Tell us a joke.
We’re looking for great independent comics from around the country to join us in September. It’s easy to apply, just fill out the handy form. When you click submit you’ll be forwarded to PayPal to complete the transaction. Submissions are $20 (we’re now in the late registration period). Be sure to include a link to at least 3 minutes of material that you think best represents what you’re about. Have more questions? Read the FAQs below or contact us.
To Our Performers
A note from the festival stewards
June 18th – July 18th: Early Submission is Open ($15)
July 19th – July 25th: Late Submission is Open ($20)
July 25th: Submission period closes.
August 1st: All comics notified and festival schedule posted!
Orlando Comics! Heads up!
We love you — hell, we are you — but don’t submit. We’ve reserved a handful spots for Orlandoans, but we’re not accepting submissions. Why? Because we know you and we don’t feel right taking your money when we don’t need to review your material. Also, we want to maximize visiting comics. So, yes, we’re going to have Orlando comics, and yes, we’re going to hand-pick those performers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my submission fee refundable?
It’s not. The submission fee is to designed limit the amount of submissions we receive to comedians who are serious about their craft. Also it helps us pay for the festival itself.
How many comics are you accepting?
We’re accepting 30-40 national comics and about 15 local/regional comics.
When will I know if I've been accepted?
Submissions are open from June 18th to July 18th. Late submissions run from July 18th to July 25th. All comics will be confirmed by August 1st.
Will I get paid?
Only our headliners are paid. Worth mentioning: Festival organizers and staff are all volunteers and we’re splitting the ticket revenue 50/50 with NAMI of Greater Orlando. Anything left over after expenses goes to pay for next year’s festival.
Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Also, farts.
What happens to all the submission money?
We use it to pay for festival things like posters, advertisements, website hosting. All that stuff that adds up.