Thanks for your interest in performing at the Limestone Comedy Festival. Submissions for the 2017 festival will open January 1st.

Those selected will perform twice during the festival, will be listed in the program, on the poster and website, and will receive an Artist badge allowing them access to all festival shows, official after parties, an artist/industry luncheon and an artist/VVIIPP Badge Holder brunch. You will not receive monetary compensation for performing at the festival, but you will get to do shows with cool headliners, network with your peers and industry, and have a good time.

We will be announcing attending industry a few weeks before submissions open. Past visiting industry have included representatives from Funny Business Agency, The Comedy Attic, The Knitting Factory, Morty's Comedy Joint, The Laughing Derby, Wiley's Comedy Joint, Crackers Comedy Club, JASH, Nat Bookings & Promotions, Sweet Wine Productions, Arch City Comedy Festival and On Tour Records.

Here's what some of those nice people have said about Limestone.

"Everyone who is selected for and performs at the festival is officially passed to work at the Comedy Attic." - Jared Thompson, The Comedy Attic.

"Limestone is a festival I look forward to attending every year. The talent is always great and it’s evident that the organizers put a lot of time and energy into taking care of the comics, industry and everyone who attends a show and supports the festival. The venues, the town, and all the events outside of the actual shows make this one of my all-around favorite fests." - Jamison Yoder, Funny Business.

"You know when you go to The Limestone Comedy Festival that its going to be loaded with nothing but hilarious comedians that have an original voice. The selection committee obviously has a high threshold for originality and it shows. That's why I think its one of the best events in the country for coming to see new and upcoming talent." - Todd McComas, Morty's/Wiley's/Laughing Derby

"I was thrilled to be a part of Limestone Fest last year. Jared and Mat have a built a great vibe in Bloomington with this Festival and The Comedy Attic. The lineups, venues and audiences were all so much fun and a great reflection of what we all love about comedy." - Becky Astphan, Sweet Wine Productions

"It's not only a fun weekend for our team, but an opportunity to scout out new talent as the line up is diverse and brings comedians in from around the country. As a production and booking company, we value a well crafted and organized festival where venues are in close proximity, which allows us to see the majority of performances. Submission clips to our company are certainly encouraged and reviewed, however seeing a comedian in action really gives us a better idea on whether they would be ideal for a produced or booked show we manage." - Natalie Heflin, NAT Productions - Bookings & Promotions

Submission fee is $25 from 12:00 a.m. EST January 1st to 11:59 p.m. February 15th, and $40 from 12:00 a.m. EST February 16th to 11:59 p.m. March 12th.

All submission videos must be hosted somewhere online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc...) and must be set to Public so the review panel can view them.

All submission videos must be at least 5 minutes long. If your video is longer than 5 minutes, please be aware that the review panel will only watch the first five minutes of your clip. Your video should be one unedited video, not a best of from several different sets.

Comics will be notified by April 1st as to whether they were selected or not.