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For one week each year, our community is a global one.
Come be part of it.

It’s a 5-day comedy fest that spans multiple stages (all in walking distance) showcasing improv, standup, sketch, music, variety acts, and everything in between. Join us for world class workshops, Beantown hospitality, networking opportunities, and a week’s worth of bonding through this crazy artform we all love.

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

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Performer Perks

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.)

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.

Submission fees and participant registration fees are two different, nonrefundable charges. Contact us with questions about the difference in fees.