Take the first step to sharing a stage with a diverse lineup of comedians from across the country! Submit by Sunday, May 27, 2018 for a chance to be a part of the 5th annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, which runs August 22-26, 2018 at our new locations, City Theatre and Club Cafe.


Thinking of submitting? Here’s what you need to know:

Submissions for improv/stand-up:

  • $20 (Stand-Up)
  • $30 (Improv)

We’re eager to put together a line-up that celebrates the breadth of styles and voices in the comedy community.

Here’s what to keep in mind when submitting:

  • We <3 Pittsburgh, but we’re excited to share acts from around the country.
  • Whether you’ve got a classic sensibility or an innovative edge, we want to hear from you!
  • Keep in mind that your set’s content should respect the diversity of both our audience and performers, and be concurrent with the inclusive spirit of our festival.

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