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Events: 2023 Fort Myers & Boca Raton Fall Comedy Festivals
Dates: Saturday, October 21 (Fort Myers) & November 10-11 (Boca Raton)
Locations: Fort Myers Theatre - 16120 San Carlos Blvd #5a, Fort Myers, FL 33908 / Sol Theatre - 3333 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 17
Talent Announcements: Wednesday, September 20
Submission Sets: 3-minute late night tv clean (no cursing, no vulgarity, as if you were performing on The Tonight Show). Submission does not guarantee acceptance. Submission does not need to be clean but the live performance does.
Competition Sets: 3-minute late night tv clean. Two winners will be selected by judging panel (1) and audience vote (1).
Fort Myers: $300 in cash prize money ($150 per winner - audience & judges votes), a future paid booking offer, and title of Festival Winner.
Boca Raton: $500 in cash prize money ($125 per winner - audience & judges votes), a future paid booking offer, and title of Festival Winner.
Submission Fee: $10 non-refundable (payable below) per event
Bookers, VIPs, and Media will be in attendance.
Submission does not guarantee acceptance. Events are subject to change and cancellation.
Please review our Submission FAQs prior to submitting:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(Subject to change)
Q: How do I know if I have been selected to perform?
A: Performers will be notified via email if they have been selected or not.
Q: Does my submission guarantee a spot in a show?
A: No, a submission does not guarantee acceptance into any of our events.
Q: If accepted into the show do I get paid to perform?
A: Depending on the event, opportunities may be available to earn money.
Q: If I get accepted are my travel and meals paid for?
A: No, all travel, lodging and food is the sole responsibility of the performer.
Q: If I don't get accepted may I still attend as an audience member?
A: Yes if space is available. However you must email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the guest list.
Q: If I don't get accepted into the festival may I receive a refund of my submission fee?
A: No, submission fees are non-refundable.
Q: How many sets do I get?
A: If accepted, you get a minimum of one set. Limit one per show, meaning you cannot perform two sets in one show. Unless there is a semi-finals and finals round.
Q: How long is the set?
A: Unless otherwise stated. Comedians will typically have 3 minutes to perform their best comedy in our festivals. However, each show is different.
Q: Can I use curse words?
A: No. Comedians are asked to perform their best clean late night tv set. No vulgarity, no cursing. As if you were performing on The Tonight Show.
Q: Is there a prize for coming in first place in your events?
A: Unless, otherwise stated. Yes, the winners (audience vote and judges vote) will receive prize money and the title of Festival Winner along with the opportunity to perform in future shows.
Q: Is there a prize for coming in second, third, fourth, etc. place?
A: No, only the winner of each show will receive a prize. Unless otherwise stated.
Q: How will the winner be determined?
A: Depending on the event, winners are determined by judges vote and/or audience vote with written ballot.
Q: I know someone involved in the production, can I just email them my submission?
A: No, all submissions must be entered the same way via the submission form.
Q: Can I choose when I get to perform?
A: Producers will evaluate the submissions and assign comedians to specific shows. Consideration will be granted to comedians with out of town paid commitments.
Q: How much is parking?
A: There is typically nearby street, lot and garage parking for our events. Displayed rates may apply.
Q: How old do I need to be to submit?
A: You must be at least 15 years and older to enter a submission.
Q:Where do I register when I arrive?
A: If you have been selected to perform please arrive at the venue 60 minutes prior to show time and check in at the front registration desk unless otherwise stated.
Q:How long is the video submission suppose to be?
A: 3 to 5 minutes please. Producers will watch the first 3 minutes so make sure your submission starts strong!
Q:Can I send in my best jokes?
A: Yes, please! But DO NOT send an edited compilation of jokes from different performances. Your submission video should be from one singular performance.
Q: Are the shows in front of industry professionals that my career could benefit from?
A: Yes, we invite industry professionals and many have been known to attend our shows. Be sure to put on your best show possible.
Q: Can I bring notes on stage?
A: No. Notes are strongly discouraged. Please know your material.
Q: If I am accepted to perform do I get a complimentary guest pass?
A: No. However, depending on the event, please make sure your family, friends, and fans use your unique ticket link.