Best of the rest of the fests: Comedy Festivals for 2019-2020

We’re already two months into 2019, and if you haven’t already made use of my Comedy Festivals page, please bookmark it for your resources. If you need to know how festivals are coming in time-wise, well, please allow me to sort that information for you here now!

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  • 208 Comedy Fest, Boise, Idaho (Sept. 5-8, 2019) Submissions due May 15, 2019. Cost: $20
  • KAABOO Del Mar Sept 13-15, 2019 just outside of San Diego, Calif.
  • Tim Northern Comedy Festival and Caravan Comedy Competition, Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 19-21, 2019), Louisville is Funny is thrilled to announce the 2019 Tim Northern Comedy Festival and Caravan Comedy Competition, September 19-21. Submissions for the Festival and the Competition begin April 1. If you submit for the Competition ($50), you will also be considered for the Festival. If you submit for the Festival ($25), you will not be considered for the Competition. Grand Prize – $1000, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250.






2020 or undated

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7 thoughts on “Best of the rest of the fests: Comedy Festivals for 2019-2020

  1. You left out SF Comedy Day in Robin Williams Meadows in Golden Gate Park…September 15. Its one day… and been happening since the 1980s

  2. Thanks for the list. Maumee Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival is April 16-18, 2020 in Fort Wayne, IN

  3. Thank you for continuing to provide this list. If you plan to continue in 2020 please note:
    40 for 40 Fest – Celebrating Laughs Unlimited’s 40th Anniversary (August 5th-9th)
    Big Pine Comedy Festival – (September 16-19th) – Always the 3rd weekend of September

    Thank you again.

  4. Hello!

    I work with the San Diego Comedy Festival and saw that the information about this festival is outdated. I wanted to share with you the most up to date information about the festival and submission process.

    Important Dates:
    Submission deadline: March 15, 2020
    Festival: May 15-24, 2020

    Website for Submission:



    Thank you for sharing this opportunity!

    1. Thanks! I’m going to update the festivals page this week to reflect all the changes!

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