Last's festival had more than 60 shows at 15 of Atlanta's best venues. You definitely don't want to miss what we have in store for 2017.
The Submission fee is:
$35 until November 15, 2016
$40 until December 15, 2016.
$45 until January 15, 2017.
Final decisions will be announced on or before February 15, 2017. The actual festival will take place May 1-8, 2017 with the competition being May 3-6, 2017. Thanks and good luck!
Marshall Chiles - Dudeman at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
COMING SOON !!!
Why did I start this festival? I had always wanted to have a comedy festival that was judged by people who truly know stand-up comedy. Most competition comedy festivals are judged by a radio DJ, a hair dresser, and a life coach. Sorry, but those people do not know what means to be a great stand-up comedian. On a regular basis I hear comedians say things along the lines of, "I live in LA, but I had to come to Atlanta to get seen by LA industry."
What is the future for the festival? Ideally, I see the city of Atlanta being completely encapsulated by stand-up comedy for an entire week, in the same way the Edinburgh and Montreal Comedy Festivals have done. The Laughing Skull Lounge team is working hard to build something great that will eventually grow into hundreds of shows that will bring in audiences from all over the country; and turn them into comedy fans.
Now that we have great sponsors like SiriusXM and Creative Loafing, I believe we can make this goal a reality in the next few years. Stay tuned and tell a friend!
Attending The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival is like going on a second honeymoon with comedy and remembering why you fell in love with it in the first place.
“I’ve done other festivals but never has every show been packed to the brim with smart, great audiences–until this one.”
“Most fun I’ve had losing a festival.”
“This festival revitalized and inspired me, personally and professionally. And I had a blast!”
“I could not have had a better time. It’s inspiring and terrifying to see how many brilliant, funny and talented people there are.”