Welcome to the submissions to the 2018 Motor City Comedy Festival! Our festival will be taking place September 20-23, 2018 in and around Detroit, Michigan!
All comedians accepted for showcase performances will be given at least two showcase spots as well as other styles of shows if they chose to volunteer(roast battle, movie critique, storytelling) as well as entry to workshops on topics important to working comedians and a variety of comedian exclusive events. Comedians selected for the festival each get a free festival shirt, free admission to all showcases, discount advance tickets to headliners, entertainment and some food. All comedians can also elect to lodge with local Detroit comics to save a little extra money.

Submissions will be judged predominantly on strength of 5 minute clip by a blind panel of 8 judges, five scores per clip, the highest scores will be invited to the festival. Clips longer than 5 minutes will likely not be viewed in their entirety.

Early Submissions will be open from January 15-March 15($20). Regular submissions will be open March 16-June 15($25). Late Submissions will be June 16-June 25($30). Responses will be sent out by July 10.

Motor City Comedy Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to educating the community on comedy and performance meaning your donations for submissions fees are tax-deductible.

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Decisions will be made by July 1.

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