

SXSW (Austin, Texas) (March 20-21)

APRIL 2009

Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, Ore.) (April 23-26)

MAY 2009

AltCom (Somerville, MA) (May 7-10)

Sasquatch! Music Festival (George, WA) (May 23-25) Tickets on sale Feb. 28. Comedy lineup includes Zach Galifiankas, Demetri Martin, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great
Job, Todd Barry, Jon Benjamin, God’s Pottery, People’s Republic of
Komedy & more.

JUNE 2009

Sketchfest NYC (June 11-13) 

Aspen RooftopComedy Festival (June 11-14) 

Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN) (June 11-14) Comedy lineup.

Great American Comedy Festival (Norfolk, Neb.) (June 14-20)

Just For Laughs (Chicago) (June 17-21) Debut of the Chicago fest. Lineups TBA.

JULY 2009

Just For Laughs (Toronto) (July 16-19) Lineups TBA

Just For Laughs (Montreal) (July 16-26) Lineups TBA. 27th edition.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Aug. 7-31)

Boston Comedy Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 5) 10th anniversary. Submit by June 1.


Vancouver Comedy Festival (Sept. 17-27) Still accepting submissions.

FROM 2008…

June 17-21, 2008: Skit Skat Live
Aug. 7-9, 2008: DC Comedy Fest
Aug. 8-10, 2008: Del Close Marathon (NYC-UCB)
September: San Francisco Comedy Competition

Oct. 3-12, 2008: New York Underground Comedy Festival
unspecified Fall 2008: Chicago Comedy Fest

Nov. 5-9: New York Comedy Festival

Nov. 7-8: Cleveland Comedy Festival
Nov. 20-22: The Comedy Festival (Las Vegas)
November: Seattle Comedy Competition