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2017 Boston Comedy Arts Festival (SEPT 6 - 10) Show Submission

Boston Comedy Arts Festival

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Submission Ended $20.00 $0.00
Regular Submission Ended $30.00 $0.00

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The 2017 Boston Comedy Arts Festival runs Wednesday, 

September 6 - Sunday, September 10.

Submission timeline

Submission Deadline: May 26, 2017 at 11:59PM

Early Submission Fee (April 28 - May 12): $20 per act

Regular Submission Fee (May 13 - 26): $30 per act

The Boston Comedy Arts Festival is one of New England's biggest and best festivals, bringing together artists from around the country (and globe) in a week-long celebration of the art of comedy. As a nonprofit comedy arts organization, ImprovBoston's mission is to serve the community through laughter; and for one week each year, our community is a global one. Come be part of a 5-day comedy feast that spans multiple stages (all in walking distance) showcasing improv, standup, sketch, music, variety acts and everything in between. With world class workshops, Beantown hospitality, networking opportunities, and a week's worth of bonding through this crazy artform we all love, make ImprovBoston your home away from home. 

BCAF 2017 Submissions are open to all forms of comedy: improv, sketch, standup, musical, variety and everything in between.

The Nitty Gritty:

Groups will receive notification of their acceptance status no later than June 16, 2017. Upon acceptance, acts receive a statement for their total registration cost, based on a rate of $20 for each performer on their submission form. Each individual will only need to pay the registration fee once, regardless of the number of accepted groups a person may perform with.

Submission fees and participant registration fees are two different, nonrefundable charges. If you have questions about the difference in fees, please contact us.

Performers in the Boston Comedy Arts Festival receive:

  • A performer pass good for FREE standby admission to ALL festival shows
  • A discount on ticket purchases, if you want to guarantee a seat
  • A super soft Boston Comedy Arts Festival shirt
  • Access to exclusive after parties and events
  • Discounts with local participating merchants
  • A 50% discount on workshops plus early registration options
  • A digital download of your multi-camera performance recording
  • Publicity in BCAF marketing materials (website, social, print, etc.)
Have questions about 2017 Boston Comedy Arts Festival (SEPT 6 - 10) Show Submission? Contact Boston Comedy Arts Festival

When & Where

40 Prospect St
Mid-Cambridge, MA 02139

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Boston Comedy Arts Festival

The Boston Comedy Arts Festival covers multiple stages and features improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy. ImprovBoston proudly produces the festival, offering performance and training opportunities, as well as the chance to nurture creative comedy endeavors and build bonds of friendship.

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