2017 Comic Submissions

Performer submissions for the January 2017

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival are closed.

All comics will be notified by November 1st.

2017 FESTIVAL DATES
Thursday, January 19, 2017, through
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Passionate crowds, packed houses, and hilarious headliners. Come spend four January nights in Orlando.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. When is the comic submission deadline? When are accepted comics notified?
Submission is open from Sept. 16 through Oct. 16, 2016. All comics will be notified by November 1st. The festival dates are Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22, 2017.

2. How many shows do I get? How much time?
Accepted comics will be booked for three sets across the four nights, with extra sets as additional locations and events are added. Comics are assigned one early, middle, and late set, to keep it interesting. Sets are typically 8-10 minutes for showcase spots, longer for headliners and openers.

3. How many national comics are you accepting? Should Orlando comics apply? 
The January 2017 festival will accept 25-30 national comics and about 20 Orlando/regional comics. Orlando comics, please apply here.

4. Why has the submission fee increased?
The submission fee increased so we could make every comic’s experience easier. Starting this year, every accepted comic will be matched with a place to stay and provided with at least one meal a day. We are also providing transportation to venues and festival events.

5. Will comics get paid, housed, or fed?
Only our headlining comics are paid. However, all accepted comics will be matched with a place to stay and provided with at least one meal a day. We are also providing transportation to venues and festival events. Our entire festival is run by volunteers, in support of mental illness counseling and standup comedy in Orlando.

6. Who’s headlining?
It’s a secret for now, but we’ll keep you posted.