Welcome to our LIVE SHOW submissions page

Live performance applications for the 2019 Women in Comedy Festival, May 2nd-5th, are now Closed

All applicants will receive notification of their acceptance status in mid February via email whether or not they are accepted. If you do not hear from us by February 28th, please contact us as soon as possible at submissions@wicf.com.

Thank You From WICF

We appreciate each and every one of your submissions, and the time and effort it took to hone your craft, record your set, and submit to the festival. It takes courage and determination to put one’s work out there to be judged, and please know that we review each application with care.

Should you not be accepted into the festival this year, please don’t feel discouraged. We want you all to know that we are highly impressed with the quality of work we see and that we feel that any one of our applicants, if not accepted this year, will be ready in the future.

We find that not only is it impossible to judge someone’s level of raw talent, but that the things that can be at least subjectively measured, like stage craft, writing, and the ability to connect with your audience, are all things that can be developed with continued practice.

One last caveat is that like any creative endeavor, comedy is subjective, and that our opinions, though rooted in knowledge and experience in comedy, are certainly not to be confused with fact. Much like the subjectivity of the artistic and technical merits of a figure skating performance vs. a speed skater crossing the finish line first in a race, comedy is much more akin to the former.

Other Ways To Get Involved

We support each and every one of you and we hope that you will apply again next year or the year after. We encourage all of you to attend the festival regardless of your acceptance status if it’s feasible for you. All applicants, regardless of acceptance status, will be given a stand-by pass to the festival and free access to panels and parties. We’re always looking for onsite volunteers during the festival, which is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes feel for what goes on at WICF and is a great way to get to know other comedians.

Please do keep in touch. We’re so very grateful you’ve chosen to share your hard work with us.

As always, feel free to contact us at submissions@wicf.com with any and all questions and feedback.

With great appreciation,
– The WICF team

Film Submissions: Film & Screenplay Competitions submissions are open. The film festival will take place on Saturday, May 4th, as part of the Women in Comedy Festival.

Submissions Deadlines and Fees


Live Submissions Are Closed

Notification of Acceptance: February 28th, 2019

Festival Dates: Thursday, May 2nd – Sunday, May 5th


Film Festival Submissions: Open through March 14th