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Jersey City Comedy Festival Is Accepting Submissions


originally published: 01/13/2023

Jersey City Comedy Festival Is Accepting Submissions

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- After a two year hiatus, the Jersey City Comedy Festival is back! They are accepting stand-up video submissions at www.jerseycitycomedyfestival.com for the opportunity to be selected for the 2023 festival. 

Selected comedians will perform 4.5 minutes in one showcase on either June 7, 8, or 9 between 6:30pm - 10:30pm where they will be seen by an industry judge and audience. Two comics will advance from each showcase (1 audience pick + 1 industry pick) to perform 6 minutes in the final 'Best Of The Fest' show on Saturday, June 10, 8:00pm - 10:00pm. This year's winners (1 audience pick + 1 industry pick) will each receive a $500 cash prize. Industry winner will get spots at clubs in NJ and NYC. All 10 finalists will receive multiple spots at The Laugh Tour Comedy Club in Jersey City.

STAND UP COMEDY Submission deadlines/fees:

January 8-31, 2023 | Regular Submission: $20

February 1- March 1, 2023 | Late Submissions: $30



 
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JERSEY CITY COMICS* 

Now through March 1 1, 2023 | $10 fee *with proof of Jersey City residency

You must pay the submission fee before filling out the submission form - you will need the Transaction ID NUMBER from your PAYPAL payment to complete your submission.

Full submission information is available here.

Industry judges in past years' stand-up showcases included representatives from Comedy Central, Stand-Up New York, West Side Comedy Club, and Catch A Rising Star. Previous winners of the festival received a headlining weekend show at Stand Up NY, and primetime spots at Broadway Comedy Club via TheIndustryRoom.com as well as cash prizes. This year's industry judges will include agents and bookers.

"The Jersey City Comedy Festival was a fantastic experience - the shows were all super fun and I got to meet lots of great people. It was also the very first comedy festival not to reject me, so they clearly have an eye for talent.” - Isabel Hagen, The Tonight Show, Just For Laughs







EVENT CALENDAR

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY

Between Two Knees

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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George Street Playhouse presents "Clyde's"

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Between Two Knees

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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George Street Playhouse presents "Clyde's"

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Laughs in the Loft

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
The Loft @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: comedy


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Anastasia

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: theatre


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World Cinema Series - "Quo Vadis, Aida?"

Wednesday, February 01, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
category: film


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Between Two Knees

Thursday, February 02, 2023 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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