Improv


  • It’s your chance to rub elbows with improvisers from across the country! Submit your improv act by May 31, 2017 for a chance to be a part of the 4th annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, which runs August 24-27, 2017. Here’s a detailed look at our submissions timeline:

    Submit By Description Fee
    April 2 Early Submissions $20
    May 31 Regular Submissions $30

    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:

    • Festival sets will be around 20 minutes long.
    • We love acts with fresh perspectives, original ideas, and who bring their unique personality to the stage.
    • 20-person troupe? Solo show? Sounds great to us! We love acts that play outside the ordinary just as much as we adore a very traditional set.
    • As with all our programming, your act'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!

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  • Ideally a full show, 15+ minutes, with minimal editing.
  • 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.
  • This will not be shared, but is simply for the PCF staff to consider your submission.
  • This will be published on the website, and possibly shared in other marketing materials.
  • Does your show rely on a certain lighting or audio setup? Any other special technical concerns?
  • Deselect any dates for which you are not available.
  • List each cast member individually. This will not be shared publicly, but will be used by PCF staff for administrative and planning purposes.
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  • (When you press submit, you will be sent to PayPal to pay your submission fee.)