Submit a Standup Act


  • Take the first step to sharing a stage with comedians from across the country! Submit your stand-up act by May 31, 2017 for a chance to be a part of the 4th annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, which runs August 23-27, 2017. Here’s a detailed look at our submissions timeline:

    Submit By Description Fee
    April 2 Early Submissions $10
    May 31 Regular Submissions $20

    We’re eager to put together a line-up that celebrates the breadth of styles and voices in the stand-up community. Here’s what to keep in mind when submitting:

    • Sets approximately 5-10 minutes long.
    • We love stand-ups with fresh perspectives, original ideas, and who bring their unique personality to the stage.
    • As with all our programming, your set's content should respect the diversity of both our audience and performers, and be concurrent with the inclusive spirit of our festival.

    If you have any questions about the submissions or selection process, or any of the above info, please let us know. Good luck!

  • Only if different from contact name.
  • Only if different from contact email.
  • Please provide video of a 5-10 minute set with no editing. (If it's from a TV broadcast, editing is okay.)
  • Minimum resolution of 300x300 pixels. Logos and graphics are fine.
  • Minimum resolution of 600x600 pixels. No logos or graphics. This photo is optional, but increases your chances of being featured in the press.
  • Please tell us briefly about your stand-up act and your stage experience; Include any credits, accolades or clubs you've worked at. This will not be shared, but is simply for the PCF staff to consider your submission.
  • Please keep this to 250 words or 1000 characters. This will be published on the website, and possibly shared in other marketing materials.
  • Deselect any dates for which you are not available.
  • Would you like to receive email updates from PCF?
  • (When you press submit, you will be sent to PayPal to pay your submission fee.)